Covid-19

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Feminist talk

What you need to know about censorship in China around COVID-19

Posted Sat 2 May 2020 - 13:18 | 2,712 views

The pandemic has amplified our need for a safe and secure internet, but can we have one now without surveillance and censorship. Read here to know what happened at the original epicentre of the COVID-19 virus and what measures of internet censorship were deemed necessary by the Chinese government to bring the pandemic under control.

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The story of protests in Bilal Bagh and how it is NOT shutdown by COVID-19

Posted Sat 2 May 2020 - 12:51 | 2,918 views

In India protests against the discriminatory and unilateral law to determine citizenship have been going on since December of 2019. The protests across India against the current authoritarian government were growing in power, in spite of the enormous pressure they came under, the attacks and arrests of leaders and now from the spread of COVID-19 and lockdowns.

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Connected to care: Coronavirus and women's challenges in community networks

Posted Tue 24 Nov 2020 - 16:53 | 278 views

GenderIT and Locnet invited women who work in community networks to share their experiences in the times of COVID-19. This is one of the stories that got to be told about the acts of care in communication technologies under the pandemic.

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Publication

Submission to the UN Special Rapporteur: online gender-based violence in the context of COVID-19

Posted Fri 4 Sep 2020 - 14:29 | 1,901 views
In this submission to the UN Special Rapporteur on violence against women, APC and partners organizations identify the nexus between domestic violence and online gender-based violence in the context of COVID-19.
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Internet access for women and girls in Zambia

Posted Thu 3 Sep 2020 - 12:50 | 1,002 views

Education going online has posed a series of challenges especially for those living in Africa, Asia and other parts of the world where widespread access to the internet is not a given. This article explores how the Zambian government must show a stronger commitment and take measures to address how girls can access online education.

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Gender and the virtual workplace during COVID-19

Posted Fri 14 Aug 2020 - 13:08 | 3,630 views

How does working online change and challenge gender dynamics at the workplace? Here we learn more through the experience of a barrister about how some of the changes brought about by COVID-19 could potentially be liberating and eventually change the workplace to make it better for women.

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COVID-19 or the necropolitics of lockdown: Who cares about trans bodies?

Posted Mon 3 Aug 2020 - 22:00 | 1,289 views

Kira Xonorika exposes the absence of public policies for trans people in Paraguay during the lockdown by COVID-19 and denounces the serious social consequences of corporeal colonialism that pathologises gender diversity.

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Domestic abuse during COVID-19 includes financial and online abuse

Posted Fri 17 Jul 2020 - 14:37 | 5,311 views

There are increasing rates of domestic violence and abuse during the lockdown for COVID-19 imposed in different countries. This violence includes abuse that relies on online means and includes financial abuse and exploitation, that particularly harm the independence of those who are the targets.

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In depth

Data, maps and colonialism in times of pandemic

Posted Fri 5 Jun 2020 - 09:44 | 2,648 views

The practice of mapping began within a month since the first outbreaks of Covid-19 as a means of rapid visualisation, accompanied by the division between those who manage data and those who contribute their personal information, while suffering the consequences of it. Is there a more just approach to information-based aid where people have more autonomy over their data?

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Publication

An open letter to friends and partners

Posted Thu 23 Apr 2020 - 15:29 | 4,395 views
The world is suddenly and radically changed. But this is not the radical change that we as feminists, activists, thinkers and campaigners had hoped for. Here we share what we believe is important for us to continue working towards a feminist internet as a part of our collective and hopeful futures.