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RightsCon 2015: Cyber sex(y), gender balance and violence

Posted Wed 25 Mar 2015 - 12:01 | 2,490 views
Civil society organisations, engineers, activists, lawyers, companies and governments gathered in Manila on 24-25 March to address the subject of the internet and human rights in this rapidly evolving region, in an effort to protect the open internet and defend the digital rights of its users. APC and members organised several panels were violence against women online and survivor's access to...

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Homonationalism, queer fraternity and the death of the radical queer

Posted Mon 9 Mar 2015 - 07:51 | 2,653 views
DJ's choice is a weekly section by GenderIT.org, exploring the depths of the web to provide you once a week with a top 5 of creative, interesting and informative pieces and resources on gender and ICTs. Delight yourself with this selection of “sparks”: Good readings, interesting links, videos, pictures, cool authors to point to, amazing tools, and much more. Send us interesting material to...

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Why internet rights matter for Africa(ns)

Posted Wed 3 Sep 2014 - 17:47 | 4,867 views
When I found myself suddenly having to care for and look after my new born child alone, I panicked. I panicked because I had never done this before and the ten minute tutorial on washing and feeding my infant that the nurse gave me at the hospital was lacking in many ways. I had questions, so many questions-but she didn’t have time. I was a woman, as far as she was concerned and therefore I...

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Marginalised desires and the internet

Posted Tue 12 Aug 2014 - 18:14 | 5,235 views
This article explores marginalised desires and the need individuals have to express these desires online, especially when it may not be safe to do so offline. Attention is brought to the need to protect individuals’ rights to engage in sharing content and expressing their desires online; and the need for digital security to protection their data and identities. The article also discusses notions...

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Legal restrictions on content are not helpful - Discussions around feminism, sexuality, technology and violence

Posted Wed 18 Dec 2013 - 01:44 | 6,820 views
APC’s Women’s Rights Programme convened a meeting on feminism, sexuality, technology and violence at Rutgers University Center for the Study of Genocide and Human Rights in the United States in November. The three-day meeting ranged from setting out definitions to practical concerns and future collaboration. The meeting grew out of the Exploratory Research Online (EROTICS) undertaken in 2008 with...

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What's happening with the queers?

Posted Sat 21 Apr 2012 - 08:37 | 3,793 views
The lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, asexual and queer (LGBTIAQ) movement tends to get caught up in trying to name itself. And often gets stuck there.