Latin America

Publication

Call for Submissions: gender, technology and politics in Latin America

Posted Mon 8 Aug 2022 - 11:50 | 1,540 views
GenderIT is looking for writers, artists, creators and filmmakers from Latin America to pitch stories around the theme: Gender, Technology and Politics, for its Latin America regional edition 2022. Deadline to submit pitches is August 30, 2022.
a group of women sharing knowledge on how to connect a router

Feminist talk

Sharing human and internet bandwidth of a community network in the middle of a pandemic

Posted Mon 13 Dec 2021 - 13:36 | 2,550 views

In Vale do Ribeira, São Paulo, Brazil, a group of ecological, quilombola farmer women, in partnership with two feminist organisations: APC and Sempreviva Organização Feminista (SOF), managed to deploy and operate their Wi-Fi mesh network. Bruna Zanolli highlights the importance of building trust, empathy and feminist guidelines in the community so that their internet infrastructure could...

Feminist talk

The Tower

Posted Sun 12 Dec 2021 - 18:47 | 2,160 views

Marcela Guerra shakes us through her tarot card “The Tower”, raising awareness of the urgent need for a fresh start, for human-centred societies and infrastructures, or perish as Mother Nature agonises, and inequalities are exacerbated.

people installing a community antenna in a roof

Feminist talk

The contribution of bell hooks and Paulo Freire to the construction of community networks

Posted Tue 30 Mar 2021 - 15:16 | 4,619 views

In this article, Daiane Araujo discuss the link between popular education and community networks, and argues that class, race and gender should be part of the analysis in the implementation of autonomous infrastructure and technical training dedicated to digitally excluded communities.

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Women in community networks in Latin America: the story of Belem

Posted Wed 16 Dec 2020 - 14:39 | 5,306 views

GenderIT and Locnet invited women who work in community networks to share their experiences in the times of COVID-19 and their reflections on what these times have revealed around centring meaningful communication in their physical and digital communities. This is the second part of the stories that got to be told about the acts of care in communication technologies under the pandemic.

Barbara Paes with young women in a workshop

Feminist talk

Bárbara Paes on Black feminist cyberactivists in Brazil and the neoliberalism of "women in tech"

Posted Tue 10 Nov 2020 - 17:36 | 4,233 views

Ani Hao interviews Bárbara Paes, a young Brazilian feminist, co-founder of Minas Programam. In this conversation they delve into Black feminist activism in Brazil, feminism funding and the co-optation of gender issues in technology spaces.

Abstract srawing with people and buildings

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Machín 2 Machín (II): A critical feminist and psychosocial perspective on new digital networks

Posted Mon 10 Aug 2020 - 22:33 | 5,612 views

In the second part of their article, Loreto Bravo and Peter Bloom alert us to the dangers of a romanticization of technologies and develop a psychosocial and feminist approach as a tool to face the new wave of hyperconnectivity that is announced with 5G.

Mujer con flores en sus ojos y colibríes alrededor

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Machín 2 Machín (I): A critical feminist and psychosocial perspective on new digital networks

Posted Fri 7 Aug 2020 - 19:48 | 7,052 views

In the first half of this two parts article, Loreto Bravo and Peter Bloom delve deeper into a critique of the new networks that are emerging with the rushed transition to 5G, from a feminist and psychosocial perspective.

Artistic representation: two people with a text bubble in the middle.

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

Posted Wed 4 Dec 2019 - 14:44 | 9,484 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 | 5,047 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.