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‘Governing’ my internet

Posted Fri 4 Sep 2015 - 09:47 | 2,387 views
I never thought the internet to be knotty. That all I needed was my device of choice, an internet service provider and voila! Get my connection, click, click, click, open up a page, browse through it, close tab, open another, like an update, favorite a tweet, laugh at some memes and move on to the next tab.

Nothing is ever that easy.

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Internet governance in Africa - #AfriSIG2015 #GIGxAfrica #IGF2015

Posted Thu 3 Sep 2015 - 18:45 | 2,257 views
In order to strengthen internet governance in Africa, the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) is organising a series of events to take place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, during September 2015. Follow them here.

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Barriers to women’s participation on the internet evolve with increased ‘access’

Posted Thu 3 Sep 2015 - 17:56 | 10,769 views
In the opening session at this year’s Gender and Internet Governance eXchange (gigXAfrica), participants highlighted some key questions they had that they hoped would be answered during the exchange. One participant innocently asked: if the internet is free for all, how are women really marginalized in that space? This is my attempt at a calm response to this question that I am slowly realising...

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Participation in the gigX and APrIGF in Macau: Learning and experience

Posted Sat 8 Aug 2015 - 19:15 | 2,861 views
As the representative of Take Back the Tech! Bangladesh I took the opportunity to give a presentation on the topic- ‘Consent, autonomy and agency: Online violence’ from a Bangladeshi perspective. Case studies of online violence in Bangladesh, government initiatives, campaigns of Take Back the Tech! Bangladesh have been discussed in the presentation.

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Ladder of Hierarchy: how gender matters in internet governance

Posted Fri 17 Jul 2015 - 13:57 | 3,359 views
In the Gender and Internet Governance Exchange (gigX) workshop last month participants from different countries in Asia were asked to arrange a series of words by the “ladder of hierarchy”. Despite our cultural differences, it seemed that we all agreed on one thing – whether married or unmarried - man is always on top.

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ICT, women’s rights and migration

Posted Wed 15 Jul 2015 - 20:50 | 8,904 views
Since the mid 1980s, more Filipino women than men were leaving the country for various destinations abroad. How do we reach the women working overseas to extend our support to them online? How do we maximize online connectivity so that we can send and receive messages to help migrants?

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The lifelong-learning experience of a young feminist

Posted Tue 14 Jul 2015 - 10:27 | 3,056 views
The Gender and Internet Governance Exchange-Asia (gigX) hosted by the Association for Progressive Communications in partnership with the Foundation for Media Alternatives (FMA) gave me an opportunity to learn about the intersection between gender and internet governance in a simple way.

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Three things I’ve learned at the Gender and Internet Governance Exchange, Asia

Posted Wed 8 Jul 2015 - 17:00 | 3,573 views
Noemi Lardizabal-Dado was one of the participants in the Gender and Internet Governance Exchange in Asia. In this feminist talk, she shares how she participated with other feminists in the questioning around “what kind of internet do we want and what will it take for us to achieve it?”

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Gender and Internet Governance eXchange in Asia

Posted Tue 30 Jun 2015 - 18:49 | 3,365 views
To start off our series of gigX, APC in collaboration with the Foundation for Media Alternatives, held a 2-day event on the 29 and 30 June 2015 where advocates from the region came together to exchange knowledge on the intersections of women’s rights and internet governance.