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Indepth features analytical articles that are meant to inform readers about perspectives, issues and debates around certain topics relevant to gender, technology and ICT policy. This is the place for articles that provide an informed, well-reasoned feminist perspective, with a strong focus on the global South.

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Peter Bloom

Fundador y coordinador general de Rhizomatica, una organización dedicada a fortalecer la autonomí

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Machín 2 Machín (II): A critical feminist and psychosocial perspective on new digital networks

Posted Mon 10 Aug 2020 - 23:33 | 2,345 views

In the second part of their article, Loreto Bravo and Peter Bloom alert us to the dangers of a romanticization of technologies and develop a psychosocial and feminist approach as a tool to face the new wave of hyperconnectivity that is announced with 5G.

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Loreto Bravo Muñoz

Feminista, hacker y comunicadora popular.

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Machín 2 Machín (I): A critical feminist and psychosocial perspective on new digital networks

Posted Fri 7 Aug 2020 - 20:48 | 2,940 views

In the first half of this two parts article, Loreto Bravo and Peter Bloom delve deeper into a critique of the new networks that are emerging with the rushed transition to 5G, from a feminist and psychosocial perspective.

Policy changes because movements happen. Our voices and our activism matter. Ruhiya Seard - IDRC
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Mariana Fossatti

Bilingual Spanish-English editor and content production coordinator for GenderIT.org.

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Policy reform: Working towards feminist transformation and change

Posted Tue 21 Jul 2020 - 17:06 | 906 views

The Feminist Internet Research Network intentionally seeks to go beyond research to impact on policy and advocacy. But what should be a feminist approach to policy shifts, specifically coming from the global South?

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Yulia Dwi Andriyanti

Yulia Dwi Andriyanti, a queer Muslim woman, writer and community organizer.

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Grassroot Solidarity to Fight the Pandemic: From Farmers to Queer Communities

Posted Wed 1 Jul 2020 - 12:29 | 2,755 views

How are the LBTQI+ people and communities facing the difficulties posed by the global pandemic and the lockdown? This article explores the emergence of solidarities amongst different marginalised groups including farmers and queer communities, to ensure food, work and basic survival.

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Lucía Trias

Lucía Trias tiene una maestría en investigación de diseño, de la fundación Bahaus Dessau, así c

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Data, maps and colonialism in times of pandemic

Posted Fri 5 Jun 2020 - 10:44 | 2,365 views

The practice of mapping began within a month since the first outbreaks of Covid-19 as a means of rapid visualisation, accompanied by the division between those who manage data and those who contribute their personal information, while suffering the consequences of it. Is there a more just approach to information-based aid where people have more autonomy over their data?

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Parijatha

Parijatha G.P.

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Domestic work in the platform economy: reflections on awareness of worker's rights

Posted Wed 8 Apr 2020 - 20:58 | 1,919 views

As part of the Feminist Internet Research Network, we are including a series of short pieces on reflections by researchers on the ground. Here the author reflects on whether domestic workers are sufficiently aware of their rights and of unions that they could be part of, regardless of whether they use online platforms or find work using more traditional routes.

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Radha

Radha works as an activist at Stree Jagruti Samiti and Domestic Workers Rights Union, where she s

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Domestic work in the platform economy: reflections on conducting interviews on sensitive issues

Posted Wed 8 Apr 2020 - 20:56 | 1,690 views

As part of the Feminist Internet Research Network, we are including a series of short pieces on reflections by researchers on the ground, and in this piece a researcher talks about the experience of doing research with workers, unions and companies and of trying to determine the extent of sexual harassment or caste prejudice in the platform economy around domestic labour

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Sumathi

Sumathi has been working with domestic workers for 10 years at Stree Jagruti Samiti, where she al

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Domestic work in the platform economy: reflections on difficulty to set up interviews

Posted Wed 8 Apr 2020 - 20:52 | 1,575 views

As part of the Feminist Internet Research Network, we are including a series of short pieces on reflections by researchers on the ground, and in this piece, the researcher speaks of the difficulties of setting up interviews with domestic workers, often torn between home and work obligations.

Meeting of domestic workers unionists in Indica.
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Zeenathunnisa

Zeenathunnisa is a zonal lead for Janodaya Trust, where she coordinates the setting up and runnin

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Domestic work in the platform economy: reflections on research and social work

Posted Wed 8 Apr 2020 - 20:50 | 1,712 views

As part of the Feminist Internet Research Network, we are including a series of short pieces on reflections by researchers on the ground, and in this piece, the writer explores how it is possible but also difficult for her to do social work and awareness building, and shift to doing research.

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Ambika

Ambika is a researcher with the Centre for Internet and Society, India.

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Digital mediation of reproductive and care work in India: research reflexivity and challenges

Posted Wed 8 Apr 2020 - 20:40 | 1,748 views

Women who do domestic work are able to now find employers through online platforms, but does this new avenue and promise of the digital economy ensure that their labour rights are upheld? In this short series, we read about four researchers who directly interviewed with workers as part of a project in the Feminist Internet Research Network. Here are the reflections of the researchers on ethics...