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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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Caroline is the West and Central Africa Programs Coordinator for the Coalition of African Lesbian

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EROTICS, activism and feminist porn

Posted Wed 27 Aug 2014 - 16:49 | 7,438 views
Caroline Tagny interviewed Rohini Lakshané, who used to work with EROTICS India, and Sheena Magenya, from the Coalition of African Lesbians during the Global meeting on gender, sexuality and the internet in April 2014 to ask them how they understand pornography from their respective contexts, and how do they engage their activism with the intersection between sexual rights and internet rights.
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APC is both a network and an organisation.

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Feminist Principles of the Internet

Posted Wed 20 Aug 2014 - 14:11 | 35,446 views
Over three days, the participants discussed and debated intersections of gender, sexuality, and the internet – not only as a tool – but as a new public space. In thinking through these issues, the participants at the meeting developed a set of *15 feminist principles of the internet*. These are designed to be an evolving document that informs our work on gender and technology, as well as...
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Lamia Kosovic is an instructional designer and lecturer in Gender Studies and Communication Arts.

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Becoming an agent of change

Posted Tue 19 Aug 2014 - 14:36 | 6,218 views
Are feminists bored with online activism? Cyber feminists’ minor politics and affirmative political approach often presents us with dynamic, thematic and changeable maps of affinities, of political kinship, and there is a strong potential in the crafting of such unities. However, there are more than just a few obstacles that feminists in the virtual communities have to deal with. “But their...
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Nyx McLean is a caffeine-fueled transdisciplinary researcher who writes queerly about the interne

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Marginalised desires and the internet

Posted Tue 12 Aug 2014 - 18:14 | 6,409 views
This article explores marginalised desires and the need individuals have to express these desires online, especially when it may not be safe to do so offline. Attention is brought to the need to protect individuals’ rights to engage in sharing content and expressing their desires online; and the need for digital security to protection their data and identities. The article also discusses notions...
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Melissa Hope Ditmore, PhD, is a consultant specializing in issues of gender, development, health

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Thirty years after 1984: Who’s looking at you?

Posted Tue 12 Aug 2014 - 17:43 | 5,796 views
Recording cameras everywhere, facial recognition software, gait-recognition technology, unauthorized collection of pictures: It is widely known now that private companies are working with states on surveillance, but does this affect women and girls in a particular way? “While online security is for everyone, women and girls are frequent targets of malicious attacks online, and they suffer greater...
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Richa Kaul Padte is a writer, researcher and bass-music lover.

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The not-so-strange feeling that someone’s always watching you

Posted Tue 12 Aug 2014 - 17:31 | 8,342 views
“The neighbour resembling plastic-bag-recording Ricky in American Beauty, who takes surreptitious pictures of you while collecting the day’s post. That picture of me that I posted 7 years ago on MySpace that’s now doing the rounds on some misogynistic Reddit thread. That nanny cam set up to protect your 6-year-old niece whose footage ends up on a child porn site. For most women, Big Brother lives...
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Flavia Fascendini vive en una ciudad en el interior de Argentina y es directora de comunicaciones

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Interview with Nana Darkoa: Adventures from the bedroom of an African woman

Posted Thu 8 May 2014 - 01:10 | 8,807 views
Three (and many more) online is not a crowd – neither online nor offline. That is what the multi-award-winning blog "Adventures from the bedrooms of African women" posits. In this interview, one of the blog's founders and writers, Nana Darkoa from Ghana, talks about how this space started, what the boundaries are, and what it takes to build a safe and free space where African women can openly...

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Erika Smith: "It’s society’s responsibility, the companies’, and our countries’ to keep us safe"

Posted Wed 7 May 2014 - 14:54 | 5,346 views
People Links is a monthly online gathering hosted by May First/People Link members, for members and open to the public. On 27 March they hosted a discussion on technology-related violence against women and the tensions that exist between combating hate speech and the right to freedom of expression. The discussion featured Erika Smith from the APC Women's Rights Programme (WRP).
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Minna Salami is a Nigerian-Finnish writer and the founder of MsAfropolitan (

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The coming of (digital) age: How African feminists are using the internet to change women's lives

Posted Mon 5 May 2014 - 14:24 | 14,793 views
In this article, the writer Minna Salami states that while the digital wave is marked by more diversity than previous feminist waves, with people of all walks of life contributing, it is nevertheless predominantly the ways that white/western feminists challenge patriarchal structures using the internet that has garnered attention. "However, important milestones of the global feminist struggle go...
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Flavia Fascendini vive en una ciudad en el interior de Argentina y es directora de comunicaciones

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(Audio) Erika Smith in People Links Digital Gatherings: "We live in a world where privacy is not the default setting"

Posted Sun 4 May 2014 - 18:06 | 4,363 views

People Links is a monthly online gathering hosted by May First/People Link members, for members and open to the public. On 27 March they hosted a discussion on technology-related violence against women and the tensions that exist between combating hate speech and the right to freedom of expression.

The discussion featured Erika Smith from the APC Women’s Rights Programme (WRP).