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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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Flavia Fascendini vive en una ciudad en el interior de Argentina y es directora de comunicaciones

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Opportunities for Ecuadorian women to connect their rights online

Posted Thu 5 Apr 2012 - 11:13 | 5,911 views
In the interview with Flavia Fascendini of GenderIT.org, Valeria Betancourt, manager of APC’s Communications and Information Policy Programme, argues that the incorporation of knowledge transfer through technology, connectivity for the information and knowledge society, and finally, inclusion and the guarantee of human rights within the broad strategies of Ecuador’s National Plan for Good Living...
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Flavia Fascendini vive en una ciudad en el interior de Argentina y es directora de comunicaciones

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Brazil, Magaly Pazello: “We have no specific debate on women's internet rights”

Posted Thu 5 Apr 2012 - 11:11 | 7,103 views
Magaly Pazello, activist and specialist researcher in gender and information and communication technologies, recently joined the team that developed the Brazil report for the UN's Universal Periodic Review. In discussion with Flavia Fascendini, the editor of GenderIT.org, Pazello confirmed that there is still a great deal to do with regards to the connection between women's rights and a broad...
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"Sonia Randhawa is a member of GenderIT.org's pool of writer.

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Finding the balance: Women's rights and the internet in the Philippines

Posted Thu 5 Apr 2012 - 11:09 | 5,682 views
GenderIT.org writer Sonia Randhawa speak with Jelen Paclarin, executive director of the Women's Legal and Human Rights Bureau (WLB) in the Philippines, about the potential of the UPR to improve the lives of women in Philippines, the emerging forms of technology-related VAW and key challenges in addressing it, and the importance of women's representation in policy-making processes.
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Mapping the intersection of technology and gender-based violence

Posted Wed 14 Dec 2011 - 10:00 | 10,068 views
On 25 November 2011, Take Back The Tech! campaign launched an interactive map that allows internet users to share their stories, local news and personal experiences of gender-based violence they faced online or through the use of mobile phone technologies. As of 7 December, the map has recorded 103 stories from across the globe, with the majority of stories coming from Africa, Latin America and...

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From Clock Square to StreetWatch: mapping sexual harassment in Palestina

Posted Wed 14 Dec 2011 - 08:08 | 7,715 views
Dalia Othman, a researcher and human rights activist, reports on a new initiative in Ramallah, Palestina, that uses online mapping and mobile phone technology to allow women to combat sexual harassment in the streets.

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It's time to stand up and be counted

Posted Wed 14 Dec 2011 - 07:39 | 4,900 views
If we want to tackle the problem of gender-based violence online, we need to develop a strong evidence base, argues Grady Johnson in this article. At the risk of revisiting old traumas, we need women to document the scope of the problem, so that the gravity of the situation can no longer be denied. Most of all, we need good numbers if we hope to make good policies.
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Flavia Fascendini vive en una ciudad en el interior de Argentina y es directora de comunicaciones

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Coordinates for change: putting violence against women on the map

Posted Wed 14 Dec 2011 - 06:39 | 5,249 views
“Map it. End it. Demand change” was the core of the Take Back the Tech! campaign for 2011. Flavia Fascendini writes about several mapping initiatives around the world that aim to document forms of violence against women so as to “put them on the map” in the sense that they are named, pointed out, shown as related, and denounced - and in that way the mapped territory is changed into one that...
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Mapping and privacy: Interview with Privacy International's Gus Hosein (audio, 18 mins)

Posted Wed 14 Dec 2011 - 06:15 | 2,623 views
GenderIT.org's writer, Sonia Randhawa, spoke with senior fellow at Privacy International Gus Hosein about how mobile devices and their ability to map our movements are intruding on women's personal privacy and individual autonomy.
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"Sonia Randhawa is a member of GenderIT.org's pool of writer.

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Mapping and privacy: Interview with Privacy International's Gus Hosein

Posted Wed 14 Dec 2011 - 05:36 | 8,307 views
Sonia Randhawa spoke with senior fellow at Privacy International Gus Hosein about how mobile devices and their ability to map our movements are intruding on personal privacy and individual autonomy.
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Erika Smith works for the APC Women's Rights Programme in the coordination team of the global Tak

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Take Back the Tech! But know the risks first

Posted Tue 13 Dec 2011 - 07:02 | 10,166 views
Like any tool, ICTs can be tremendously useful, but dangerous if you don't know what you're doing. This is doubly true for activists and women's rights defenders. Jennifer Radloff and Erika Smith speak to participants from one of our secure online communications for women human rights defenders workshops who share their own experiences with ICTs and what they've learned from the training.