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Kateřina Fialová

Katerina lives in Czech Republic and enjoys spending as much time possible in India. Likes singing in a choir and practicing yoga every early morning. She is the GenderIT.org coordinator and loves her job.

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Going online is the same as going out to a rally

Posted Thu 14 Jun 2012 - 00:38 | 47,846 views
In early April 2012 in Istanbul thirty people from six continents met at the APC “Dialogue on digital security and women's human rights defenders” to discuss regional and global trends on digital security, freedom of expression and freedom of association, and their impact on women's human rights defenders. Katerina Fialova and Sonia Randhawa interviewed two of the participants to interrogate/...

Social media plays critical role in today's Pakistan (audio)

Posted Wed 23 May 2012 - 17:56 | 3,298 views
Audio length: 11mins

Nighat Dad from Bytes for All (Pakistan) talked to Radio Fire (Feminist International Radio Endeavour) about “Take Back The Tech!

Feminist talk

May 17 | World Internet Day & IDAHO | What does internet freedom mean to you?

Posted Thu 17 May 2012 - 06:27 | 4,215 views
May 17 marks two important causes: The International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHO)and World Internet Day. Join us and play Twitter tag to connect your rights on May 17th. Help activists in your communities - geographically or issue-based - to connect with other activists who might know about IDAHO or internet rights but might not see them as interconnected or even know each...

Internet & women’s rights: how do they relate to economic justice?

Posted Tue 15 May 2012 - 17:32 | 5,651 views
This edition reflects on the feminist politics and practices of technology within the broader debates around economic justice and women’s rights at the 12th AWID Forum that ran from April 19 to 22, 2012 in Istanbul, Turkey. GenderIT.org's writers and partners report on the opportunities presented by open internet for women’s organizing ranging from...

Feminist talk

MENA: Who talks for the region?

Posted Fri 20 Apr 2012 - 22:49 | 4,272 views
I am an AWID participant, and it is my first time to attend the forum.I attended the first session of in-depth session on “Women’s Rights and Transitions to Democracy in the MENA region”and I stayed only for the introduction of the panelists, I was disappointed and I left. I found no young feminists on board, no one who is actually taking part on the ground in the region, the panelists came from...

Women's human rights online & the Universal Periodic Review

Posted Thu 5 Apr 2012 - 12:50 | 6,238 views
From 21 May to 4 June 2012, the second cycle of the Human Rights Council's Universal Periodic Review (UPR) will begin at the UN Office at Geneva. The UPR is a unique mechanism for states and governments to tell other countries what they have achieved in promoting human rights – but also for non-state actors to raise issues of concern in a non-confrontational fashion. This edition of GenderIT.org...

SPECIAL EDITION: 12th AWID International Forum on Women’s Rights in Development

Posted Tue 3 Apr 2012 - 13:07 | 8,484 views
The 12th AWID International Forum will gather up to 2000 women’s rights leaders and activists from around the world from April 19 to 22, 2012 in Istanbul, Turkey. The Forum will look at the question: how economic power is impacting on women, their...

Taking control of technology to end violence against women

Posted Thu 15 Dec 2011 - 08:30 | 5,161 views
As the year comes to a close, GenderIT.org is bringing you one more special edition, this time on the recent Take Back the Tech! campaign. The 2011 campaign shed new light on the issue of technology-mediated violence against women, through its documenting and evidence-building efforts. The edition gathers an impressive amount of articles which capture the nature of this year´s Take Back the...

Feminist talk

Help us to "make the connection" between human rights and internet rights

Posted Mon 12 Dec 2011 - 06:03 | 7,361 views
When did you first realise how your freedom of expression or association could be violated online? When did you first "make the connection" between human rights and internet rights as a women human rights defender? The "Connect Your Rights campaign" campaign and GenderIT.org is calling for submissions of blogs, poems, digital stories, artwork and other visuals to help others make the connection.

Gender Peripheries of the 2011 Internet Governance Forum

Posted Tue 18 Oct 2011 - 11:04 | 7,581 views
Year after year the Internet Governance Forum renews expectations and opportunities of gender advocates to find innovative solutions to enhance women's rights online and offline. After 6 years of activism, this space still seems to be resistant to the inclusion of gender perspectives and activists are faced with more questions than answers. Where are women's rights on the internet governance...