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Decolonising Internet Governance

Posted Fri 31 Aug 2018 - 06:42 | 15,025 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.

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Infographic - Sexual rights activism & the internet

Posted Wed 24 Jul 2013 - 10:48 | 21,413 views
An infographic highlights the preliminary results from APC’s global survey on usage, risks, and navigation of internet regulation by sexual rights activists.
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A is for Agency

Posted Wed 10 Jul 2013 - 11:12 | 27,890 views
It’s been a great month for cyber-feminism. The #FBrape campaign succeeded in changing the social network giant’s policies on violence against women in record time. The global alarm over the NSA surveillance scandal created mass awareness over privacy and access to personal data. And Instagram launched hipster filters for videos. Perhaps not as breakthrough, but definitely encouraging of more…

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Survey on sexual activism, morality, and the internet

Posted Mon 15 Jul 2013 - 12:29 | 53,112 views
Has the internet become an indispensable tool for feminist and LGBTQI advocacy? How savvy are sexual rights activists in handling the legal and technical issues that come along when they use the internet? How do they negotiate online threats and restrictions? Activists from around the world addressed these and other questions through a global online survey on sexual rights work and the internet.

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Tangled, like wool - Sex, sexuality and the internet in India

Posted Wed 10 Jul 2013 - 09:19 | 23,823 views
A recent survey of sexual rights activists in India shows that most consider the internet an integral part of their activism. Tangled, Like Wool explores several intertwined questions arising from this: What does the internet bring to sexual rights activism? Do the online and the offline complement each other in this kind of activism? How does keeping the internet free and open strengthen…

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Indonesia: Put sex on the internet!

Posted Wed 10 Jul 2013 - 08:57 | 23,608 views
This article by Kamilia Manaf and Ni Loh Gusti Madewanti describes how the discourse on sexuality in Indonesia is becoming more political and part of the public sphere due to the impact of the reformations begun in 1998. However, while the internet has provided a space for the advancement of sexual rights in Indonesia, discrimination and violence against LGBT groups and women in Indonesia that…

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How activism shapes your experience of being a citizen on the internet

Posted Tue 9 Jul 2013 - 08:34 | 24,079 views
What does it mean to use the internet freely and fully? What freedom do you have to express who you are, how you live your life, what you desire, dream and believe in on the internet? And how safely can you communicate, contribute, exist, navigate and be in the spaces online that can so powerfully connect you to communities and knowledges that build our sense of self? This article written by…

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Women in the Information Society: Participating in development and ICT policy

Posted Fri 10 May 2013 - 11:13 | 9,424 views
One of the main complaints by women during the discussions at the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) focused on the need for more women to participate in decisions about the development of the Internet, and the discussion and implementation of public policies aimed at building an inclusive information society, without discrimination based on gender or any other grounds.

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Baseline study: Legal and regulatory framework in Colombia on VAW and ICT - Executive summary

Posted Mon 8 Apr 2013 - 13:53 | 15,495 views
This executive summary outlines the baseline for the present legal and regulatory framework in Colombia on violence against women (VAW) and information and communication technologies (ICT). The data was gathered by collecting information on the legal and regulatory framework. Three main aspects were identified: 1. The criminal offenses defined in the Criminal Code and related to a greater or…
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Right into reality

Posted Thu 4 Apr 2013 - 08:53 | 17,505 views
Important achievements were attained at the recent Commission on the Status of Women 57th session reviewing government progress worldwide in addressing violence against women and girls. One such attainment was governments' recognition of the growing role of information and communication technologies in the continuum of violence against women.

Perhaps you are a bit skeptical about…