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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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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 | 10,135 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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KamiliaManaf

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 | 9,399 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

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 | 12,023 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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daphne

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 | 2,852 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.
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SelinaMudavanhu

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

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

Posted Thu 11 Apr 2013 - 15:01 | 5,798 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...
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"Sonia Randhawa is a member of GenderIT.org's pool of writer.

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

Posted Tue 9 Apr 2013 - 20:23 | 6,770 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...
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EstherNasikye

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

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

Posted Mon 8 Apr 2013 - 13:36 | 6,426 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...
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FlorenciaFloresIborra

Florencia es profesora de filosofía y productora de radio.

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Violence against women in Colombia: ICT overshadowed

Posted Wed 3 Apr 2013 - 14:03 | 6,737 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...
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Erika Smith is the APC Women’s Rights Project Associate.

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Digital World 2012: stories to end violence against women

Posted Mon 17 Dec 2012 - 20:48 | 7,374 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":...
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FlorenciaFloresIborra

Florencia es profesora de filosofía y productora de radio.

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

Posted Mon 17 Dec 2012 - 19:20 | 9,035 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.