South East Asia

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Precarious future for returnees coming back to Manipur

Posted Sat 8 Aug 2020 - 14:07 | 729 views

More than 45,000 people have registered to return to their home-state Manipur, and a large number of them are women nurses who faced discrimination and harassment while they were doing their jobs in mainland India. Returnees now face a precarious future regarding where they live, their jobs and their future.

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Grassroot Solidarity to Fight the Pandemic: From Farmers to Queer Communities

Posted Wed 1 Jul 2020 - 12:29 | 2,860 views

How are the LBTQI+ people and communities facing the difficulties posed by the global pandemic and the lockdown? This article explores the emergence of solidarities amongst different marginalised groups including farmers and queer communities, to ensure food, work and basic survival.

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We are Sisters in Islam

Posted Thu 3 Oct 2019 - 10:12 | 4,845 views

In 2019 the High Court of Malaya (Malaysia) upheld a fatwa ruling that bans the organisation Sisters in Islam for going against Islamic teachings. In particular, this ruling limits their use of social media. Read more to hear about the complexities of activism and speech in Malaysia for feminist groups and individuals.

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Observing a community network in the Philippines through a gendered lens

Posted Mon 7 Jan 2019 - 15:03 | 4,623 views

In this interview, Serene Lim dives deep into what are the gender implications of making a community network in a remote area of the Philippines - from tackling gender stereotypes to the distribution of labour of running a community network to the benefits of access for communities often overlooked by telecommunications companies.

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More than words. Investigating online discourse as a space of Gender-Based Violence

Posted Tue 11 Dec 2018 - 08:47 | 3,642 views

Here are insights into research on online gender-based violence against women and other minorities - especially around sexual objectification, delegitimisation of public personas, non-conformity to gender stereotypes and idealised notions of womanhood. Elena Pavan shares also about doing research using data scraped from online public discourses and the key questions going forward.

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More To Do: Technology-Facilitated Gender-Based Violence in the Philippines

Posted Tue 20 Nov 2018 - 13:27 | 4,176 views

This article maps the legal mechanisms to deal with online and technology-facilitated gender-based violence in the Philippines. While a number of laws have evolved to deal with forms of online abuse and violence, such as cyberbullying of students, there are still gaps in relation to what women are facing online. 

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Interview with Just Associates SouthEast Asia

Posted Mon 6 Nov 2017 - 11:45 | 5,217 views
Just Associates believes that women who are most affected by the political, economic, environmental and health crises reverberating across the world are on the frontlines of change. In this interview with Fungai Machirori, JASS speaks about the changing nature of activism and how they rise to the challenge put forth by digital movements and tools.

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[SPECIAL EDITION] There is no opting out.: Indigenous women in Malaysia and questions of access

Posted Thu 7 Sep 2017 - 15:57 | 4,246 views
In this article, Serene Lim takes a closer look at how questions of access to the internet relate to the struggles of indigenous people and their movement for rights. Rather than the top-down imposition of connectivity, projects for access should align with their social context and as part of their right to sustainable development and right to equal participation.

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Ten facts about your computer: Health, hardware and the toll on women

Posted Tue 21 Feb 2017 - 19:03 | 5,371 views
This article takes a look at where our hardware comes from, the electronics factories situated in primarily Asian countries, and the challenges facing the people, primarily women, who work there, and the issues that impact upon women workers in the electronics industry. Ten facts about your computer that illuminate the gendered nature of the labour that is embedded in our hardware.

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[COLUMN] Finding solutions: Using ICTs to face the climate emergency

Posted Thu 22 Dec 2016 - 11:40 | 3,536 views
In her fourth column, Sonia Randhawa looks at whether ICTs can play a role in finding solutions to climate change. However while ICTs seem like an ideal technology for building networks and connections between people, it remains out of reach for most people, especially women who are often at the forefront of struggles in relation to climate change. Community radio is far more accessible for...