These are just some of the ways women and LGBTQ+ people make the internet healthier
By Laura Vidal
What can be done to make the internet healthier? Some of the most compelling answers arise in the very communities that experience the worst online violence plaguing the internet.
Can social media platforms tackle online violence without structural change?
By Marwa Azelmat
We welcome the commitments made by Facebook, Google, TikTok and Twitter to tackle online abuse on their platforms. However, without ensuring that the systems they create do not reproduce and amplify existing inequalities, built-in safety tools will only mitigate harms on the surface.
Transgender Act in India: A law that replicates existing challenges with digitisation?
By Brindaalakshmi. K
In India, the digitisation drive of services interlinked with offline violence, marginalisation and stigma make it almost impossible for transgender persons to be considered as people who deserve equal rights. Through the provisions mentioned in the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Act 2019, this article gives us a glimpse of human rights violations and denial of a life with dignity...
The identity predicament: a story about statelessness and the fight for denied rights
By Cecilia Mwende Maundu
The system of integrated biometric database in Kenya, Huduma Namba, exposes multilayered challenges of statelessness, loss of basic human rights and availing government services. Through conversations with Mariam, a Nubian woman, we learn about the tedious and extremely long waiting period to obtain an ID card, without which people from ethnic minorities are not counted as citizens, and are...
When our work doesn't fit metrics: for another way to count women on Wikipedia
By Evelin Heidel - Scann
The Wikipedia gender gap has been well documented for a decade. But are women in the Wikimedia movement in the same situation as a few years ago? What has changed and what still needs to be done?
Queer on the Internet: The Politics of Visibility
By A. Salman
In this article, three queer-identifying internet users from Pakistan, talk about queer (in)visibility and the precarity of private online spaces for expression.
Approaching the fight against autocracy with feminist principles of freedom
By Maimuna Jeng
This article examines the #FreeSenegal protests from a feminist perspective, depicting women's erasure from movements and revolutions in the African continent, and the prevalence of rape culture and sexual violence – even amidst anti-oppression protests.
South Korea: Censorship of telemedical services as a form of denying abortion access
By Erin Hassard
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.
Gender, diversity and inclusion in open source communities
By Mariana Fossatti
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?
The contribution of bell hooks and Paulo Freire to the construction of community networks
By Daiane Araujo
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.