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Policy recommendations from FIRN research

Posted Thu 24 Aug 2023 - 05:10 | 89 views

In this piece, as a way of forward looking and forging a radical possibilities, FIRN team has compiled evidence based research recommendations for multiple stakeholders in this field to recognise, address, and prevent online gender based violence across our communities. We also invite these stakeholders to reimagine and reconstruct an internet that is a safe place for all people, especially…

Bulanda Tapiwa…

Bulanda Tapiwa Nkhowani is a writer, researcher and public policy enthusiast with a focus on tech

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The holistic approach: Exploring women’s online freedom of expression and freedom of assembly in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Posted Thu 24 Aug 2023 - 05:10 | 79 views

In this piece, authors Rebecca Ryakitimbo, Jean Mwimbi and Bulanda Tapiwa Nkhowani engage with the experiences of online gender based violence (OGBV) against women journalists, women human rights defenders and everyday women in Democratic Republic of Congo. They advocate for a holistic approach in framing, understanding and analysing the impact of technology facilitated gender based violence…

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Examining the Digital Exclusion of Women and Online Gender-Based Violence in Sudan

Posted Thu 24 Aug 2023 - 05:05 | 95 views

Through the article, two feminist researchers from Sudan show us the ways in which online and offline experiences of violence are connected. The research investigates varied aspects of patriarchal control that forbids women’s access to technological devices and free usage of it. At the same time, they trace the impact of complicated political and social dynamics including economic sanctions…

Damla Umut Uzun

Damla Umut Uzun (She/Her |Academic/Activist) is a women’s rights activist and LGBTI human rights

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ALL OF A SUDDEN: Research on Digital Violence against LGBTQIA+ communities in Türkiye

Posted Thu 24 Aug 2023 - 01:36 | 51 views

The piece written by Damla Umut Uzun explores the research on digital violence against LGBTQIA+ users in Turkiye. By sharing experiences of violence, their trajectory online, the piece aims to understand the dynamics of online gender-based violence for this understudied community within the country where there is scarce protection with a lot of political driven hate against them.


Nyx McLean (they/them) is a rated transdisciplinary researcher in LGBTIAQ+ identities, the intern

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The Left Out Project: The case for an online gender-based violence framework inclusive of transgender, non-binary and gender-diverse experiences

Posted Thu 24 Aug 2023 - 01:18 | 87 views

This piece articulates the need for a deeper understanding of online violence to ensure that experiences of TNBGD people can be included and addressed. The research also nudges digital feminist activists, researchers, and advocates to intentionally design the work inclusive of LGBTQIA+ communities, and extend the idea of online violence to understand what happens within the LGBTQIA+ community…

Hira Nadeem

Hira is an undergrad doing BSc in sociology with a minor in gender and religion.

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From Streets to Screens: How Digitisation is Transforming Sex Work in Pakistan

Posted Fri 11 Aug 2023 - 02:38 | 209 views

Sex workers in Pakistan moved to the internet to seek clientele as the famous red light district in Pakistan faced government crackdown and cultural oppression. But how has their experience been working through online platforms? Hira Nadeem speaks to sex workers who made the shift.

Nour Naim

Dr. Nour Naim is an AI Ethics researcher and academic expert.

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Women in the Era of Artificial Intelligence: Increased Targeting and Growing Challenges

Posted Fri 28 Jul 2023 - 02:30 | 313 views

AI expert, Nour Naim from Gaza, details the particular challenges of gender and racial bias in algorithms and datasets. In her piece, she presents an overview of important and emerging trends in the movement for trustworthy AI, as well as activist responses to these inequalities.


Nadine is a feminist activist from Beirut, Lebanon.

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Feminists in the Panopticon: How Surveillance Capitalism Captures Feminist Movements

Posted Mon 24 Jul 2023 - 04:58 | 710 views

In this article, Nadz Moawad invites you to use this AI hype to think of its economic undercurrent, surveillance capitalism, as equally urgent. Thinking about AI needs futurology, but thinking about surveillance economies requires history. They make the argument that radical movements, feminists especially, have been captured by this new economy and that a migration…

Kira Xonorika

Kira Xonorika es una artista interdisciplinar, investigadore, y escritore.

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Through the Memory Lane: Internet’s Various Stages And How It Enabled Women’s Participation

Posted Mon 3 Jul 2023 - 08:53 | 189 views

Since its advent, the internet has taken various forms and has gone through different phases to become what it is today. The evolution of the internet has not yet stopped, with new technology rapidly advancing. However, women's contribution and the kind of access they have is often overlooked in this conversation. This article explores how women have participated in making the internet and…

Derechos Digitales

Derechos Digitales is an independent, non-profit

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When Protection Becomes Threat: Cybercrime Regulation As A Tool For Silencing Women And LGBTQIA+ People Around The World

Posted Mon 26 Jun 2023 - 03:58 | 96 views

Derechos Digitales maps cases involving the abusive use of cybercrime regulation to silence and criminalise women and LGBTQIA+ people worldwide. The results are troubling and warn of the inherent danger of imposing international standards without considering national contexts or building human rights safeguards, particularly for historically marginalised groups.