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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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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 - 17:25 | 6,715 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

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 - 16:46 | 7,498 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...
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Jennifer is a South African feminist and coordinates APC's work in supporting women human rights

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“Defending yourself means defending your community”

Posted Tue 13 Sep 2011 - 16:24 | 5,674 views
In the second part of the interview with c5 and anonymous, the trainers from the secure online communications workshop provide strategies for mitigating some of the dangers for women's human rights defenders. While examining the practices of policy-makers, internet intermediaries and every day users, they conclude that security means more than just awareness -- it requires behavioural change.
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Jennifer is a South African feminist and coordinates APC's work in supporting women human rights

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The changing face of women's rights activism: be careful what you say online

Posted Tue 13 Sep 2011 - 15:49 | 7,833 views
Jennifer Radloff, GenderIT.org contributor, and Running Toddler, a participant of a recently hosted workshop in secure online communications for women human rights defenders, interviewed the workshop's trainers, c5 and anonymous. In this first part of the interview, the trainers talk about their experience in training activists and human rights defenders to use technology securely, and the...

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Secure communications essential to women's rights defenders

Posted Mon 29 Aug 2011 - 13:32 | 5,574 views
Grady speaks to women's human rights defenders from India and Philippines who use ICTs in their work. They share their views how the right to freedom of association is exercised by women through ICTs. Speaking from their own experience, they dispelled some of the common myths surrounding the internet and ICTs use.

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New research on sexuality and the internet is an “eye-opener”

Posted Wed 10 Aug 2011 - 05:59 | 3,808 views
Gus Hossein, Director of Privacy International, speaks candidly of his take on the EROTICS research project and its potential impact and value on the work on privacy rights.
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Flavia Fascendini vive en una ciudad en el interior de Argentina y es directora de comunicaciones

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EROTICS in Brazil: The complex universe of sexuality on the internet

Posted Tue 28 Jun 2011 - 11:30 | 8,959 views
Sexuality Policy Watch and the Latin American Centre on Sexuality and Human Rights teamed up together to conduct the EroTICs research in Brazil. In an interview with Flavia Fascendini, they talked about their participation in the project as an opportunity to address the nuanced impact of new Internet legislation on sexuality. They approached this complex issue from two sides: looking at...
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Esther Nasikye is a trained citizen journalist and founder of ChangeWaves, a civil society organi

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India and South Africa: The hidden story of sex on the internet

Posted Thu 23 Jun 2011 - 14:28 | 19,385 views
After two years the EROTICS research has revealed that sex on the internet is much more than just pornography, but instead it includes a vibrant ecosystem of individuals sharing and discovering their sexuality online. Not only that, the internet provides a space for sexual and identity rights activists to organize and advocate for change.

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EROTICS raises fascinating new questions

Posted Thu 23 Jun 2011 - 12:04 | 9,590 views
The EroTICs research of sexuality and the internet revealed that contrary to much public opinion, sexuality online is much more than just pornography. As the EroTICs project comes to a close, GenderIT.org's writer Grady Johnson asked some of the experts to share their thoughts about the research.
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Mavic Cabrera-Balleza

Mavic Cabrera-Balleza is the international coordinator of the Global Network of Women Peacebuilde

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Lebanon and USA: Where is the line for sex on the internet?

Posted Wed 22 Jun 2011 - 22:07 | 9,270 views
GenderIT.org contributor Mavic Cabrera-Balleza speaks with EroTICS researchers Melissa Hope Ditmore and Kevicha Echols as well as LGBT activist Nadine Moawad about the role of the internet in our sexual lives. They talk about the effect that filtering and censorship have on sexual expression and access to information, particularly for youth and LGBT persons.