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Indepth features analytical articles that are meant to inform readers about perspectives, issues and debates around certain topics relevant to gender, technology and ICT policy. This is the place for articles that provide an informed, well-reasoned feminist perspective, with a strong focus on the global South.

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Garnett Achieng

Garnett is a Kenyan researcher fascinated by how culture plays out on the internet.

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Women are talking but Telegram is not listening

Posted Wed 21 Apr 2021 - 16:31 | 1,113 views

In this article, Garnett Achieng takes a deep-dive look into the Telegram app from the perspective of African women’s experience, particularly that of data privacy and online gender based violence.

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Ambika

Ambika is a researcher with the Centre for Internet and Society, India.

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How helpful are helpline numbers?

Posted Fri 26 Feb 2021 - 20:22 | 2,015 views

COVID-19 pandemic has led to a spike in gender-based violence in India. Helpline numbers and digital tools have been used to reach out to survivors, given the absence of physical services. But those women who cannot use phones, email or social media are most likely to be entirely excluded from these systems.

This piece was written as a part of a CIS project.

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Rosamma Thomas

Rosamma Thomas is a freelance journalist based in Pune, Maharashtra, India.

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Citizen data and freedom: the fears of people living with HIV in India

Posted Mon 2 Nov 2020 - 11:16 | 3,053 views

People living with HIV and AIDs in India face greater risk of exposure in relation to their private health information and data, especially as the government, hospitals, insurance companies etc. collect data. COVID-19 crisis also raises concerns whether big data is a tool of prevention and health care or at the service of government repression.

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Peter Bloom

Fundador y coordinador general de Rhizomatica, una organización dedicada a fortalecer la autonomí

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Machín 2 Machín (II): A critical feminist and psychosocial perspective on new digital networks

Posted Mon 10 Aug 2020 - 23:33 | 3,938 views

In the second part of their article, Loreto Bravo and Peter Bloom alert us to the dangers of a romanticization of technologies and develop a psychosocial and feminist approach as a tool to face the new wave of hyperconnectivity that is announced with 5G.

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Loreto Bravo Muñoz

Feminista, hacker y comunicadora popular.

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Machín 2 Machín (I): A critical feminist and psychosocial perspective on new digital networks

Posted Fri 7 Aug 2020 - 20:48 | 4,760 views

In the first half of this two parts article, Loreto Bravo and Peter Bloom delve deeper into a critique of the new networks that are emerging with the rushed transition to 5G, from a feminist and psychosocial perspective.

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Mariana Fossatti

Bilingual Spanish-English editor and content production coordinator for GenderIT.org.

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Policy reform: Working towards feminist transformation and change

Posted Tue 21 Jul 2020 - 17:06 | 1,718 views

The Feminist Internet Research Network intentionally seeks to go beyond research to impact on policy and advocacy. But what should be a feminist approach to policy shifts, specifically coming from the global South?

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Yulia Dwi Andriyanti

Yulia Dwi Andriyanti, a queer Muslim woman, writer and community organizer.

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Grassroot Solidarity to Fight the Pandemic: From Farmers to Queer Communities

Posted Wed 1 Jul 2020 - 12:29 | 3,529 views

How are the LBTQI+ people and communities facing the difficulties posed by the global pandemic and the lockdown? This article explores the emergence of solidarities amongst different marginalised groups including farmers and queer communities, to ensure food, work and basic survival.

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Lucía Trias

Lucía Trias tiene una maestría en investigación de diseño, de la fundación Bauhaus Dessau, así

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Data, maps and colonialism in times of pandemic

Posted Fri 5 Jun 2020 - 10:44 | 3,552 views

The practice of mapping began within a month since the first outbreaks of Covid-19 as a means of rapid visualisation, accompanied by the division between those who manage data and those who contribute their personal information, while suffering the consequences of it. Is there a more just approach to information-based aid where people have more autonomy over their data?

Parijatha interviewing a group of domestic workers.
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Parijatha

Parijatha G.P.

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Domestic work in the platform economy: reflections on awareness of worker's rights

Posted Wed 8 Apr 2020 - 20:58 | 3,276 views

As part of the Feminist Internet Research Network, we are including a series of short pieces on reflections by researchers on the ground. Here the author reflects on whether domestic workers are sufficiently aware of their rights and of unions that they could be part of, regardless of whether they use online platforms or find work using more traditional routes.

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Radha

Radha works as an activist at Stree Jagruti Samiti and Domestic Workers Rights Union, where she s

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Domestic work in the platform economy: reflections on conducting interviews on sensitive issues

Posted Wed 8 Apr 2020 - 20:56 | 2,411 views

As part of the Feminist Internet Research Network, we are including a series of short pieces on reflections by researchers on the ground, and in this piece a researcher talks about the experience of doing research with workers, unions and companies and of trying to determine the extent of sexual harassment or caste prejudice in the platform economy around domestic labour