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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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genderit.org

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 | 4,116views
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 | 4,328views
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 | 3,193views
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 | 8,373views
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 | 5,167views
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 | 4,796views
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.
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hvale

Translocal feminist activist, storyteller passionate for #FeministInternet FLOSS opendata, privac

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Censorship walks, a feminist view of the Internet Governance Forum

Posted Thu 15 Nov 2012 - 21:05 | 5,734views
A big hangar, with a constant voice asking people to wear headphones and talk to each other through the microphones, an internet network that does not allow participants to be online simultaneously, with an average of only one person out of three being able to access full online services and the other two struggling with their different devices to reach out, comment and communicate what is...
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Translocal feminist activist, storyteller passionate for #FeministInternet FLOSS opendata, privac

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Autocracy 2.0 at the Internet Governance Forum

Posted Thu 15 Nov 2012 - 21:00 | 30,110views
This is my first IGF, I have sneaked into the arena of Internet Governance during the WSIS. At that time I decided to retire and be a distant witness. This year I am here, listening, learning, observing and exercising my right to express my visions, my active feminist citizenship - which was censored today (7th Nov.) in the workshop 89 room 8 by the “aggressively moderate” Robert Guerra.

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‘Feminist Cyborgs: Activism, Fundraising and Security Online’: register now for AFF and APC webinar

Posted Thu 15 Nov 2012 - 18:02 | 2,631views
This webinar will examine the idea of the feminist cyborg. The feminist cyborg is at home both online and offline, and her activism is reflected in her online life (whether it is through blogs, tweets and general online presence) as well as in what she does offline (working for a feminist organization, working with women’s rights organizations and social justice movements, or in progressive media...
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Translocal feminist activist, storyteller passionate for #FeministInternet FLOSS opendata, privac

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Human rights must be encoded into the fabric of internet governance dialogues

Posted Wed 14 Nov 2012 - 12:27 | 3,094views
This is the transcription of Valentina Pellizzer 's speech at the closing ceremony of the 7th Internet Governance Forum (IGF), which took place in Baku, Azerbaijan from 6th to 9th November, 2012.