Latin America

ARSUKEIL, a non-binary character

Feminist talk

Make your own hero [VIDEO]

Posted Tue 23 Oct 2018 - 16:55 | 1,609 views

At the camp of Take back the tech! campaigners a group of intrepid people came together to create a fantastical super person - a non binary character who is a feminist and has powers to analyse, slay and decrypt the digital world.

Is the man who is tall happy?: An animated conversation with Noam Chomsky

Feminist talk

Keywords of the internet: The fraying edges of algorithmic production

Posted Tue 9 Oct 2018 - 11:06 | 1,282 views

In this column series we unpack keywords relevant to the internet and the digital age. Here we look at algorithms, their origin in the work of Ada Lovelace. At how they are a sequence of steps, how they enfold consequences. And lastly we ask - can we talk about feminist algorithms?

Publication

Mapping research on gender and digital technology

Posted Tue 3 Jul 2018 - 13:04 | 364 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...
Artistic representation with human bodies in the front, DNA images in the back, and the Manifesto text in the middle.

In depth

Internet Freedom is Not Enough - Cyberfeminists Are Fighting For a New Reality

Posted Wed 4 Dec 2019 - 14:44 | 830 views

Today, feminist activists are claiming that digital rights are human rights, too. This article talks about how cyberfeminists, especially from the global South, are going deeper into making digital rights a reality for women, LBT individuals, non-English speaking people in the global South.

Illustration of a woman looking at the front of an hospital surrounded by tapes that close the entrance.

Publication

On the blocking of abortion rights websites: Women on Waves & Women on Web

Posted Wed 4 Dec 2019 - 13:49 | 194 views
This 2019 report by OONI and Coding Rights, shows evidence of blocking of womenonwaves.org and womeononweb.org -websites on sexual and reproductive rights- in Brasil and several countries around the world.

In depth

Decolonising Internet Governance

Posted Fri 31 Aug 2018 - 11:42 | 2,341 views

The internet is viewed as the gateway to development. So, how do we respond to the challenge of the persistent digital divide? Mariana Fossatti says that we have to do this from a standpoint of decolonising our thinking, and only that will open the possibilities of reconsideration of the global governance of the internet, prioritising factors of justice and equity.

Column

Gender and community networks: Researching social and gender impact

Posted Wed 29 Aug 2018 - 10:41 | 1,011 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.

In depth

A technopolitical approach to online gender-based violence:

Posted Tue 26 Jun 2018 - 05:45 | 2,798 views

Technology is not gender neutral and this article shows how social media companies and tech corporations play a role in perpetuating online gender-based violence. What we need is a critical examination of the tools available and their underlying techno-politics so we can create community alternatives for feminist communication.

In depth

Do we need new laws to address non-consensual circulation of intimate images: the case of Brazil

Posted Sun 17 Jun 2018 - 17:44 | 3,949 views
The choice between developing new laws and frameworks for cyber offences or to work with existing laws is a dilemma faced in many countries in the global South. In this article, the legal solutions to non consensual intimate images are examined from the perspective of women who have been victimised. What do we want and expect from our legal and judicial mechanisms? How can these be more...

Publication

[DECLARATION] Decolonising the internet: Second International Cyberfeminist Meeting

Posted Tue 15 May 2018 - 11:27 | 2,312 views
Digital technologies, with their diversity of tools and devices, their opportunities and risks, represent key spaces for feminist, queer, LGBT* and anti-racist political action. Contrary to the decentralisation and democratisation promised by the internet, it is now largely owned by large social media corporations, technology and service companies. In view of the struggles for power and narrative...