Diversity, gender, and rights: All videos from IGF 2015 in one place

Flavia Fascendini on 16 Dec 2015 | 3,307views
Flavia Fascendini put together the videos from all discussions at the IGF 2015 which concerned gender issues, women's and sexual rights, bringing forward the Feminist Principles of the Internet.

Let's talk about the past to understand the internet of the present

Paz Peña O. on 10 Dec 2015 | 3,598views
The internet is all about the future and the next big thing and gosh, I'm so bored of that. Let's talk about the past in order to understand the internet of the present and its fights over rights.

Gender and technology have been increasingly recognised as a human rights issue

Paz Peña O. on 10 Dec 2015 | 2,887views
Between the belligerence of the "Gamer Gate" (the controversy regarding the last UN report on violence against women), and a very uncommon Stockholm Internet Forum who in its last session, focussed on gender issues, the context for the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in Joao Pessoa was a very interesting opportunity to see how gender would be addressed in the most important internet forum of the world.

What does internet policy mean for the average Ugandan?

Kembabazi Gloria on 03 Dec 2015 | 2,260views
The word “internet” is not well understood in its full and wholesome context by a size-able number of Ugandans and perhaps the majority. Smart phone usage has grown tremendously and with it the gospel of this thing called the internet. Of course with smart phones come the popularisation of social media and the applications that simplify internet use and access. It would seem that internet familiarisation has grown with these new gadgets.

Threats on her phone and footsteps behind her back

Flavia Fascendini on 26 Nov 2015 | 2,510views
Nina finished her work day at the high-fashion clothing store in the biggest shopping mall in Sarajevo. She sighed, remembering everything she had to go through to get out of that violent and abusive relationship that she endured for three years. One thousand and ninety-five days until she found the strength and support to end it. But that was just one step in the continuum of violence that would come afterwards.

What do women expect for this 10th IGF?

Flavia Fascendini on 07 Nov 2015 | 2,884views
GenderIT.org asked many of the participants in the Gender and Internet Governance eXchanges (gigX) from three different regions what they expected for this year's 10th Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in Brazil, in terms of women's and sexual rights, gender, and internet governance.

Women actively join internet governance discussions

Dafne Sabanes Plou on 04 Nov 2015 | 2,346views
Little by little, the number of women participating in the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) has increased significantly, and their presence in panels and workshops and as participants has brought new insights into the discussion of the different matters that are key in IGF debates.

Claiming governance spaces: from Gender and Internet Governance Exchange to Africa Internet Governance Forum

Caroline Tagny on 26 Oct 2015 | 2,631views
The Association for Progressive Communications' Caroline Tagny interviewed Chenai Chair, a participant of the Africa Gender and Internet Governance Exchange, on her experience.

Mystery eye emoji, manifestos and tech genes

Tarryn Booysen on 26 Oct 2015 | 1,766views
DJ's choice is a weekly section by GenderIT.org, exploring the depths of the web to provide you once a week with a top 5 of creative, interesting and informative pieces and resources on gender and ICTs. Delight yourself with this selection of “sparks”: Good readings, interesting links, videos, pictures, cool authors to point to, amazing tools, and much more. Send us interesting material to genderit at apcwomen.org or tweet us your links using #genderit.

Violence against women online

Kembabazi Gloria on 22 Oct 2015 | 1,911views
On the 28 and 29 September 2015, CIPESA held its eighth Forum on Internet Freedom in East Africa. One of the panel discussions, 'Violence Against Women Online' got me thinking on how 'violence against women online' can be handled to promote a more gender inclusive and perhaps a more gender sensitive internet - one where women can freely share and participate in the virtual space. Most discussions such as this tend to focus on how women can 'behave' in a more 'tolerable manner' online such as uploading modest pictures

Internet rights are human rights: Reflections from workshops in the DRC and Kenya on violence against women

Caroline Tagny on 13 Oct 2015 | 2,614views
I've had the privilege, this past year, to travel to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Kenya to facilitate workshops based on our Internet Rights are Human Rights: Violence Against Women (VAW) online curriculum.

Meha Jouini: The internet has allowed me to publicly express my identity as an Amazigh woman activist

Leila Nachawati Rego on 01 Oct 2015 | 2,197views
Maha Jouini is an Addis Ababa-based Tunisian blogger, and women’s rights and indigenous rights activist, with a special focus on the Amazigh community. APC’s Leila Nachawati met Meha in Addis Ababa during the African School on Internet Governance (AfriSIG) in September and here is what they talked about.

Internet governance: Who sets the rules?

Yvonne Oluoch on 22 Sep 2015 | 2,586views
When it comes to decision making, policies and advocacy, in most cases women are usually left behind especially in relation to ICTs. I must say that I am pleased with the representation of women at the African Internet Governance Forum and before I continue I must commend the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) and the New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD) for making this possible and continuing to give young women and youth opportunities for participating in such forums.

Imagine a Feminist Internet: Reflections on freedom of expression and mysoginistic online content

Dhyta Caturani on 20 Sep 2015 | 2,912views
This video by Dhyta Caturani from Engage Media features Sheena Magenya and Naomi Fontanos speaking about online mysoginistic content and its relation to freedom of expression, while attending the second Imagine a Feminist Internet in Malaysia, July 2015.

Uganda urgently needs to prioritise gender equality online

Irene Murungi on 19 Sep 2015 | 1,560views
Ahead of the launch of our Women’s Rights Online research, this series of guest blogs features on-the-ground perspectives from each of our research partners around the world. In this post, Irene Murungi, Gender Policy Officer at Women of Uganda Network (WOUGNET), talks about why it’s important to get more Ugandan women online and involved in internet policy debates.