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10 ways to make Twitter work for feminist activism

Posted Tue 25 Apr 2017 - 14:25 | 13,268 views
How to bring the powerful agency and discourse of women's rights movements and feminism to the digital age of Twitter and other social media. Samukelisiwe Mabaso has researched on various movements across Africa and Asia that successfully and effectively use technology, and shows us ten ways in which to make Twitter work for feminist activism. Lets get in formation!

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[COLUMN] Taking action: Making climate justice and climate action a reality

Posted Thu 12 Jan 2017 - 12:50 | 3,427 views
In the final column on gender, ICTs and climate change, Sonia Randhawa explores what are the possible actions that individuals can take -- in the face of impending climate change and the devastating and inequitable effect it has on people. At an individual level, we can reduce our carbon footprint. We also need to get involved in the climate movement. The climate emergency is with us now, and we...

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[COLUMN] Finding solutions: Using ICTs to face the climate emergency

Posted Thu 22 Dec 2016 - 11:40 | 3,544 views
In her fourth column, Sonia Randhawa looks at whether ICTs can play a role in finding solutions to climate change. However while ICTs seem like an ideal technology for building networks and connections between people, it remains out of reach for most people, especially women who are often at the forefront of struggles in relation to climate change. Community radio is far more accessible for...

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ESC rights, gender and internet: Learnings from the GISWatch report

Posted Wed 7 Dec 2016 - 14:53 | 4,657 views
The GISWatch report 2016 looks at the link between economic, social, cultural (ESC) rights and the internet in several countries, and from a multitude of systems of governance, whether that of socialism and the welfare state, or the semi-functional welfare schemes in parts of Asia and Africa (Uganda, Cambodia), and even the relatively privileged parts of the world, like Spain. Here is a synthesis...

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

Posted Tue 6 Dec 2016 - 11:44 | 6,367 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...

10 years of Take Back the Tech!

Posted Wed 16 Nov 2016 - 09:50 | 9,796 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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Technology as lingua franca: Interview with Caroline Tagny

Posted Tue 15 Nov 2016 - 00:04 | 7,370 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...

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At the cutting edge: TBTT campaigner Francoise Mukuku in DRC

Posted Mon 14 Nov 2016 - 13:20 | 5,685 views
When the TBTT campaign took off in Democratic Republic of Congo, there were few takers. Women rights' activists combatting VAW didn't understand the role ICTs could play in either propagating violence, or in activism. Now other Francophone countries approach SJS to learn more about the ways in which this cutting edge campaign is changing conversations around technology related VAW and reclaiming...
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[EDITORIAL] Taking back the tech for 10 years!

Posted Mon 14 Nov 2016 - 00:00 | 7,362 views
Ten years ago it was hard to explain what is gender based violence online, while now there is some recognition of the widespread misogyny and violence that exists in online spaces towards women and gender non conforming people. It took a decade of tough, dedicated work by women all over the world that finally put technology-related violence in the spotlight. This edition is a collection of...

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We can't do it alone: Connections at AWID 2016

Posted Thu 6 Oct 2016 - 19:02 | 35,968 views
In such massive gatherings often the plenary session rings a bit empty or hollow, like background noise to other more real conversations taking place. AWID was different in that its massive burst of energy and radical politics was most often from the plenary sessions. This article explores the sessions at AWID held by Dalit women, Romani women, Rojava/Kobane women, and others.