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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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It's time to stand up and be counted

Posted Wed 14 Dec 2011 - 07:39 | 4,770 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 | 5,133 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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"Sonia Randhawa is a member of GenderIT.org's pool of writer.

Mapping and privacy: Interview with Privacy International's Gus Hosein (audio, 18 mins)

Posted Wed 14 Dec 2011 - 06:15 | 2,581 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 | 8,173 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 is the APC Women’s Rights Project Associate.

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Take Back the Tech! But know the risks first

Posted Tue 13 Dec 2011 - 07:02 | 9,993 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.
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Flavia Fascendini vive en una ciudad en el interior de Argentina y es directora de comunicaciones

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Stripping the IGF bare: where are women´s rights?

Posted Mon 17 Oct 2011 - 21:44 | 6,871 views
GenderIT.org's editors, Flavia Fascendini and Katerina Fialova, speak with the APC WNSP members who took part at the Sixth Internet Governance Forum that took place in Nairobi, Kenya from 27-30 September 2011. In the interview, Chat García Ramilo, Dafne Sabanes Plou, Jac sm Kee, Jan Moolman, and Jennifer Radloff from the APC Women´s Programme offer their insights regarding gender balance and...
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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 activists and internet governance: let's open the debate

Posted Mon 17 Oct 2011 - 13:19 | 6,064 views
Dafne Plou reports on the workshop of about 20 women's rights advocates from different countries and backgrounds who met late September 2011, in Nairobi, Kenya, just before the 6th Internet Governance Forum to share their experiences in policy advocacy and to discuss internet governance and its linkage to women’s rights agendas. The workshop was organised by the APC Women's Networking Support...
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Flavia Fascendini vive en una ciudad en el interior de Argentina y es directora de comunicaciones

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Who's gonna track me?

Posted Tue 13 Sep 2011 - 22:37 | 6,387 views
Flavia Fascendini looks at the report of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders -- which, for the first time in history, focuses on the situation of women's human rights defenders. Drawing on the report's findings, she talks to South-East Asian women's activists about the unique security risks they face online.
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Maya Ganesh is Applied Research Director at Tactical Tech in Berlin and leads the organisation's

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Connectedness or alienation?

Posted Tue 13 Sep 2011 - 18:25 | 6,170 views
Women's human rights activist Edna Aquino remarks on how ICTs have impacted her work, presenting both new opportunities and new risks. In her interview with new GenderIT.org writer, Maya Ganesh, Edna argues that activists using ICTs must be mindful of alienating women with the use of excessive jargon, and must always be keenly aware that there are inherent risks in online communications. However...
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Mavic Cabrera-Balleza is the international coordinator of the Global Network of Women Peacebuilde

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ICT skills gap = online security risks

Posted Tue 13 Sep 2011 - 17:46 | 7,087 views
GenderIT.org contributor Mavic Cabrera-Balleza interviews Mary Jane Real, outgoing coordinator of the Women Human Rights Defenders International Coalition about the use of internet and information and communication technologies by women human rights defenders, the opportunities they present as well as the digital security risks women human rights defenders confront. Real goes on to share her...