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Mapping the feminist internet: the Whose Knowledge? campaign at the AWID Forum

Posted Mon 3 Oct 2016 - 15:12 | 15,059 views

Whose Knowledge? works with individuals, communities, organisations and movements worldwide to create, collect and curate knowledge from and with marginalised communities, particularly women, people of colour, LGBTQI communities, indigenous peoples and others from the global South. Essentially, Whose Knowledge? is a radical re-imagining and reconstruction of the internet, so that the internet...

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Trafficking in Women: female objectification

Posted Fri 30 Sep 2016 - 09:34 | 7,121 views
A conservative estimate is that 42 million people are prostituted worldwide, of which 90% are exploited by pimps, and every year 2 million people are added to this number. Latin America has 10% of trafficking in persons for sexual activities - nearly half of the victims are children and youth under 18 years. Human trafficking is considered the third most profitable form of crime in the world,...

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Feminist Tech Tools

Posted Wed 31 Aug 2016 - 06:39 | 13,548 views

A feminist internet can mean many things, it means that everyone has affordable, unconditional, open, meaningful and equal access to the internet; it means acknowledging that attacks, threats, intimidation, and policing experienced by women and queers is real, harmful, and alarming; it means that the right to free expression for women and queers; and it includes principles on access, movements...

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Beyond the Numbers: Gender and Access to the Internet

Posted Fri 19 Aug 2016 - 09:43 | 4,428 views
Access is a right. In June this year, the United Nations Human Rights Council passed a resolution that condemns "measures to intentionally prevent or disrupt access to or dissemination of information online" and affirmed that "the same rights that people have offline must also be protected online." But what does access really mean? How important is it to women, especially to marginalized women?

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Building digital technologies

Posted Fri 12 Aug 2016 - 11:41 | 4,566 views
Why are there less women in technology or ICTs? The participation of women in building technologies is a complex and difficult issue to address. It ranges from the field of public policy to cultural and social practices that do not facilitate the inclusion of women in this field of knowledge and appropriation of technologies with a gender perspective. This article addresses the problems that...

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The 2015-16 Affordability Report

Posted Thu 17 Mar 2016 - 14:00 | 4,051 views
The 2015-16 Affordability Report looks at the affordability environment across 51 countries, considers the effects of poverty and income inequality and takes a close look at gender inequality in access to the internet. A4AI considers that the connectivity lag will undermine global development across the board, contributing to lost opportunities for economic growth and denying hundreds of millions...

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Council of Europe Gender Equality Strategy 2014-2017

Posted Thu 17 Mar 2016 - 13:33 | 4,608 views
The Council of Europe seeks to combat gender stereotypes, sexism and violence against women in its many forms. It aspires to change mentalities and attitudes, promote balanced participation of women and men in political and public life and encourage the integration of a gender perspective into all programmes and policies. <br />A change in gender relations, women’s empowerment and...

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Action plan to close the digital gender gap

Posted Fri 11 Mar 2016 - 21:18 | 4,732 views
This Action Plan sets out the framework for critical actions to foster and accelerate inclusive and sustainable development by closing the digital gender gap and harness the transformative potential of ICTs for women’s empowerment.

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Women's rights online: Translating access into empowerment

Posted Fri 11 Mar 2016 - 11:16 | 5,395 views
New research by the Web Foundation shows that the dramatic spread of mobile phones is not enough to get women online, or to achieve empowerment of women through technology. The study, based on a survey of thousands of poor urban men and women across nine developing countries, found that while nearly all women and men own a phone, women are still nearly 50% less likely to access the internet than...

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The digital mirror: Women’s relative invisibility in traditional media crosses over into digital platforms

Posted Wed 24 Feb 2016 - 13:35 | 9,786 views
This article highlights some of the 2015 findings of the Global Media Monitoring Project (GMMP), coordinated by the World Association for Christian Communication (WACC), in regard to digital news in particular. Since 1995, the GMMP, at five-year intervals, has measured the pace of change in women’s media representation and participation. In 2015, evidence from over 100 countries confirms that...