Brazil

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Connecting reflections through a community network's experience in Brazil

Posted Thu 20 Oct 2022 - 09:47 | 1,001 views

Community networks in quilombolas from Terra Seca/Ribeirão Grande in Brazil have been helping households to connect to the internet while serving individual needs of residents. In the backdrop of the FIRN research exploring the same, the authors discuss how these community-led networks connect communities with technology.

a group of women sharing knowledge on how to connect a router

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Sharing human and internet bandwidth of a community network in the middle of a pandemic

Posted Mon 13 Dec 2021 - 13:36 | 2,420 views

In Vale do Ribeira, São Paulo, Brazil, a group of ecological, quilombola farmer women, in partnership with two feminist organisations: APC and Sempreviva Organização Feminista (SOF), managed to deploy and operate their Wi-Fi mesh network. Bruna Zanolli highlights the importance of building trust, empathy and feminist guidelines in the community so that their internet infrastructure could...

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The Tower

Posted Sun 12 Dec 2021 - 18:47 | 2,029 views

Marcela Guerra shakes us through her tarot card “The Tower”, raising awareness of the urgent need for a fresh start, for human-centred societies and infrastructures, or perish as Mother Nature agonises, and inequalities are exacerbated.

people installing a community antenna in a roof

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The contribution of bell hooks and Paulo Freire to the construction of community networks

Posted Tue 30 Mar 2021 - 15:16 | 4,462 views

In this article, Daiane Araujo discuss the link between popular education and community networks, and argues that class, race and gender should be part of the analysis in the implementation of autonomous infrastructure and technical training dedicated to digitally excluded communities.

Barbara Paes with young women in a workshop

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Bárbara Paes on Black feminist cyberactivists in Brazil and the neoliberalism of "women in tech"

Posted Tue 10 Nov 2020 - 17:36 | 4,007 views

Ani Hao interviews Bárbara Paes, a young Brazilian feminist, co-founder of Minas Programam. In this conversation they delve into Black feminist activism in Brazil, feminism funding and the co-optation of gender issues in technology spaces.

Illustration of a woman looking at the front of an hospital surrounded by tapes that close the entrance.

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On the blocking of abortion rights websites: Women on Waves & Women on Web

Posted Wed 4 Dec 2019 - 13:49 | 4,942 views
This 2019 report by OONI and Coding Rights, shows evidence of blocking of womenonwaves.org and womeononweb.org -websites on sexual and reproductive rights- in Brasil and several countries around the world.

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Do we need new laws to address non-consensual circulation of intimate images: the case of Brazil

Posted Sun 17 Jun 2018 - 17:44 | 11,949 views
The choice between developing new laws and frameworks for cyber offences or to work with existing laws is a dilemma faced in many countries in the global South. In this article, the legal solutions to non consensual intimate images are examined from the perspective of women who have been victimised. What do we want and expect from our legal and judicial mechanisms? How can these be more...

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We can't do it alone: Connections at AWID 2016

Posted Thu 6 Oct 2016 - 18:02 | 38,073 views
In such massive gatherings often the plenary session rings a bit empty or hollow, like background noise to other more real conversations taking place. AWID was different in that its massive burst of energy and radical politics was most often from the plenary sessions. This article explores the sessions at AWID held by Dalit women, Romani women, Rojava/Kobane women, and others.

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Trafficking in Women: female objectification

Posted Fri 30 Sep 2016 - 09:34 | 7,720 views
A conservative estimate is that 42 million people are prostituted worldwide, of which 90% are exploited by pimps, and every year 2 million people are added to this number. Latin America has 10% of trafficking in persons for sexual activities - nearly half of the victims are children and youth under 18 years. Human trafficking is considered the third most profitable form of crime in the world,...

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GISWatch 2015: Not revenge, not porn: analysing the exposure of teenage girls online in Brazil

Posted Thu 12 Nov 2015 - 11:56 | 7,079 views
The term “revenge porn” has become popular internationally for describing a virtual form of violence: the act of an ex-partner making private sexual images or videos public online. Authors, Mariana Giorgetti Valente, Natália Neris and Lucas Bulgarelli of InternetLab – Law and Technology research Center explore and analyse the exposure of teenage girls online.