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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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APC is both a network and an organisation.

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APC's Women's Rights Programme statement: Forwarding violence is violence

Posted Fri 21 Nov 2014 - 13:16 | 3,470 views
The Association for Progressive Communications Women’s Rights Programme (APC WRP) rejects and condemns systemic, technology-related violence against women in all its expressions. The acts of recording, photographing and documenting acts of sexual violence and further distribution and sharing are all part of the violence. With each view, share and forward, people are continuing and replicating the...
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Flavia Fascendini vive en una ciudad en el interior de Argentina y es directora de comunicaciones

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Take Back the Tech! campaign wins ITU award for gender equality in tech

Posted Tue 28 Oct 2014 - 14:42 | 2,090 views
APC's Take Back the Tech! campaign was globally aclaimed for its “efforts to reduce threats online and building women's confidence and security in the use of ICTs,” winning first place on this first edition of the prize from over 360 nominations and 37 finalists from more than 70 countries under category 6. The Gender Equality Mainstreaming - Technology (GEM-Tech) Award is an annual special ITU-...
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Flavia Fascendini vive en una ciudad en el interior de Argentina y es directora de comunicaciones

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Participants in Costa Rican Women's Hackathon develop software applications to solve social problems

Posted Mon 20 Oct 2014 - 14:33 | 21,882 views
On 30 and 31 August 2014, 39 women engineers and technologists created nine prototypes of software applications aimed at solving social problems in the north of Costa Rica, at the First Women's Hackathon, organised by APC member organisation Sulá Batsú through its TIC-AS project, with the support of UN Women's Fund for Gender Equality.
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Bishakha Datta writes and films non-fiction, works on gender and sexuality, runs Point of View in

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“In our work, the internet is a main stakeholder”: A feminist talk with Hayriye Avatar at the IGF

Posted Thu 25 Sep 2014 - 23:26 | 4,900 views
The Turkish LGBTI rights organization Kaos GL turns 20 on September 20. At the Internet Governance Forum just held in Istanbul, Bishakha Datta interviewed Kaos activist Hayriye Avatar on their pathbreaking LGBTI activism, both online and offline.
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Jac sm Kee is the Women's Rights Programme Manager with the Association for Progressive Communica

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Emma Watson, trolls and a feminist internet

Posted Thu 25 Sep 2014 - 19:41 | 13,458 views
Within days of her highly visible and publicised speech, Emma Watson became the subject and target of violence. The threat and reality of using women’s sexualised bodies as weapons to humiliate, shut them up or blackmail them into submission is an increasingly prevalent expression of violence against women online. Jac sm Kee, APC´s Women´s Rights Programme manager shares her insight on the...
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Caroline is the West and Central Africa Programs Coordinator for the Coalition of African Lesbian

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EROTICS, activism and feminist porn

Posted Wed 27 Aug 2014 - 15:49 | 5,079 views
Caroline Tagny interviewed Rohini Lakshané, who used to work with EROTICS India, and Sheena Magenya, from the Coalition of African Lesbians during the Global meeting on gender, sexuality and the internet in April 2014 to ask them how they understand pornography from their respective contexts, and how do they engage their activism with the intersection between sexual rights and internet rights.
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APC is both a network and an organisation.

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Feminist Principles of the Internet

Posted Wed 20 Aug 2014 - 13:11 | 28,570 views
Over three days, the participants discussed and debated intersections of gender, sexuality, and the internet – not only as a tool – but as a new public space. In thinking through these issues, the participants at the meeting developed a set of *15 feminist principles of the internet*. These are designed to be an evolving document that informs our work on gender and technology, as well as...
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Lamia Kosovic is an instructional designer and lecturer in Gender Studies and Communication Arts.

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Becoming an agent of change

Posted Tue 19 Aug 2014 - 13:36 | 4,430 views
Are feminists bored with online activism? Cyber feminists’ minor politics and affirmative political approach often presents us with dynamic, thematic and changeable maps of affinities, of political kinship, and there is a strong potential in the crafting of such unities. However, there are more than just a few obstacles that feminists in the virtual communities have to deal with. “But their...
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Nyx is a feminist, activist, and a masters student at Rhodes University.

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Marginalised desires and the internet

Posted Tue 12 Aug 2014 - 17:14 | 4,316 views
This article explores marginalised desires and the need individuals have to express these desires online, especially when it may not be safe to do so offline. Attention is brought to the need to protect individuals’ rights to engage in sharing content and expressing their desires online; and the need for digital security to protection their data and identities. The article also discusses notions...
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Melissa Hope Ditmore, PhD, is a consultant specializing in issues of gender, development, health

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Thirty years after 1984: Who’s looking at you?

Posted Tue 12 Aug 2014 - 16:43 | 4,234 views
Recording cameras everywhere, facial recognition software, gait-recognition technology, unauthorized collection of pictures: It is widely known now that private companies are working with states on surveillance, but does this affect women and girls in a particular way? “While online security is for everyone, women and girls are frequent targets of malicious attacks online, and they suffer greater...