Gender Assessments and Research

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Mapping research on gender and digital technology

Posted Tue 3 Jul 2018 - 14:04 | 34 views
The emerging sub-field of research around gender and digital technology is united in its understanding that gender biases and stereotypes are embedded in technology, and that this reproduces the existing problems around gender parity, gender-based violence, discrimination and exclusion on the internet. This report is a mapping of the research around gender and digital technology in the decade...
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 | 432 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...

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Gendering Surveillance

Posted Tue 23 May 2017 - 11:35 | 4,332 views
Surveillance powers of the state and corporations are escalating and are hugely assisted by information technology. Under regimes of colonialism and patriarchy, women, minorities and all other subjects have experienced being surveilled, enumerated and categorised. There is a need to now relook at how gender is implicated in surveillance practices in the contemporary. In this resource, Internet...

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Big Data and Sexual Surveillance

Posted Mon 23 Jan 2017 - 15:34 | 5,224 views
Surveillance has historically functioned as an oppressive tool to control women’s bodies and is closely related to colonial modes of managing populations. Big data, metadata and the technologies used to collect, store and analyse them are by no means neutral, but come with their own exclusions and biases. This paper highlights the gendered and racialised effects of data practices; outlines the...

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ARROW for Change: Sexuality, Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights, and the Internet

Posted Wed 7 Dec 2016 - 13:36 | 4,091 views
What are the relationships and interdependencies influencing the promises of being online: voice, visibility, and power? This ARROW for Change (AFC) issue on sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) and the internet documents some of these dynamics.

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Use of mobile phones by the rural poor; Gender perspectives from selected Asian countries

Posted Mon 4 Jul 2016 - 20:18 | 4,730 views
Acknowledging the differences in perceptions between genders, and between urban and rural dwellers, what must be realized is that these differences are often not unique to aspects related <br />to the mobile phone. The concerns, needs, and benefits ascribed to the mobile phone are more a reflection of people’s existing societal, familial, and gender norms prevalent in their environments,...

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Mexico: Exploring technology-related violence against women

Posted Sun 22 Nov 2015 - 14:33 | 3,400 views
The report "From impunity to justice: Exploring technology-related violence against women in Mexico" reflects research carried out in Mexico between November 2013 and April 2014. Comprising an in-depth analysis of four case studies, a mapping of the socio-legal landscape, and an assessment of the policies of internet and telephony companies, the report highlights women’s voices and...

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End violence: Women's rights and technology-related violence in Colombia

Posted Sun 22 Nov 2015 - 12:46 | 3,204 views
This report describes research carried out by Colnodo in Colombia between February and May 2014 as part of an Association for Progressive Communications (APC) project covering seven countries, titled End violence: Women's rights and safety online.

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

Posted Wed 9 Sep 2015 - 01:00 | 2,373 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 | 2,378 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-...