online harassment

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[SPECIAL EDITION] Expert on my own Experience: Conversations with Neo Musangi

Posted Wed 13 Sep 2017 - 10:47 | 7,702 views
Neo Musangi is a performing and visual artist, academic and researcher. They are non-binary (preferred pronouns: they and them). In this interview Neo talks about various things – sexuality and gender based groups, the women’s movement and feminism, the role of visual and performing art and their disgruntlement with academia, being non binary openly and publicly both online and offline.

Editorial

[EDITORIAL] Mapping gaps in research in gender and information society

Posted Sun 10 Sep 2017 - 07:59 | 14,553 views

Publication

Technology-mediated Violence against Women in India: Discussion paper

Posted Tue 9 May 2017 - 08:33 | 6,075 views
The purpose of this issue paper is to lay out the key legal, institutional and ethical issues concerning technology-mediated Violence against Women (VAW), to raise critical questions for further deliberation and action. This paper draws upon secondary literature in this area, and inputs from Indian feminist scholars and practitioners working in the domains of gender-based violence, women’s rights...

Feminist talk

Unscripting Harassment (Part 2)

Posted Tue 14 Mar 2017 - 18:07 | 5,326 views
Online harassment has taken various forms on the internet, including doxxing, intimate violence, stalking and so on. In this article, Part 2 of the series, Maya Ganesh explores a different way of thinking through this contemporary phenomenon by using an approach that emphasises 'design-thinking'. Possibilities that are explored include whether the system or platform can predict or respond to...

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In Search of Allies: Interview with TBTT campaigners in India

Posted Tue 15 Nov 2016 - 16:03 | 9,561 views

In this set of interviews, Smita Vanniyar speaks to Japleen Pasricha of Feminism in India, and Divya Rajgopal of WhyHate. In separate ways, both these are projects of passion that find ways to reclaim technology for women and also others marginalised on account of gender non-conformity, sexuality, caste, religion and class. They discuss the pros and cons of anonymity, how to address online VAW...

Feminist talk

Feminist politics of freedom of speech - Reflections on session in AWID 2016

Posted Sat 8 Oct 2016 - 09:53 | 10,768 views
The discourse on technology related violence against women is often pulled into debate vis-a-vis freedom of expression. This article attempts to unpack the possibility of looking at this debate different - to articulate what is the feminist politics of free speech. Does it go beyond the protection of the right as currently imagined, to open up the possibilities of those who are marginalized,...

Publication

Feminist Principles of the Internet [2016]

Posted Mon 3 Oct 2016 - 14:02 | 7,944 views
A feminist internet works towards empowering more women and queer persons – in all our diversities – to fully enjoy our rights, engage in pleasure and play, and dismantle patriarchy. This integrates our different realities, contexts and specificities – including age, disabilities, sexualities, gender identities and expressions, socioeconomic locations, political and religious beliefs, ethnic...

Feminist talk

Invasion of Privacy & The Murder of Qandeel Baloch

Posted Thu 21 Jul 2016 - 14:24 | 6,428 views
The murder of Qandeel Baloch raises many uneasy questions - about the role of media and its complicity in her death, about the persistence of patriarchy and misogyny and the forms it takes, both online and offline. Republished from Digital Rights Foundation, Pakistan.

Feminist talk

Facebook's Real Name Policy: Does it actually help to keep the online community safe?

Posted Tue 19 Jul 2016 - 00:00 | 4,590 views
We conducted a small survey of LGBTQIA users of Facebook and asked them what do THEY think of the real-name policy. Does this policy ensure their safety which is what Facebook claims, or does it expose them online and leave them vulnerable to harassment.

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

Posted Mon 23 May 2016 - 15:49 | 12,855 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...