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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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Radhika Radhakrishnan

I recently quit a job in IT to pursue gender studies and research.

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Educating, Hiring, and Retaining Women in Technology: A Gendered Enquiry

Posted Wed 22 Feb 2017 - 09:27 | 6,054 views

Research suggests that women are underrepresented at every level in technology(McKinsey survey, 2016). Why is this the case? And how do we educate, hire, and retain more women in it? In this article, Radhika Radhakrishnan highlights the underlying realities that women face in technology beyond just a numbers game, and offer insight to such questions by interviewing diverse, pioneering women...

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Farhana Akter

Farhana Akter is a veteran development activist with more than ten years of practical experience

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Online privacy through a gendered lens in Bangladesh

Posted Mon 9 Jan 2017 - 14:07 | 4,553 views
The ever-growing advancement of information technology is not without perils. Online privacy has been at stake for a while now. Looking at online privacy through a gendered lens reveals that women are particularly vulnerable because of social, economic and cultural factors. Farhana Akhter looks at the specifics of the law and context in Bangladesh especially the increasing incidents of online...
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flavia

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

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Reshaping the Internet for Women

Posted Tue 27 Dec 2016 - 17:14 | 5,306 views
Even in 2015 the contribution by women to Wikipedia, one of the largest repositories online of organised knowledge about the world, had not reached 25% of the total. Most of the content online comes from the global North, specifically from white male contributors in North America. What needs to be done to ensure diversity, localisation and gender parity in content online? APCNews speaks to...
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Radhika Radhakrishnan

I recently quit a job in IT to pursue gender studies and research.

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Harnessing the Internet to Realise Labour Rights in Cambodia: Interview with Alexandra Demetrianova

Posted Tue 6 Dec 2016 - 11:44 | 4,380 views
Do internet campaigns work? This is what Alexandra Demetrianova reflects upon in her research for GISWatch about labour rights violations in garment factories of Cambodia. The internet has played a key role in the struggles of garment factory workers (mostly female) and trade unionists to demand for an increase in their minimum wage. It has also helped change consumer consciousness across the...
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Tarryn

Tarryn is a South African BA graduate with majors in Psychology and Sociology.

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Role of internet in realising sexual and reproductive rights in Uganda: Interview with Allana Kembabazi

Posted Tue 6 Dec 2016 - 10:12 | 4,481 views
In this interview, Allana Kembabazi of Initiative Social And Economic Rights in Uganda, talks about the role of the internet in advocacy and campaigns about high rates of maternal mortality in Uganda and sexual and reproductive rights. In a context where health care is far from sufficient, the internet also becomes an avenue for provision of sexual and reproductive health related information that...
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Smita

Smita is a queer feminist, currently working at Point of View, India, on gender, sexuality and te

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In Search of Allies: Interview with TBTT campaigners in India

Posted Tue 15 Nov 2016 - 16:03 | 4,975 views

In this set of interviews, Smita Vanniyar speaks to Japleen Pasricha of Feminism in India, and Divya Rajgopal of WhyHate. In separate ways, both these are projects of passion that find ways to reclaim technology for women and also others marginalised on account of gender non-conformity, sexuality, caste, religion and class. They discuss the pros and cons of anonymity, how to address online VAW...

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BiancaBaldo

Bianca Baldo has over eight years of coordination experience in women human rights and anti human

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Technology as lingua franca: Interview with Caroline Tagny

Posted Tue 15 Nov 2016 - 00:04 | 4,778 views
A detailed conversation with activist and writer Caroline Tagny on the various campaigns that she has been part of with Take Back the Tech. The interviewer, Bianca Baldo, focuses on the politics of language in these various campaigns and the importance of content in local language to connect to and bring together people and movements. The role of French as both a language of the colonial...
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LamiaKosovic

Lamia Kosovic is an instructional designer and lecturer in Gender Studies and Communication Arts.

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V for Vale: 10 year journey of TBTT! Campaign in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Posted Mon 14 Nov 2016 - 16:38 | 4,555 views
Vale Pellizzer looks back at the 10 year journey of the TBTT campaign in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The campaign has taken various shapes in the complicated realities and social dynamics of this country. The fresh and young design of the campaign promised a new hope for reclaiming your agency for women and gender non-conforming people. In this interview Vale talks about the complexities of...
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Tarryn

Tarryn is a South African BA graduate with majors in Psychology and Sociology.

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At the cutting edge: TBTT campaigner Francoise Mukuku in DRC

Posted Mon 14 Nov 2016 - 13:20 | 3,549 views
When the TBTT campaign took off in Democratic Republic of Congo, there were few takers. Women rights' activists combatting VAW didn't understand the role ICTs could play in either propagating violence, or in activism. Now other Francophone countries approach SJS to learn more about the ways in which this cutting edge campaign is changing conversations around technology related VAW and reclaiming...
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Vera Vieira is the executive director of Brazilian Peace Women Association (Associação Mulheres p

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Trafficking in Women: female objectification

Posted Fri 30 Sep 2016 - 09:34 | 3,560 views
A conservative estimate is that 42 million people are prostituted worldwide, of which 90% are exploited by pimps, and every year 2 million people are added to this number. Latin America has 10% of trafficking in persons for sexual activities - nearly half of the victims are children and youth under 18 years. Human trafficking is considered the third most profitable form of crime in the world,...