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Rohini Lakshan​​é

Rohini Lakshané is a long-time Wikimedian with an abiding interest in issues of access to knowledge. She served as the chairperson of the Gender Gap Special Interest Group at Wikimedia Chapter (India) in 2013-14. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Rohini/Wiki_things Views expressed here are her own.

Rohini es una wikimedista  con un interés permanente en cuestiones de acceso al conocimiento. Se desempeñó como presidenta del Grupo de Interés Especial sobre la Brecha de Género en el Capítulo de Wikimedia (India) entre 2013 y 2014.

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El conocimiento es poder: consejos para una editatona exitosa

Posted Mon 7 Jan 2019 - 03:00 | 327 views

Nos entusiasma organizar editatonas porque Wikipedia es, sin dudas, un punto de referencia del conocimiento. Es fundamental que al organizarlas se tengan en cuenta  pautas con el fin de cerrar brechas en la producción de información y de conocimientos y también resguardar la seguridad digital de los/las participantes.

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Five tips for a successful edit-a-thon on gender

Posted Thu 20 Dec 2018 - 09:50 | 1,463 views

Do you want to organise an edit-a-thon around gender, women in STEM, movements and feminist histories of organising or anything else? Here are a list of (5 and more) things to watch out for - including the safety of your participants and how to navigate the tricky but sometimes essential rules of editing content on Wikipedia. 

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Women's safety? There is an app for that

Posted Thu 19 May 2016 - 12:36 | 5,699 views
There are myriad mobile phone apps meant to be deployed for personal safety, but technical wizardry perhaps makes it easy to lose sight of the fact that technology is not a saviour but a tool or an enabler. Technology alone cannot be the panacea of a problem that is deeply complex and, in reality, rooted in society and governance.

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A selection of tweets on how to make crowdmaps effectual for mapping violence against women

Posted Mon 16 Feb 2015 - 09:07 | 2,297 views
Check out this amazing selection of tweets by Rohini Lakshané on crowsourced mapping of violence against women and how to make them more effectual.

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Imagining a digitally secure, feminist internet

Posted Fri 9 May 2014 - 14:55 | 3,063 views
This is the second in a series of posts reporting on the Global Meeting on Gender, Sexuality and the Internet held in Port Dickson, Malaysia from April 13 to 17, 2014, to envision a feminist internet and to evolve a framework for it. Around 50 activists working on gender rights, sexual rights and Internet rights in different parts of the world had come together for the meeting.

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Imagining a misogyny-free internet

Posted Fri 25 Apr 2014 - 05:49 | 4,826 views
This is the first in a series of posts reporting on the Global Meeting on Gender, Sexuality and the Internet held in Port Dickson, Malaysia from April 13 to 17, 2014, to envision a feminist internet and to evolve a framework for it. Around 50 activists working on gender rights, sexual rights and internet rights in different parts of the world had come together for the meeting.

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Sex, lies and the perils of Facebook dating

Posted Wed 23 Apr 2014 - 06:32 | 2,100 views
They met on Facebook. She was a married homemaker in her forties, who lied to him that she was 21 and single. He was all of 22. She was probably looking for the diversion and excitement of being with a younger man, he for a partner his age. When he discovered the truth after meeting her in person last week, three years into the relationship, he shot her and himself to death. A typical story that...

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Peeping Tom Porn and Privacy

Posted Tue 8 Apr 2014 - 12:50 | 6,102 views
A couple makes out inside a cyber cafe cubicle in a city crunched for space and privacy. A woman bathes and changes clothes inside her hotel room. A honeymooning couple films its first time together, possibly to preserve the memories for a lifetime. All of them are oblivious to either being captured by hidden cameras or the possibility of their footage being leaked online. Voyeuristic websites...

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Hooked on: Sex work and mobile phones

Posted Thu 3 Apr 2014 - 12:19 | 7,828 views
Street-based sex workers manage all business over the phone. Clients arrange their visits after confirming the sex workers’ availability via mobile phones. Sex workers communicate easily with outstation clients and their maalaks (literally meaning “masters”, often regular customers who have graduated into lovers), without the fear of prying eyes. Being constantly connected also helps build client...

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Decoding India’s Proposed Online Porn Ban – II

Posted Mon 17 Mar 2014 - 15:57 | 4,854 views
This is the third in a series of posts reporting on the day-long “Tangled, Like Wool” meeting held in New Delhi in January 2014.