feminist principles of the internet

Publication

ARROW for Change: Sexuality, Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights, and the Internet

Posted Wed 7 Dec 2016 - 13:36 | 5,993 views
What are the relationships and interdependencies influencing the promises of being online: voice, visibility, and power? This ARROW for Change (AFC) issue on sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) and the internet documents some of these dynamics.
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Editorial

[EDITORIAL] How Internet Technology Will Affect Rights: 3 Things to Look For

Posted Tue 6 Dec 2016 - 12:53 | 8,619 views
Economic, social, cultural rights in international law is a recognition of the basic rights of all people to a fundamentally decent and happy life - one in which their right to self-determination is respected. Does the progressively digitised future threaten or cement a world where ESC rights are guaranteed for all? In this editorial, Nadine Moawad states that the network is good and the network...

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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 | 7,521 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 | 7,701 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...

10 years of Take Back the Tech!

Posted Wed 16 Nov 2016 - 09:50 | 10,452 views
Technology facilitates violence against women, but it also facilitates information sharing, capacity building, networking and alternative media - Take back the tech! is the realisation of the idea that the internet can be used to expand the movement against all forms of gender-based violence. This edition brings to us the voices from the campaigns from the Democratic Republic of Congo to Canada,...

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In Search of Allies: Interview with TBTT campaigners in India

Posted Tue 15 Nov 2016 - 16:03 | 8,849 views

In this set of interviews, Smita Vanniyar speaks to Japleen Pasricha of Feminism in India, and Divya Rajgopal of WhyHate. In separate ways, both these are projects of passion that find ways to reclaim technology for women and also others marginalised on account of gender non-conformity, sexuality, caste, religion and class. They discuss the pros and cons of anonymity, how to address online VAW...

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Technology as lingua franca: Interview with Caroline Tagny

Posted Tue 15 Nov 2016 - 00:04 | 8,504 views
A detailed conversation with activist and writer Caroline Tagny on the various campaigns that she has been part of with Take Back the Tech. The interviewer, Bianca Baldo, focuses on the politics of language in these various campaigns and the importance of content in local language to connect to and bring together people and movements. The role of French as both a language of the colonial...

Fortitude and change in AWID Forum 2016

Posted Wed 5 Oct 2016 - 17:17 | 9,721 views

In this special edition of GenderIT.org we share the experiences and reflections on the recent 13th AWID International Forum, in which a large group of women from APC Women's Rights Programme, from different countries and regions, participated enthusiastically. With the participation of 1,700 people from 140 countries, this year's AWID Forum showed that the feminist movement keeps growing...

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Public. Autonomous. Anonymous. Group. Sexting. At AWID 2016. Oh yeah!

Posted Wed 5 Oct 2016 - 13:25 | 15,400 views
"Welcome to the Feminist Internet eXchange Hub! Make sure you come back tonight for some group sexting - public, autonomous, anonymous, group sexting!" we called to women as they stumbled in to explore our feminist internet exchange space at AWID Feminist Futures Forum, 2016. Sometimes they grinned and asked "what time!?", sometimes their cheeks reddened and they looked away abruptly. Most were...