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Imagine a Feminist Internet: Reflections on freedom of expression and mysoginistic online content

Posted Sun 20 Sep 2015 - 12:44 | 3,882 views
This video by Dhyta Caturani from Engage Media features Sheena Magenya and Naomi Fontanos speaking about online mysoginistic content and its relation to freedom of expression, while attending the second Imagine a Feminist Internet in Malaysia, July 2015.

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Uganda urgently needs to prioritise gender equality online

Posted Sat 19 Sep 2015 - 20:04 | 2,238 views
Ahead of the launch of our Women’s Rights Online research, this series of guest blogs features on-the-ground perspectives from each of our research partners around the world. In this post, Irene Murungi, Gender Policy Officer at Women of Uganda Network (WOUGNET), talks about why it’s important to get more Ugandan women online and involved in internet policy debates.

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Analysis of incidents reported on the “Take Back the Tech!” Ushahidi platform

Posted Wed 9 Sep 2015 - 01:00 | 2,453 views
This report provides an overview of data concerning violence against women (VAW) online collected using the Association for Progressive Communications' (APC) online mapping tool. The purpose of the mapping tool, which was set up as part of APC's “End Violence: Women’s rights and safety online” project, was to improve APC’s existing framework for categorising online rights violations,...

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Research design: Exploring corporate and state remedies for technology-related violence against women

Posted Wed 9 Sep 2015 - 01:00 | 2,460 views
Between April 2013 and June 2014, the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) carried out a multi-country research entitled „From impunity to justice“ as the part of its project End violence: Women's rights and safety online. The research involved the collection of case studies that highlight the voices and experiences of women from the global south who have faced technology-...

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From fake accounts to harassing phone calls: talking about technology-related violence against women in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Posted Fri 4 Sep 2015 - 14:34 | 4,036 views
Bosnia and Herzegovina was one of seven countries covered by APC's research project “End Violence: Women's rights and safety online”. The research in BIH was done in association with One World Platform for Southeast Europe (OWPSEE). The report uses three in-depth case studies to assess legal instruments, corporate policies, and women’s access to justice. Here, writer Lamia Kosovic speaks to two...

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Bosnia and Herzegovina: Exploring technology-related violence against women

Posted Sun 30 Aug 2015 - 15:00 | 4,229 views
This report emerges from research carried out in Bosnia and Herzegovina between July 2013 and April 2014 by One World Platform for South East Europe (OWPSEE) and the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) as part of a seven-country project entitled “End violence: Women’s rights and safety online”.

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Hacking exclusion: African feminists engagements and disruption of the internet

Posted Sun 9 Aug 2015 - 05:01 | 3,609 views
An important connection between women's rights activism and building <br />movements of solidarity and resistance, is communication. The internet is a fundamental and potentially transformative public space which can enable and facilitate communication at speed, across borders and through time and space. It is a stage for violences that are familiar to feminists living and resisting in...

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Facebook domestication

Posted Fri 7 Aug 2015 - 09:03 | 2,148 views
From ISIS recruitments to the Arab Spring, the narrative around social media remains consistently simplistic: it’s a dynamic technology that creates change – both ‘good’ and ‘bad’. This is particularly true for claims about the technology’s potential to ‘liberate oppressed women’.

Bosnia and Herzegovina: Exploring technology-related violence against women

Posted Tue 21 Jul 2015 - 15:04 | 5,537 views
We’re back (after a little break) with the third in a series of seven mini-editions highlighting the project “End violence: Women’s rights and safety online”. Each edition focuses on one country in which the research was conducted, and this time we’re focusing on Bosnia and Herzegovina (BIH). Research here finds that the police are dismissive of violence against women (VAW), legal provisions for...

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Inside the world of India’s badass girl gamers

Posted Fri 17 Jul 2015 - 14:42 | 6,038 views
If there’s anything I love with a passion, it’s kicking serious ass. Which is probably why, as an 8 year old, Dangerous Dave inspired equal amounts of angst and satisfaction in me. In this simple 8-bit videogame, I overcame obstacles and struggled through levels, overusing my jetpack privileges and never quite pressing the Alt-key fast enough. Okay, maybe I wasn’t a particularly good player, but...