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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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An Arab African feminist

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A human rights defender: talking about international support

Posted Wed 6 Feb 2013 - 13:43 | 2,799views
Who is a human rights defender? Who is a woman human rights defender? Is he the one with the fancy camera and tweeting for his thousands of followers? Is she the one with the cute face and a good English accent? Who are the ones 'we' consider worth our admiration, and more importantly now it seems, worthy of support, coverage and highlighting from international organizations and media?
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genderit.org

Launched in 2006, GenderIT.org is a groundbreaking resource site that provides feminist reviews a

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Shape the future of womens' rights, now! We need more responses to our WSIS survey for civil society to have a voice!

Posted Wed 23 Jan 2013 - 13:13 | 2,664views
APC would like to invite civil society organisations that participated in the WSIS process and that are concerned in some way with the WSIS goal of building a 'people-centred information society' to participate in a survey we are conducting as part of our WSIS +10 efforts.
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Erika Smith is the APC Women’s Rights Project Associate.

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Blaming the victim

Posted Tue 18 Dec 2012 - 14:51 | 5,873views
It was a bit like ping-pong - reporters, activists, and representatives from civil society organisations in a hot debate on privacy in Facebook. Some pointed out how Facebook (FB) from its inception is designed to encourage giving up your innermost secrets – or at least your relationship status. That privacy configurations change frequently on FB and it's hard to keep up or understand the...
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UroojZia

Urooj Zia is an Associate Editor at Chashm (http://www.chashm.net

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She's begging to be raped – Twitterverse for feminists in Pakistan!

Posted Mon 17 Dec 2012 - 17:20 | 5,033views
‘She's begging to be raped.’ That's the response that many feminists in Pakistan get online from Pakistani men seeking to shut them up. This is a response from Pakistani men to women merely tweeting about issues related to sexualised violence.
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Launched in 2006, GenderIT.org is a groundbreaking resource site that provides feminist reviews a

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Taking back the tech by tweeting for women´s rights

Posted Wed 12 Dec 2012 - 17:15 | 4,254views
This selection of tweets circulated during the 2012 Take Back the Tech! campaign spotlights some of the key issues addressed during the 16 Days as well as relevant and provocative resources regarding violence against women and technologies.
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"Sonia Randhawa is a member of GenderIT.org's pool of writer.

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Stories that need to be heard

Posted Fri 7 Dec 2012 - 18:01 | 4,465views
Tonight, as I was thinking through this blog, my three-year-old offered to help. “It's not easy,” I warned her. “You see, there was a man who hurt a woman. He hurt her lots, and told her that if she didn't keep quiet, that he'd hurt her again. But she didn't keep quiet, and she told people her story.”
Beena Sarwar

Beena Sarwar is a journalist, editor and documentary filmmaker (originally a painter) focusing on

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Facebook support sucks

Posted Mon 3 Dec 2012 - 12:40 | 3,326views
Since November 22, when I made a password error, Facebook has restricted me from certain features for 30 days. Highly inconvenient because I am admin of several groups and pages (mostly related to peace and human rights). Each I try to take any of the above actions, I get a note saying I have been blocked from certain features because I may have violated community standards. Like which ones?
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Rafia is a tech journalist currently working as a research and communications associate at Digita

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“A Facebook status can get you arrested faster than killing someone now”

Posted Fri 23 Nov 2012 - 17:36 | 8,530views
In India, the largest democracy on Earth, 21-year old girl Shaheen Dhada was arrested for posting a status update on Facebook questioning the complete shutdown of cities for Bal Thackeray’s (rightwing leader notorious for inciting religious hatred and violence) funeral on Sunday, 18th November. Her friend Renu Srinivas was also arrested for “liking” the update which reportedly read: "People like...
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Katerina lives in Czech Republic and enjoys spending as much time possible in India.

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IGF 2012: Day two in room four

Posted Fri 23 Nov 2012 - 11:41 | 5,353views
What I most value about the IGF is that thanks to its multi-stakeholder principle, it widens my perspective on pressing internet governance issues. However, all three sessions I attended on day two in room number four, while talking about human rights, failed to include women's right perspective. Women internet users are important stakeholder and it is evident that even after six years of...
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Flavia Fascendini vive en una ciudad en el interior de Argentina y es directora de comunicaciones

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Women's take on internet governance: A selection of tweets from IGF 2012

Posted Tue 20 Nov 2012 - 15:12 | 4,972views
This is a selection of the tweets circulated during the Internet Governance Forum in Baku, Azerbaijan, from November 6-9 2012. They were selected following the criteria of its relevance in reflecting the discussions around women’s role in internet governance processes, as well as women’s and internet rights during the IGF.