DJ’s choice is a weekly section by, 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 genderit at or tweet us your links using #genderit.

India’s net neutrality win: Lessons for developing countries

“Net Neutrality issues are not unique to India. In fact,, or FreeBasics, which featured prominently in India’s debate is running in 50 other developing countries.” More >

Source: CircleID, Douglas Onyango

The Forgotten Ones: Queer and trans lives in the prison system

What impact does prison have on queer and trans persons? — serving your sentence in a jail that fails to acknowledge your gender identity. More >

Source: NewYorker, Grace Dunham

A women-led mosque in Denmark is eager to challenge the patriarchy

“Scandinavia’s first women-led mosque has just opened its doors in Denmark. It hopes to challenge Islam’s “patriarchal structures.”The mosque in Copenhagen will be open to both men and women. However, the imams in the mosque will all be women.” More >

Source: Quartz, Aamna Mohdin

Meet the Robin Hood of science

“The tale of how one researcher has made nearly every scientific paper ever published available for free to anyone, anywhere in the world.” More >

Source: Big Think, Simon Oxenham

11 common assumptions about being a queer femme – Debunked

“What comes to your mind when you think of queer femmes? Perhaps it’s a woman who wears skirts, heels, and makeup – but you might not know femmes as well as you think.” An interesting comic looking at a few asumptions. More >

Source: EverydayFeminism, Rhea Ewing and Annah Anti-Palindrome

This is it from DJ for this week! Enjoy it, share it, dig into it. Feedback is always welcome. Send us interesting material to genderit at or tweet us your links using #genderit, Women’s Rights Programme, Association for Progressive Communications (APC), February 15th 2016

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