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Harnessing the Internet to Realise Labour Rights in Cambodia: Interview with Alexandra Demetrianova

Posted Tue 6 Dec 2016 - 11:44 | 7,199 views
Do internet campaigns work? This is what Alexandra Demetrianova reflects upon in her research for GISWatch about labour rights violations in garment factories of Cambodia. The internet has played a key role in the struggles of garment factory workers (mostly female) and trade unionists to demand for an increase in their minimum wage. It has also helped change consumer consciousness across the...

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Role of internet in realising sexual and reproductive rights in Uganda: Interview with Allana Kembabazi

Posted Tue 6 Dec 2016 - 10:12 | 7,592 views
In this interview, Allana Kembabazi of Initiative Social And Economic Rights in Uganda, talks about the role of the internet in advocacy and campaigns about high rates of maternal mortality in Uganda and sexual and reproductive rights. In a context where health care is far from sufficient, the internet also becomes an avenue for provision of sexual and reproductive health related information that...

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Algorithmic discrimination and the feminist politics of being in the data

Posted Mon 5 Dec 2016 - 18:25 | 7,825 views
Global data volume has grown exponentially in recent years and experts expect this trend to continue. The wider trend towards the pervasive datafication of our lives is not one we can just sit out. Big data and the algorithmic decisions it feeds permeate citizenship, healthcare, welfare states, education, finance, law enforcement as well as the ways in which we shop, travel, and live our social...