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Feminist talk  is meant to be a hub for conversations between our readers and writers on topics that are related to the sometimes dry world of internet policy. It is a space for storytelling, personal essays, opinions – to challenge and inspire readers on issues and topics that are close to them. Here are the opinions, experiences and thoughts of writers from the diverse community in which we live.

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Richa Kaul Padte is a writer, researcher and bass-music lover.

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EROTICS India: Women, sexuality and the internet

Posted Fri 15 Mar 2013 - 00:00 | 6,096views
Within the arena of ‘women, sexuality and the internet’, the usual suspects of pornography, indecency, and non-consensual videography are often the first topics that come to mind. But women aren’t just subjects on the internet – they are users, too. A presentation at the EROTICS India workshop overturned some common assumptions by highlighting experiences of women online.
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Richa Kaul Padte is a writer, researcher and bass-music lover.

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Five principles for a feminist approach to technology

Posted Thu 14 Mar 2013 - 13:35 | 4,765views
This blog post is second in a series of ten blog posts to report on the EROTICS India workshop, recently concluded in Delhi. All the blog posts in this series are written by Richa Kaul Padte, the official rapporteur at the meeting.
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Launched in 2006, GenderIT.org is a groundbreaking resource site that provides feminist reviews a

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An EROTICS call: Survey on internet regulation and sexual rights

Posted Wed 13 Mar 2013 - 15:49 | 3,206views
Are you member of a non-governmental or a community-based organisation? Are you an academic or a researcher? Do you work within networks or coalitions? Are you an independent blogger? If you are a sexuality rights activist and you use the internet in your work, this call is for you.

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Brazil: Special report "Women on the internet"

Posted Tue 12 Mar 2013 - 18:18 | 3,953views
The Women of Expression theme for 2013 is Women and the Internet. The development of information and communication technologies in recent decades has revolutionized the way people communicate and express their ideas. Internet is now part of the everyday life of millions of people around the world and has thus become a basic tool to exercise the right to freedom speech. At the same time, new forms...
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Richa Kaul Padte is a writer, researcher and bass-music lover.

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EROTICS India: meet the participants

Posted Tue 12 Mar 2013 - 14:52 | 5,705views
Bringing together sexual rights activists, women’s groups and internet activists, the first EROTICS India workshop – organised by Point of View, APC (Association for Progressive Communications) and the Internet Democracy Project - explored the relationship between sexual rights activism, sexuality, and the Internet. Focusing on issues ranging from rights to security to advocacy, the workshop...
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GenderIT.org @ 57th Session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women, New York - Take part!

Posted Wed 6 Mar 2013 - 19:15 | 1,974views
The fifty-seventh session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) is taking place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from 4 to 15 March 2013 under the theme “Elimination and prevention of all forms of violence against women and girls.” The Association for Progressive Communications Women’s Rights Programme (WRP) has a full agenda at the event as part of its advocacy efforts...
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Take Back the Tech! and GenderIT.org together on a Twitter blast! Join us!

Posted Wed 6 Mar 2013 - 13:45 | 3,286views
Jointly with the Take Back the Tech! campaign, GenderIT.org is taking part in a Twitter blast to contribute to put tech-related violence against women and girls on the table at the CSW57.

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“What is your price for the night?” – From ‘sexual strangers’ to ‘sexual citizens’ using ICTs

Posted Tue 5 Mar 2013 - 22:10 | 4,580views
EROTICS – which stands for Exploratory Research on Sexuality and ITCs (same as ICTs)- is a global project that attempts to explore how marginalized sections are using the Internet and the ICTs, at large, to assert their sexual rights. The India chapter - #EROTICSIndia - was organised in Delhi recently by the Internet Democracy Project in collaboration with South Africa based APC and Point of View...
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VAW that is committed, abetted or aggravated through the use of ICTs and in online spaces are part of the continuum of violence

Posted Mon 4 Mar 2013 - 17:58 | 6,034views
Since 2006, cyberstalking, online harassment, image manipulation and privacy violations have increasingly become part of intimate-partner violence and sexual harassment, compromising women and girls' safety online and offline in many countries. Read APC's Women´s Rights Programme statement to the 57th Session on the Commission on the Status of Women.
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APC at the Commission on the Status of Women in New York: the long walk in anti-VAW struggle

Posted Fri 1 Mar 2013 - 12:17 | 3,055views
The fifty-seventh session of the Commission on the Status of Women will take place at United Nations Headquarters in New York from 4 to 15 March 2013 under the theme “Elimination and prevention of all forms of violence against women and girls.” The APC Women’s Rights Programme has a full agenda at the event as part of its advocacy efforts supporting women’s and internet rights.