movement-building

Pulling apart the patriarchy: Edition in commemoration of Heike Jensen

Posted Wed 17 Jun 2015 - 18:49 | 7,117 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...

Publication

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

Posted Mon 1 Jun 2015 - 17:35 | 3,389 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...

In depth

Becoming an agent of change

Posted Tue 19 Aug 2014 - 14:36 | 6,502 views
Are feminists bored with online activism? Cyber feminists’ minor politics and affirmative political approach often presents us with dynamic, thematic and changeable maps of affinities, of political kinship, and there is a strong potential in the crafting of such unities. However, there are more than just a few obstacles that feminists in the virtual communities have to deal with. “But their...

Feminist talk

Taking street harassment off the streets and off the map!

Posted Mon 14 May 2012 - 18:10 | 8,890 views
I walked in late to the jam-packed session “Bringing Gender to the Streets: Young Women Amidst the Arab Uprisings” at AWID Forum 2012. This was not a session about technology or the internet, but it was a common strand running through each presenters' activism and evidence-building for women's rights, even and perhaps especially in the midst of revolution.

Feminist talk

Take away personal dynamics, be anonymous

Posted Wed 25 Apr 2012 - 20:50 | 5,721 views
Who said we should write things in our own names? It makes it personal. Today there was a debate at AWID Forum about a letter that was distributed criticising the exclusion of a certain discourse in the MENA region, and a point that was used to attack the letter was that it was not signed, you can't identify the authors of the letter, and no one "to take responsibility" for its content.

Feminist talk

MENA: Who talks for the region?

Posted Fri 20 Apr 2012 - 22:49 | 5,184 views
I am an AWID participant, and it is my first time to attend the forum.I attended the first session of in-depth session on “Women’s Rights and Transitions to Democracy in the MENA region”and I stayed only for the introduction of the panelists, I was disappointed and I left. I found no young feminists on board, no one who is actually taking part on the ground in the region, the panelists came from...

Publication

Strategising Online Activism: A Toolkit

Posted Wed 14 Sep 2011 - 11:12 | 7,260 views
“Strategising Online Activism: A Toolkit” was designed for and by women activists but can be used by everyone. Key chapters include: strategising and planning your online activism; creating your campaign’s identity; social networking and security on the internet. vioThe guide provides practical and accessible step-by-step advice, while keeping a political and feminist eye. It was developed by APC...

Feminist talk

Thanks for All the Cash!

Posted Fri 15 Jul 2011 - 13:15 | 5,191 views
Maya Ganesh shares her experience at the VIII International Association for the Study of Sexuality, Culture and Society Conference (IASSCS) at a presentation about sexual rights activism in the middle east.

Publication

STOP MOTION PROJECT – When does the violence begin?

Posted Mon 21 Feb 2011 - 11:15 | 4,077 views
The three-part video campaign STOP MOTION PROJECT – When does the violence begin? aims to encourage discussion and promote awareness on violence against women through creative storytelling and the use of stop-motion animation. The mission of STOP MOTION PROJECT is to empower and support organisations and individuals in and through the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) for...

In depth

Africa Grassroot Caucus prioritise the WSIS and MDGs as part of development

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 06:19 | 4,084 views
Africa Grassroots Caucus has prioritised the World Summit on Information Society (WSIS) and the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) as part of development. This was the outcome of the second Grassroots Caucus Regional Consultation that took place in Lusaka, Zambia on 26-28 July 2005. The participants from Kenya, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Congo Brazzaville and the Democratic Republic of Congo...