Previous Editorials


[EDITORIAL] Where have all the queer women gone?

on Thu 21 Dec 2017 - 14:37
In this year-end edition we look at the state of internet and sexual rights, communication rights globally, and particularly in South Asia. The editorial by Subha Wijesiriwardena looks at the place of women within the struggle for rights around sex, sexuality and sexual expression, and particularly the movement for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer people (LGBTIQ) and their rights.

[EDITORIAL] Making a feminist internet: Movement building in a digital age

on Fri 10 Nov 2017 - 12:47

[EDITORIAL] Mapping gaps in research in gender and information society

on Sun 10 Sep 2017 - 07:59

[EDITORIAL] The problem of value for “women’s work”

on Thu 23 Feb 2017 - 05:11

[EDITORIAL] How Internet Technology Will Affect Rights: 3 Things to Look For

on Tue 06 Dec 2016 - 12:53
Economic, social, cultural rights in international law is a recognition of the basic rights of all people to a fundamentally decent and happy life - one in which their right to self-determination is respected. Does the progressively digitised future threaten or cement a world where ESC rights are guaranteed for all? In this editorial, Nadine Moawad states that the network is good and the network is here, but there are 3 things to look out for - especially in relation to economic, social, cultural rights.

[EDITORIAL] Taking back the tech for 10 years!

on Mon 14 Nov 2016 - 00:00
Ten years ago it was hard to explain what is gender based violence online, while now there is some recognition of the widespread misogyny and violence that exists in online spaces towards women and gender non conforming people. It took a decade of tough, dedicated work by women all over the world that finally put technology-related violence in the spotlight. This edition is a collection of interviews with women who have taken back ownership and celebrated their power through technology in various campaigns across the globe from Bosnia-Herzegovina to Democratic Republic of Congo. Enjoy taking back the tech with us!

[EDITORIAL] Fortitude and transformative energy in the AWID Forum: experiences from 2002 to 2016

Dafne Sabanes Plou on Wed 05 Oct 2016 - 17:01

[EDITORIAL] Feminist Principles of the Internet: Two years later

on Tue 31 May 2016 - 12:36
Two years after the initial birth of the Feminist Principles of the Internet, Dhyta helps us frame this edition where we see how feminists put the principles into practice in their own contexts. “As an evolving document, we need to constantly revisit it to make sure that it stays relevant, or else we should clarify, revise or even change it in accordance with the new circumstances and our needs,” she emphasises.

Finding her place: Gender at the 10th IGF

Bishakha Datta on Mon 21 Dec 2015 - 22:52
Bishakha Datta writes and films non-fiction, works on gender and sexuality, runs Point of View in Mumbai, is part of the wikipedia family and serves on several non-profit boards. She tweets @busydot and sometimes blogs at dizzybot. In all her avatars, Bishakha explores marginal, invisible, silenced points of view - or those considered illegitimate. Current interest: digital intersections with gender and sexuality.
A quiet sense of satisfaction. That’s what I felt at this year’s Internet Governance Forum, when gender moved out of the wings and came on to the main stage: here, there, everywhere.

[EDITORIAL] The politics of sex and sexual rights online

Alan Finlay on Fri 13 Nov 2015 - 10:13
Alan works regionally and globally in the ICT4D and media advocacy sectors as a researcher, writer and editor. He is based in Johannesburg, where he runs the consultancy Open Research. Besides editing and writing for the Africa Policy Monitor, Alan has developed a discussion paper on e-waste, and an Itrain Online module on basic research methods for APC. He has also drafted a strategy document for APC’s national policy portal project.
This bulletin focuses on the politics of sex and sexual rights online – the topic of the Global Information Society Watch 2015. Through interviews with authors, and a selection of links to online reports, it draws on and highlights the content published in GISWatch. Since 2007, the GISWatch provides a space for collaborative monitoring of the implementation of governments commitments towards the creation of an inclusive information society.
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