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Caroline Tagny

Caroline is the West and Central Africa Programs Coordinator for the Coalition of African Lesbians. Based in Johannesburg, she is interested in how the internet can be a catalyst for women's rights and sexual rights activism.

In depth

Feminism online in West and Central Africa: Identities and digital colonisation

Posted Tue 31 May 2016 - 15:52 | 7,243 views
This article examines the challenges that women's rights and sexual rights activists face in online feminist organising and participation in internet governance decision-making processes in West and Central Africa. It focuses particularly on linguistic barriers, and the expression of sexual or gender non-conforming identities in a context of digital colonisation in the sub-region.

Feminist talk

Claiming governance spaces: from Gender and Internet Governance Exchange to Africa Internet Governance Forum

Posted Mon 26 Oct 2015 - 14:20 | 3,457 views
The Association for Progressive Communications' Caroline Tagny interviewed Chenai Chair, a participant of the Africa Gender and Internet Governance Exchange, on her experience.

Feminist talk

Internet rights are human rights: Reflections from workshops in the DRC and Kenya on violence against women

Posted Tue 13 Oct 2015 - 12:30 | 3,417 views
I've had the privilege, this past year, to travel to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Kenya to facilitate workshops based on our Internet Rights are Human Rights: Violence Against Women (VAW) online curriculum.

DJS choice

Mobile apps, games and the White web

Posted Wed 10 Jun 2015 - 08:42 | 2,722 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...

Feminist talk

(Re)govern and (Re)imagine a feminist internet: Sex, rights and internet governance at the IGF 2014

Posted Tue 23 Sep 2014 - 14:01 | 4,854 views
This year has seen major debates and developments in the internet sphere. The Snowden revelations have brought to the attention of the public problematic issues regarding surveillance and privacy online. In addition, the presence of the IGF this year in Turkey also directed the attention of internet stakeholders to the internet censorship practice in this country and in other nations.

In depth

EROTICS, activism and feminist porn

Posted Wed 27 Aug 2014 - 16:49 | 5,549 views
Caroline Tagny interviewed Rohini Lakshané, who used to work with EROTICS India, and Sheena Magenya, from the Coalition of African Lesbians during the Global meeting on gender, sexuality and the internet in April 2014 to ask them how they understand pornography from their respective contexts, and how do they engage their activism with the intersection between sexual rights and internet rights.