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Tools for movement builders: ICT Toolkit and We Rise – Just Associates

Posted Tue 4 Oct 2016 - 10:20 | 4,472 views
Central to the toolkit is how to develop a feminist communication strategy whilst making safe and sustainable choices amongst the array of available ICT tools. Rooted in the experience and contexts of women activists in southern Africa, the toolkit links our activism and organising that happens in person and “offline” to the tools of the online world. Especially since the online world creates...

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Feminism online in West and Central Africa: Identities and digital colonisation

Posted Tue 31 May 2016 - 15:52 | 9,071 views
This article examines the challenges that women's rights and sexual rights activists face in online feminist organising and participation in internet governance decision-making processes in West and Central Africa. It focuses particularly on linguistic barriers, and the expression of sexual or gender non-conforming identities in a context of digital colonisation in the sub-region.


[EDITORIAL] Feminist Principles of the Internet: Two years later

Posted Tue 31 May 2016 - 13:36 | 7,431 views
Two years after the initial birth of the Feminist Principles of the Internet, Dhyta helps us frame this edition where we see how feminists put the principles into practice in their own contexts. “As an evolving document, we need to constantly revisit it to make sure that it stays relevant, or else we should clarify, revise or even change it in accordance with the new circumstances and our needs...

Three key issues for a feminist internet: Access, agency and movements

Posted Mon 23 May 2016 - 16:49 | 11,279 views
The Feminist Principles of the Internet arose from the first Imagine a Feminist Internet meeting in 2014 in Malaysia. The meeting brought together 52 women's rights, sexual rights and internet rights activists from six continents to discuss one question: "As feminists, what kind of internet do we want, and what will it take for us to achieve it?" The principles cover the topics of access, agency...

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The Do-It-Yourself Feminist Internet: Cyber feminist actions from Latin America

Posted Thu 19 May 2016 - 13:19 | 8,222 views
Informed by resistance, dissident identities, intersectional approaches, issues of sexuality and universal access to the internet, we seek a collective answer to the question: Is a feminist internet possible? This reflection is a joint undertaking with Latin American women activists advocating freer and more equitable technologies and working to saturate the net with feminist content and...

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Deep Lab creative inquiry: Interview with Addie Wagenknecht

Posted Thu 3 Dec 2015 - 09:45 | 4,452 views
Recently, Addie Wagenknecht, the Frank-Ratchye STUDIO for Creative Inquire Fellow, organised a congress of cyberfeminist researchers to examine how themes of privacy, security, surveillance, anonymity, and large-scale data aggregation are problematised in the arts, culture and society. In the following interview, Lamia Kosovic speaks to Addie about Deep Lab's initial research, the congress,...

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Imagine a feminist internet: Participation and political movements

Posted Mon 14 Sep 2015 - 15:58 | 3,230 views
What does a feminist approach to the internet mean? What difference does approaching the internet as a feminist make? How is our political activity changed by cyber activism? While meditating on political participation at the hashtag #imagineafeministinternet, Florencia Goldsman shares some thoughts about these constructs in progress.


ICTs for Feminist Movement Building: Activist Toolkit

Posted Thu 13 Aug 2015 - 15:30 | 4,396 views
This toolkit aims to assist activists to think through their communication strategies in a way that supports movement building. It offers a practical guide to writing a communication strategy and reviews a number of tools (ICTs) and technology-related campaigns which can be used in organising work.

Pulling apart the patriarchy: Edition in commemoration of Heike Jensen

Posted Wed 17 Jun 2015 - 18:49 | 6,851 views
News of Heike Jensen’s death from cancer, on 3 February 2014, reached internet governance academic and civil society networks a year later. As Marianne Franklin, friend and colleague from GigaNet, puts it: “The networks and the hands-on work in which Heike engaged are cross-border, cross-sector and interdisciplinary by nature and predilection. This is why news of her death has been a ripple of...


From the streets to the web: Looking at feminist activism on social media

Posted Mon 1 Jun 2015 - 17:35 | 3,044 views
Does social media enable forming networks of solidarity between different marginalised groups? Is there a space for non-normative discourses such as the discourse on pleasure? Does digital technology aid in the construction of feminist counter-publics? These are some of the questions explored in this paper. Power relations that operate through social media, including forms of gendered and...