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Why feminist research is necessary to address technology-facilitated gender-based violence: Recommendations and way forward

Posted Wed 15 Mar 2023 - 03:11 | 890 views

In spite of expanding awareness on online and technology-facilitated gender-based violence, there has only been an increase in the violence online in the last decade. Feminist research on the internet and digital technology show that there is a need for us to push for national and international instruments and transnational commitment to addressing the ongoing experiences of violence while…

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Navigating Policy Designs: A Case for Specific and Broad Policies to Counter New Forms of Technology-Facilitated Violence

Posted Wed 21 Feb 2024 - 16:51 | 110 views

Regulating new digital dangers can be challenging. This is especially true when they are unforeseeable at the time of drafting the policy. Aitana Garcia Domingo explores two policy designs that can potentially help in countering tech-facilitated violence, and discusses limitations that both these designs pose to their successful implementation.

Feminist talk

Pakistani Women’s Hopes of Breaking Silence and of Creating Discourse Online

Posted Mon 8 Jan 2024 - 02:43 | 100 views

Pakistani women have always struggled to navigate public spheres given the scrutiny and violence that they are subjected to. But they're now fighting back by taking their space in the online public spaces that enables them to access an audience on their own terms. Yet, it comes at a cost.

Publication

Trans-sitting through Life

Posted Wed 13 Dec 2023 - 14:29 | 33 views

Trans-sitting through Life is a toolkit designed as a board game to support diversity and inclusion trainers and community workers with their transgender persons related sensitisation programmes and efforts. This game is designed to provide the players with an experience of the lived realities of transgender persons as they wade through different aspects of their life.

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Technology’s Sour Blessing: Technology Facilitated Gender Based Violence in Ethiopia

Posted Thu 7 Dec 2023 - 15:55 | 331 views

As Ethiopia starts to get internet connectivity on a faster pace owing to the entrance of foreign telecom companies in the country, the societal issues pertaining to gender based violence are increasingly translated into digital spaces as well. This article highlights three cases of women who went through various forms of technology-facilitated gender based violence.

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Our Voices Our Futures At The IGF2023 To Amplify Voices Of Structurally Silenced Communities In Public Policy Spaces

Posted Thu 2 Nov 2023 - 22:34 | 52 views

We gathered some of the reflections from the participation of OVOF country partners in this year’s IGF as relates to their work with the OVOF project in their respective countries.

Feminist talk

Pakistan's Online Safety Laws Are Stifling Women's Freedom of Expression

Posted Fri 22 Sep 2023 - 03:59 | 255 views

Pakistan government has recently introduced various laws to curb online violence. However, the undemocratic processes with which these laws have been drafted point towards their ability to directly target citizens' civil liberties on the internet. Moaz Bhangu speaks to women content creators who have been self-censoring to stay safe online.

Editorial

Global attention to Technology-Facilitated Gender-Based Violence (TFGBV): Feminist Perspectives

Posted Thu 24 Aug 2023 - 05:16 | 698 views

In this editorial, authors have focused on unpacking the impact of internet and digital rights from an intersectional feminist perspective showcasing the everyday realities of women through Feminist Internet Research conducted in Democratic Republic of Congo; Sudan; trans, non-binary and gender diverse communities in Botswana, Rwanda, South Africa and Uganda; and the LGBTQIA+ communities in…

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Policy recommendations from FIRN research

Posted Thu 24 Aug 2023 - 05:10 | 176 views

In this piece, as a way of forward looking and forging a radical possibilities, FIRN team has compiled evidence based research recommendations for multiple stakeholders in this field to recognise, address, and prevent online gender based violence across our communities. We also invite these stakeholders to reimagine and reconstruct an internet that is a safe place for all people, especially…

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Examining the Digital Exclusion of Women and Online Gender-Based Violence in Sudan

Posted Thu 24 Aug 2023 - 05:05 | 287 views

Through the article, two feminist researchers from Sudan show us the ways in which online and offline experiences of violence are connected. The research investigates varied aspects of patriarchal control that forbids women’s access to technological devices and free usage of it. At the same time, they trace the impact of complicated political and social dynamics including economic sanctions…