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Erin Hassard

Erin Hassard is a freelance writer and communications coordinator for Women on Web based out of M

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South Korea: Censorship of telemedical services as a form of denying abortion access

Posted Thu 29 Apr 2021 - 21:04 | 275views

When countries invoke peripheral laws such as pharmaceutical violations or conscientious objection clauses as justification for blocking, restricting, or limiting abortion access, they are invariably creating additional barriers, not upholding legal integrity.

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Mariana Fossatti

Bilingual Spanish-English editor and content production coordinator for GenderIT.org.

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Gender, diversity and inclusion in open source communities

Posted Thu 29 Apr 2021 - 19:55 | 322views

The code, although open, is not neutral with respect to who contributes and for what. What happens to our contributions when we reveal our gender or sexuality? How can a project in which a significant portion of the work is invisible and not counted really be “free” and open source?

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Daiane Araujo

Daiane Araujo dos Santos is a Brazilian activist in human rights and at Information and Communica

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The contribution of bell hooks and Paulo Freire to the construction of community networks

Posted Tue 30 Mar 2021 - 16:16 | 1,125views

In this article, Daiane Araujo discuss the link between popular education and community networks, and argues that class, race and gender should be part of the analysis in the implementation of autonomous infrastructure and technical training dedicated to digitally excluded communities.

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Julia Keseru

Julia Keserű is a people nerd working in the intersections of activism, technology and social iss

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Predation or innovation?

Posted Mon 8 Mar 2021 - 21:09 | 1,998views

This piece is part of a series where Julia Keseru explores the connection between our online systems and bodily integrity, and the long-term effects of digital innovation on our collective well-being.

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Brindaalakshmi. K

Brindaalakshmi. K is a queer-feminist researcher, writer, advocacy and training professional.

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Using the internet during a pandemic: Is it a choice?

Posted Mon 15 Feb 2021 - 14:53 | 1,654views

During the lockdown in India, the circumstances of marginalised population groups, including gender and sexual minorities (GSM), has worsened. Community and peer support has been critical, but in many cases it depends on phone and/or internet connectivity. The author wonders if informed choices regarding internet usage is possible in this context.

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Networks Woven with Care

Posted Wed 20 Jan 2021 - 18:02 | 1,436views

Once upon a time, not long ago, in a village in southeast Brazil, women came together to exchange information and learn collectively about the influence of technology on their lives and on the spirit of the community. In the process, they learned something of great value.

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Juliette Bretan

Juliette Bretan is a freelance journalist covering Polish and Eastern European current affairs an

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Online protests against Poland's abortion law become stronger

Posted Tue 12 Jan 2021 - 10:12 | 1,915views

New changes to Poland's abortion law could effectively ban abortion. Online protests have been building momentum to counter the force of the government, even as the pandemic rages on in Europe.

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Marcela Guerra

Artesana y madre, interesada en la apropiación de la tecnología y la necesidad de producir inform

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Women in community networks in Latin America: the story of Belem

Posted Wed 16 Dec 2020 - 14:39 | 2,513views

GenderIT and Locnet invited women who work in CNs to share their experiences in the times of COVID-19 and their reflections on what these times have revealed around centering meaningful communication in their physical and digital communities. This is the second part of the stories that got to be told about the acts of care in communication technlogies under the pandemic.

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Chako Armant

Chako Arman leads the Ensemble Pour la Différence community networks program in the DRC

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Hardworking and resilient women engage with a health information chatbot in Pamoja Net

Posted Wed 16 Dec 2020 - 11:39 | 1,934views

Through awareness-raising work groups organised by Pamoja Net in DRC, women and girls learned how to participate in the network and to access and verify health information through a telephone helpline and a chatbot.

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Chenai Chair

Chenai Chair’s interest in the ICT sector developed from learning of mobiles for development whil

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How feminist research shapes AI, privacy, and data protection discourse

Posted Fri 11 Dec 2020 - 10:46 | 2,551views

In this second post in a series on artificial intelligence, research in the African context, Chenai shares why she believes that a feminist approach to research around AI is the only way.