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Yara

An Arab African feminist

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Again, representation not reflecting participation

Posted Thu 8 Nov 2012 - 12:24 | 6,982views
Attending the IGF for the first time came with no expectations, however it is difficult to ignore the usual disparity that I face everyday in Egypt, and in many other countries when I travel. No one can say that the number of women participating in the IGF 2012 is low, in fact women are very much present representing the different stakeholders; governments, private companies, and civil society...
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Jac sm Kee is the Women's Rights Programme Manager with the Association for Progressive Communica

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Multistakeholderism and Enhanced Cooperation: What's it all about?

Posted Wed 7 Nov 2012 - 15:29 | 7,176views
Multistakeholder participation and enhanced cooperation seems to be one of the major issue in this year's Internet Governance Forum (IGF). With World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT) around the corner and the anxious buzz of whether this is a bid by governments to have more control...
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Launched in 2006, GenderIT.org is a groundbreaking resource site that provides feminist reviews a

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Join IGF workshop 91 "Technology, Economic and Societal Opportunities and Women" - 6 November

Posted Mon 5 Nov 2012 - 13:59 | 2,901views
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Launched in 2006, GenderIT.org is a groundbreaking resource site that provides feminist reviews a

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Be a gender reporter at the IGF!

Posted Mon 5 Nov 2012 - 12:02 | 4,193views
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Melissa Hope Ditmore, PhD, is a consultant specializing in issues of gender, development, health

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New mobile app for sexuality research pulled back over privacy concerns

Posted Tue 23 Oct 2012 - 09:28 | 5,200views
Melissa Ditmore reflects on release and subsequent pulling back of new application designed to collect data on sexual activity by Kinsey Institute in the USA. She outlines privacy concerns raised and how these holes can jeopardize users data. She also makes a make a case how this app once privacy gaps are fixed can assist to document unwanted and often under-reported sexual experiences, such as...
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Nighat Dad is heavily engaged in public policy and research work related to ICTs in Pakistan.

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Attack on Pakistani youth activist will not shake women's rights activists

Posted Wed 10 Oct 2012 - 19:09 | 3,815views
An exceedingly sad, insensate and astounded feeling comes to mind while writing this piece about an innocent 14 year-old activist Malala Yousafzai shot in Swat, Pakistan earlier today. This young girl who exemplifies active participation in the Take Back the Tech! campaign in Pakistan.

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DELETE, UNDO, RETRIEVE: Statement on the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012

Posted Wed 10 Oct 2012 - 13:57 | 6,737views
The statement developed by the Women's Legal Bureau (WLB) in response to the Cybercrime Bill. WLB highlights the specific women's rights concerns in relation to the bill, in particular warn that the law can be used to further perpetuate violence against women. They are still in the process of gathering support and you are invited to sign on to show your support to the cause.
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Launched in 2006, GenderIT.org is a groundbreaking resource site that provides feminist reviews a

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A little red dot on a map points to a significant debate

Posted Wed 3 Oct 2012 - 17:49 | 6,384views
A Feminist talk entry published in GenderIT.org (in Portuguese) started an interesting exchange related to the complex fields of freedom of expression, censorship, hate speech, legal remedies, and ICT related violence against women. You must be asking yourself what it was about, in order to start such a complex debate. Well, it all starts with a map.

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The hack of Uganda’s government websites: Anonymous could do better

Posted Mon 27 Aug 2012 - 15:59 | 8,139views
Uganda’s Government websites were hacked and defaced earlier this month. The hacksters asserted that their actions were to protest the Ugandan Government persecution of the LGBTI community of Uganda where being gay is considered criminal and where legislation is pending Uganda’s parliament that would impose harsh prison penalties on gay people, including the death sentence for so called “...
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"Sonia Randhawa is a member of GenderIT.org's pool of writer.

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Rape and the courts: Going online isn't really justice

Posted Sun 12 Aug 2012 - 02:56 | 7,066views
Savannah Dietrich was raped. The rapists took photographs and circulated them at her school - but in a plea bargain, she was told that she was not allowed to tell people what had happened. She posted the names of her attackers on social media sites, risking a jail sentence and a fine. But is this justice?