Editions

GenderIT.org produces three editions annually, each devoted to a particular theme. These thematic editions allow GenderIT.org readers and writers to take a more in-depth look at particular topics, especially “hot” topics around internet and technology, where there is little or zero feminist analysis available to the public at present.

Crossing borders : cyberspace and national security

Thu 25 Oct 2012
This edition of GenderIT.org explores the online safety of women human rights defenders from the perspective of national security and counter-terrorism. National security often encompasses a variety of security threats, including those in cyberspace...

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

Tue 15 May 2012
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,...

Women's human rights online & the Universal Periodic Review

Thu 5 Apr 2012
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...

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

Tue 3 Apr 2012
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...

Taking control of technology to end violence against women

Thu 15 Dec 2011
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...

Gender Peripheries of the 2011 Internet Governance Forum

Tue 18 Oct 2011
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...

Danger and opportunity. ICTs and Women's human rights defenders

Tue 13 Sep 2011
This edition of GenderIT.org is dedicated to women human rights defenders. Those working on women's and sexual rights often face challenges not only in the public space, but in their personal space, from their family and partners, as well. In this...

EROTICS: Sex, rights, and the net - part 2

Tue 9 Aug 2011
After 3 years of interrogation into the politics of sexuality and the internet, the EROTICS research is out! This second part of the GenderIT.org edition 'EroTICs: Sex,...

EROTICS: Sex, rights, and the net - part 1

Wed 29 Jun 2011
In 2008 the APC Women's Programme began a two and a half year research project looking into the role of sexuality online. The study, called Exploratory Research on Sexuality and ICTs -- or "EroTICs" -- looked at the experiences of a diversity of...

Women's rights and the Internet: Take Action

Wed 25 May 2011
This year the annual report of the UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression and Opinion focuses for the first time on the internet. Over recent decades, the internet has become a platform for shared learning, innovation, and collaborative...