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What can Ghana do about the harassment faced by women online

Posted Tue 6 Nov 2018 - 15:53 | 8,373 views

Women in Ghana, ordinary women and celebrities, have dealt with harassment and violence online, but there is minimal effort by the government currently to effectively address this problem. The suggestion seems to be that self-censorship should solve such problems faced by women.

"Self-care". Illustrations by Paru Ramesh

Technology for feminist creativity and care

Posted Mon 22 Oct 2018 - 11:49 | 6,350 views

This bilingual edition is born of many conversations and moments at the two camps held in parallel in August this year (2018) at Dhulikhel, Nepal - the Take back the Tech! meet and the Feminist Tech Exchange.

Illustration by Sylvia Karpagam

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Social Media: The New Frontier for ICT – facilitated Violence against Women

Posted Thu 18 Oct 2018 - 10:50 | 37,573 views

Non consensual circulation or sharing of intimate intimages or non consensual pornography is becoming increasingly prevalent. Here Bonface Witaba shares few studies on this viral social phenomenon, what steps have been taken and are likely to be taken in the context of Kenya, on a global scale and by social media companies to address the problem.

Cover of Issue paper on Due diligence and accountability for online violence against women

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Due diligence and accountability for online violence against women

Posted Tue 21 Nov 2017 - 08:21 | 2,158 views
This paper explores what online violence against women is; what can be done to stem and ultimately eliminate it; and whose responsibility it is to do so. It does this by building upon the issues identified in two research projects, namely the research on state accountability to eliminate violence against women by the Due Diligence Project (DDP) and the research on corporate and state remedies for...
two women talking in a couch

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Women are talking but Telegram is not listening

Posted Wed 21 Apr 2021 - 15:31 | 3,083 views

In this article, Garnett Achieng takes a deep-dive look into the Telegram app from the perspective of African women’s experience, particularly that of data privacy and online gender based violence.

"Women's Day" by Justina Leisyte is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0

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Good-mannered women never make any history, even online

Posted Thu 9 Jan 2020 - 16:56 | 5,626 views

Through two stories from Kenyan women, this article shows how women get harassed online, especially when they express themselves in ways that do not conform to the patriarchal order in the society which they live in.

Illustration by Sylvia Karpagam

Publication

Submissions to TO United Nations SPECIAL RAPPORTEUR: ONLINE VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN

Posted Tue 26 Jun 2018 - 12:07 | 2,825 views
Here is a compilation of the submissions from different countries including Democratic Republic of Congo, Malaysia, Pakistan, and Bosnia-Herzegovina to the Special Rapporteur for Violence Against Women on online violence against women.

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A technopolitical approach to online gender-based violence

Posted Tue 26 Jun 2018 - 05:45 | 6,350 views

Technology is not gender neutral and this article shows how social media companies and tech corporations play a role in perpetuating online gender-based violence. What we need is a critical examination of the tools available and their underlying techno-politics so we can create community alternatives for feminist communication.

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[COLUMN] Sanitary Panels on facing threats online (COMIC)

Posted Thu 21 Jun 2018 - 07:21 | 3,372 views

Sanitary Panels is an ironic yet hard hitting series where social commentary masquerades as humour and makes us rethink many of our assumptions. This comic explores aspects of gender and technology including discrimination faced by women in STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) education and careers. In this comic Sanitary Panels looks at how police and society react when women...

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Online violence faced by outspoken activists: the case from Egypt

Posted Wed 20 Jun 2018 - 09:43 | 4,898 views

Online violence and harassment mirrors the realities of persecution in the "real world" and extends the avenues for prejudice and discrimination. In Egypt, outspoken activists and Nubian people supporting the cause of Nubians to their own land and also speaking out about race and skin colour-based prejudice face virulent online attacks and are also banned by the Egyptian government.