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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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Analia is a member of the APC's communications team.

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Cook Islands: Pushing for women leaders

Posted Wed 27 Nov 2013 - 22:00 | 4,640 views
The Global Information Society Watch Cook Islands report was released, written by Maureen Hilyard, Alexis Wolfgramm and Lynnsay Rongokea from the Pan Pacific and Southeast Asia Women’s Association. Analía Lavin interviewed Maureen Hilyard, one of the authors, on the main issues women face online, on gender equality in the political system, and on the role of the media.
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Flavia Fascendini vive en una ciudad en el interior de Argentina y es directora de comunicaciones

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Democratizing access and use of ICTs for domestic workers in Uruguay

Posted Wed 27 Nov 2013 - 21:59 | 4,942 views
The Global Information Society Watch 2013 report, written by Goñi and Ana María Laura of ICTWatch (ObservaTIC), of the University of the Republic of Uruguay, is entitled "ICTs as a means for empowerment and influence: A democratising proposal for female domestic workers in Uruguay". GenderIT.org interviewed Goñi to understand how inequality in access to and ownership of ICTs affects this sector...
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Results from the Gender Report Card at the 2012 IGF: More women make a huge difference

Posted Wed 16 Oct 2013 - 18:01 | 5,694 views
This report summarises the contents of the Gender Report Card sections of the workshop reports from the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) of 2012. Interestingly, it shows among other interesting outputs, that gender was most likely to be mentioned in those workshops in which women were most likely to participate.
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Flavia Fascendini vive en una ciudad en el interior de Argentina y es directora de comunicaciones

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Let's talk about gender analysis in the LAC IGF

Posted Mon 30 Sep 2013 - 21:39 | 4,997 views
The APC Women's Rights Programme attended the preparatory meeting prior to the Latin American Internet Governance Forum held in late August in Córdoba, Argentina. Attending were Erika Smith, Dafne Sabanes Plou, and Flavia Fascendini. The Spanish language editor of GenderIT.org interviewed both feminists to analyse whether the internet governance debate still marginalises gender issues, or if they...
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Flavia Fascendini vive en una ciudad en el interior de Argentina y es directora de comunicaciones

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"We have to respond to discriminatory discourse with more discourse": Natalia Gherardi on symbolic violence

Posted Mon 30 Sep 2013 - 21:39 | 5,227 views
Mother and wife, housewife, caregiver, submissive, fragile. Or bad, crazy, bitch, witch. All are sexist gender stereotypes that speak to what, socially and culturally, a woman is considered to be, or not be, and what she should, or should not, be. How do we dismantle this sort of invisible violence? How do we challenge discriminatory gender stereotypes and label them publicly as being negative,...
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APC is both a network and an organisation.

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Survey on sexual activism, morality, and the internet

Posted Mon 15 Jul 2013 - 18:29 | 30,045 views
Has the internet become an indispensable tool for feminist and LGBTQI advocacy? How savvy are sexual rights activists in handling the legal and technical issues that come along when they use the internet? How do they negotiate online threats and restrictions? Activists from around the world addressed these and other questions through a global online survey on sexual rights work and the internet.
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BishakhaDatta

Bishakha Datta writes and films non-fiction, works on gender and sexuality, runs Point of View in

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Tangled, like wool - Sex, sexuality and the internet in India

Posted Wed 10 Jul 2013 - 15:19 | 9,726 views
A recent survey of sexual rights activists in India shows that most consider the internet an integral part of their activism. Tangled, Like Wool explores several intertwined questions arising from this: What does the internet bring to sexual rights activism? Do the online and the offline complement each other in this kind of activism? How does keeping the internet free and open strengthen...
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Kamilia Manaf holds a bachelor of Public Relations and is one of the founders of Institut Pelangi

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Indonesia: Put sex on the internet!

Posted Wed 10 Jul 2013 - 14:57 | 8,198 views
This article by Kamilia Manaf and Ni Loh Gusti Madewanti describes how the discourse on sexuality in Indonesia is becoming more political and part of the public sphere due to the impact of the reformations begun in 1998. However, while the internet has provided a space for the advancement of sexual rights in Indonesia, discrimination and violence against LGBT groups and women in Indonesia that...
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Jennifer is a South African feminist and coordinates APC's work in supporting women human rights

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How activism shapes your experience of being a citizen on the internet

Posted Tue 9 Jul 2013 - 14:34 | 11,689 views
What does it mean to use the internet freely and fully? What freedom do you have to express who you are, how you live your life, what you desire, dream and believe in on the internet? And how safely can you communicate, contribute, exist, navigate and be in the spaces online that can so powerfully connect you to communities and knowledges that build our sense of self? This article written by...
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Dafne es coordinadora del Programa de derechos de las mujeres de APC en América Latina y el Carib

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Women in the Information Society: Participating in development and ICT policy

Posted Fri 10 May 2013 - 17:13 | 2,670 views
One of the main complaints by women during the discussions at the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) focused on the need for more women to participate in decisions about the development of the Internet, and the discussion and implementation of public policies aimed at building an inclusive information society, without discrimination based on gender or any other grounds.