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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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Katerina lives in Czech Republic and enjoys spending as much time possible in India.

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Going online is the same as going out to a rally

Posted Thu 14 Jun 2012 - 00:38 | 49,394 views
In early April 2012 in Istanbul thirty people from six continents met at the APC “Dialogue on digital security and women's human rights defenders” to discuss regional and global trends on digital security, freedom of expression and freedom of association, and their impact on women's human rights defenders. Katerina Fialova and Sonia Randhawa interviewed two of the participants to interrogate/...
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Katerina lives in Czech Republic and enjoys spending as much time possible in India.

Social media plays critical role in today's Pakistan (audio)

Posted Wed 23 May 2012 - 17:56 | 4,037 views
Audio length: 11mins

Nighat Dad from Bytes for All (Pakistan) talked to Radio Fire (Feminist International Radio Endeavour) about “Take Back The Tech!
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Jac sm Kee is the Women's Rights Programme Manager with the Association for Progressive Communica

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Who governs the internet

Posted Tue 15 May 2012 - 16:33 | 9,552 views
Who governs the internet? How are decisions made about this key infrastructure and system that seems to support such an overwhelming part of our everyday lives? And what are feminists and women's rights activists doing about it? Jac sm Kee scans through the history of the internet to leave us thinking about who governs that space that can have such an influencing impact on so many areas of our...
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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 | 7,634 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 | 8,823 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 | 7,123 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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"Sonia Randhawa is a member of GenderIT.org's pool of writer.

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Mapping the intersection of technology and gender-based violence

Posted Wed 14 Dec 2011 - 10:00 | 11,805 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 | 9,209 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 | 6,261 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 | 6,532 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...