Indepth

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.

SelinaMudavanhu's picture
SelinaMudavanhu

Selina Linda Mudavanhu works for the African Gender Institute at the University of Cape Town.

In depth

Reflecting on tech-mediated violence against women in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Posted Thu 11 Apr 2013 - 15:01 | 5,523 views
This interview conducted by Selina Mudavanhu from the African Gender Institute, University of Cape Town (South Africa) with Leila Seper, member of OneWorldsee in Bosnia Herzegovina (BiH) and responsible for the ‘Take Back the Tech!’ campaign and networking, reflects on the work developed by OneWorldsee, a civil society organization that works on online spaces and is one of the partners of the...
sonia

"Sonia Randhawa is a member of GenderIT.org's pool of writer.

In depth

Technology and violence against women @ CSW57th: "Both NGOs and states raised this as an issue of concern"

Posted Tue 9 Apr 2013 - 20:23 | 6,453 views
The 57th meeting of the Commission on the Status of Women met in New York from 4th to 15th March. This year the major theme was the 'Elimination and prevention of all forms of violence against women'. Chat Garcia Ramilo and Jan Moolman from the Association for Progressive Communications' Women's Rights Programme were there, and spoke to Sonia Randhawa about what the CSW is, why it is important...
EstherNasikye's picture
EstherNasikye

Esther Nasikye is a trained citizen journalist and founder of ChangeWaves, a civil society organi

In depth

Philippines: “If no justice is given to the survivors/victims then the laws become useless”

Posted Mon 8 Apr 2013 - 13:36 | 6,092 views
Violence against women in the Philippines is considered a public crime. According to the Philippines National Demographic and Health Survey, one in five women aged 15-49 has experienced physical violence since age 15. The advent of computers and internet exposes women to another dimension of violence. GenderIT.org writer, Esther Nasikye, talked to Foundation for Media Alternatives about the forms...
FlorenciaFloresIborra's picture
FlorenciaFloresIborra

Florencia es profesora de filosofía y productora de radio.

In depth

Violence against women in Colombia: ICT overshadowed

Posted Wed 3 Apr 2013 - 14:03 | 6,427 views
In Colombia there is no law or public policy that relates directly to violence against women and information and communication technologies. "This is a scenario where a lot that needs to be done, but which, at the same time, offers us an opportunity," said Olga Martinez Paz of the organization Colnodo, which runs the Colombia part of the APC project "End violence: women's rights and safety online...
erika's picture
erika

Erika Smith is the APC Women’s Rights Project Associate.

In depth

Digital World 2012: stories to end violence against women

Posted Mon 17 Dec 2012 - 20:48 | 7,027 views
The "Digital World 2012 - Knowledge to Prosperity conference":http://www.digitalworld.org.bd in Dhaka, Bangladesh 6-8 December was an amazing mashup of private sector, government, education, and civil society united in their interest in ICT for development. As coordinator of APC's "End violence: Women's rights and safety online project":...
FlorenciaFloresIborra's picture
FlorenciaFloresIborra

Florencia es profesora de filosofía y productora de radio.

In depth

Tell me what social network you use and I'll tell you what your struggle is

Posted Mon 17 Dec 2012 - 19:20 | 8,617 views
This article, written by Florencia Flores Iborra for GenderIT.org, analyses some current cultural practices on some of the more popular online social networks, and the ways in which the publication policies of these platforms support or restrict the proliferation of certain behaviors relating to respect for the rights of women on the internet.
Anonymous (not verified)

In depth

The online world might be scary, but it can be a place where we empower one another

Posted Wed 12 Dec 2012 - 12:08 | 6,934 views
Online harassment has become incredibly common for women around the world. Perpetrators of this violence act without fear of recourse, as anonymity protects them, and law does not limit their hate speech. Many women leave the online world out of fear that this violence will affect them in the offline world. But there are strategies that exist for women online activists to use to protect...
sonia

"Sonia Randhawa is a member of GenderIT.org's pool of writer.

In depth

Women at the IGF: Now we need to mainstream gender

Posted Thu 22 Nov 2012 - 14:19 | 6,401 views
This year's Internet Governance Forum came to a close in Baku, Azerbaijan on 16 November. GenderIT.org contributor Sonia Randhawa spoke to three women about their experiences at the IGF, and whether any progress is being made in terms of the representation of women, and the prominence of women's rights and gender as cross-cutting issues for internet goverance. Jac sm Kee is from Malaysia and...
Daysi Flores's picture
Daysi Flores

Daysi Flores Hernández grew up in Tegucigalpa, Honduras.

In depth

Women human rights defenders and digital security: Reflections with a Latin American accent

Posted Mon 5 Nov 2012 - 17:41 | 6,393 views
A survey of women human rights defenders (WHRDs) conducted as part of APC’s Connect Your Rights! campaign revealed some interesting practices and perceptions in terms of their use of information and communications technologies in their work. Daysi Flores, a GenderIT.org contributor, analyses the preliminary results of the survey, in light of the realities of Latin America.
Daysi Flores's picture
Daysi Flores

Daysi Flores Hernández grew up in Tegucigalpa, Honduras.

In depth

Who benefits from the silence? Freedom of expression and women human rights defenders in Costa Rica, Honduras and Guatemala

Posted Mon 5 Nov 2012 - 17:25 | 6,777 views
In this article, Daysi Flores, a JASS Mesoamérica representative and GenderIT.org contributor, looks at a number of new cybercrime laws in Costa Rica, Honduras and Guatemala that pose a threat to online security, the right to privacy, and freedom of expression and association for the countries’ citizens in general, but for women human rights defenders in particular.