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people installing a community antenna in a roof

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The contribution of bell hooks and Paulo Freire to the construction of community networks

Posted Tue 30 Mar 2021 - 15:16 | 2,509 views

In this article, Daiane Araujo discuss the link between popular education and community networks, and argues that class, race and gender should be part of the analysis in the implementation of autonomous infrastructure and technical training dedicated to digitally excluded communities.

Four queer persons holding their hands in a round

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Using the internet during a pandemic: Is it a choice?

Posted Mon 15 Feb 2021 - 14:53 | 2,365 views

During the lockdown in India, the circumstances of marginalised population groups, including gender and sexual minorities (GSM), has worsened. Community and peer support has been critical, but in many cases it depends on phone and/or internet connectivity. The author wonders if informed choices regarding internet usage is possible in this context.

Three women talk sitting on the floor

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Networks Woven with Care

Posted Wed 20 Jan 2021 - 18:02 | 1,921 views

Once upon a time, not long ago, in a village in southeast Brazil, women came together to exchange information and learn collectively about the influence of technology on their lives and on the spirit of the community. In the process, they learned something of great value.

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Women in community networks in Latin America: the story of Belem

Posted Wed 16 Dec 2020 - 14:39 | 3,173 views

GenderIT and Locnet invited women who work in community networks to share their experiences in the times of COVID-19 and their reflections on what these times have revealed around centring meaningful communication in their physical and digital communities. This is the second part of the stories that got to be told about the acts of care in communication technologies under the pandemic.

Two people next to one antenna in the mountain

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Hardworking and resilient women engage with a health information chatbot in Pamoja Net

Posted Wed 16 Dec 2020 - 11:39 | 2,398 views

Through awareness-raising work groups organised by Pamoja Net in DRC, women and girls learned how to participate in the network and to access and verify health information through a telephone helpline and a chatbot.

For women smiling. Text: are you connected to care?

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Connected to care: Coronavirus and women's challenges in community networks

Posted Tue 24 Nov 2020 - 16:53 | 2,050 views

GenderIT and Locnet invited women who work in community networks to share their experiences in the times of COVID-19. This is one of the stories that got to be told about the acts of care in communication technologies under the pandemic.