Africa

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Feminist talk

Netwoman: Policy and safer internet spaces for women

Posted Mon 1 Oct 2018 - 11:58 | 1,813 views

In Tanzania, even as access to internet has brought changes to the lives of people, there is still a lot to be done to get everyone connected and at the same time ensuring good policies to lay the ground for a safer internet. Rebecca explores legal options to the non consensual sharing of intimate images of women in the country. 

Publication

Mapping research on gender and digital technology

Posted Tue 3 Jul 2018 - 14:04 | 1,085 views
The emerging sub-field of research around gender and digital technology is united in its understanding that gender biases and stereotypes are embedded in technology, and that this reproduces the existing problems around gender parity, gender-based violence, discrimination and exclusion on the internet. This report is a mapping of the research around gender and digital technology in the decade...
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Publication

#MFI Africa: The e-zine!

Posted Thu 14 May 2020 - 21:44 | 3,229 views
This e-zine is the culmination of the lives and afterlives of the Making a Feminist Internet in Africa convening. It documents the explorations and experiments that grew into dynamic answers, solutions and even more questions on what it means to have a feminist internet in Africa. It was written and designed by Wairimũ Murĩithi and Youlendree Appasamy for APC.
Dos mujeres negras trabajando juntas con una computadora

Feminist talk

Blackening Wikipedia

Posted Wed 15 Apr 2020 - 21:10 | 1,947 views

Ennegreciendo Wikipedia is a project founded by Ivonne González, who introduces this initiative to create more content in the free encyclopedia about oppressed and marginalized communities, especially African and Afro-descendents women.

A group of African women making collage art around a table

In depth

Making a Feminist Internet: Access and inclusion in feminist movements

Posted Sat 14 Mar 2020 - 21:16 | 2,615 views

It is fundamental to ensure that when organising, we do not overlook women who do not have “feminist” on their bios but are resisting and defying in their homes, schools and workplaces. When we represent, we need to make sure that we do not forget the women who don’t have access to the same spaces.

Stella Nyanzi rising her hand, with roses at her back.

In depth

Review: No Roses From My Mouth

Posted Sat 14 Mar 2020 - 18:15 | 1,936 views

No Roses From My Mouth is a collection of poems written in jail by feminist poet and academic Dr. Stella Nyanzi. Wairimũ Mũrĩithi looks at the feminist solidarity movement that is organising offline and online actions for Nyanzi's release, and reflects on the interconnected struggles that Nyanzi represents.

Two african women looking a mobile phone together

In depth

Dealing with ruptures: How we can build stronger feminist movements in Africa

Posted Sat 14 Mar 2020 - 17:25 | 1,953 views

In order for our movements to be successful, not only do we have to find each other, but these connections have to be sustained with intention. Within our movements, we are faced with internal challenges because every movement is founded on relationships, and relationships are vulnerable to all kinds of challenges.

Poster with the legend: Making a Feminist Internet: Africa

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Making a Feminist Internet in Africa: The importance of including the most marginalised among us

Posted Thu 19 Dec 2019 - 14:52 | 2,689 views

The first "Making a Feminist Internet: Movement building in a digital age in Africa" convening, held in Johannesburg in October and brought together feminists from 18 African countries. This post gathers some of their shared ideas and conversations.

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Feminist talk

My Little Corner of The Internet: The Role of Finstas in The Lives of Queer, Black Africans

Posted Wed 26 Jun 2019 - 12:56 | 1,967 views

The internet is made up of many kinds of spaces knitted together - from the public to somewhat private to the many grey zones in between. Here is how queer black people find public corners for celebrating and self-care through Finstas.

Column

Gender and community networks: Researching social and gender impact

Posted Wed 29 Aug 2018 - 11:41 | 1,744 views

In this fourth column on gender and community networks, Nic Bidwell looks closely at the processes and difficulties of research on the social and gender impact of Community Networks in rural places, and focuses on some issues encountered in the nitty-gritty of such research.