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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 | 927 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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Technology’s Sour Blessing: Technology Facilitated Gender Based Violence in Ethiopia

Posted Thu 7 Dec 2023 - 15:55 | 380 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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A mine-ridden internet and six rules for understanding anti-rights narratives

Posted Thu 23 Sep 2021 - 10:00 | 6,680 views

Florencia Goldsman reviews the study "Engendering Hate: The contours of state-aligned gendered disinformation online", adding pieces to the puzzle of targeted digital violence that undermines women and LGBTIQ+ people online presences.

 

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These are just some of the ways women and LGBTQ+ people make the internet healthier

Posted Thu 23 Sep 2021 - 09:17 | 4,086 views

What can be done to make the internet healthier? Some of the most compelling answers arise in the very communities that experience the worst online violence plaguing the internet.

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Can social media platforms tackle online violence without structural change?

Posted Tue 17 Aug 2021 - 09:53 | 3,553 views

We welcome the commitments made by Facebook, Google, TikTok and Twitter to tackle online abuse on their platforms. However, without ensuring that the systems they create do not reproduce and amplify existing inequalities, built-in safety tools will only mitigate harms on the surface.