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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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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 | 2,534 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

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Sumathi

Sumathi has been working with domestic workers for 10 years at Stree Jagruti Samiti, where she al

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Domestic work in the platform economy: reflections on difficulty to set up interviews

Posted Wed 8 Apr 2020 - 20:52 | 2,424 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, the researcher speaks of the difficulties of setting up interviews with domestic workers, often torn between home and work obligations.

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Zeenathunnisa

Zeenathunnisa is a zonal lead for Janodaya Trust, where she coordinates the setting up and runnin

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Domestic work in the platform economy: reflections on research and social work

Posted Wed 8 Apr 2020 - 20:50 | 2,809 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, the writer explores how it is possible but also difficult for her to do social work and awareness building, and shift to doing research.

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Ambika

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

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Digital mediation of reproductive and care work in India: research reflexivity and challenges

Posted Wed 8 Apr 2020 - 20:40 | 3,188 views

Women who do domestic work are able to now find employers through online platforms, but does this new avenue and promise of the digital economy ensure that their labour rights are upheld? In this short series, we read about four researchers who directly interviewed with workers as part of a project in the Feminist Internet Research Network. Here are the reflections of the researchers on ethics...

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Maimuna Jeng

Maimuna Jeng is a feminist writer, blogger, and commun

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Making a Feminist Internet: Access and inclusion in feminist movements

Posted Sat 14 Mar 2020 - 21:16 | 4,165 views

It is fundamental to ensure that when organising, we do not overlook women who do not have “feminist” on their bios but are resisting and defying in their homes, schools and workplaces. When we represent, we need to make sure that we do not forget the women who don’t have access to the same spaces.

Stella Nyanzi rising her hand, with roses at her back.
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Wairimu

Wairimũ Mũrĩithi is a feminist reader, writer, editor and curator of cool things.

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Review: No Roses From My Mouth

Posted Sat 14 Mar 2020 - 18:15 | 3,594 views

No Roses From My Mouth is a collection of poems written in jail by feminist poet and academic Dr. Stella Nyanzi. Wairimũ Mũrĩithi looks at the feminist solidarity movement that is organising offline and online actions for Nyanzi's release, and reflects on the interconnected struggles that Nyanzi represents.

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Gorata Chengeta

Gorata Chengeta is a researcher and writer from Botswana.

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Dealing with ruptures: How we can build stronger feminist movements in Africa

Posted Sat 14 Mar 2020 - 17:25 | 3,454 views

In order for our movements to be successful, not only do we have to find each other, but these connections have to be sustained with intention. Within our movements, we are faced with internal challenges because every movement is founded on relationships, and relationships are vulnerable to all kinds of challenges.

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Francis Monyango

Francis Monyango is a researcher on technology law and policy based in Nairobi.

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Good-mannered women never make any history, even online

Posted Thu 9 Jan 2020 - 16:56 | 5,394 views

Through two stories from Kenyan women, this article shows how women get harassed online, especially when they express themselves in ways that do not conform to the patriarchal order in the society which they live in.

Artistic representation with human bodies in the front, DNA images in the back, and the Manifesto text in the middle.
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Ani Hao

Ani Phoebe Hao is a feminist writer, editor, researcher and consultant.

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Internet Freedom is Not Enough - Cyberfeminists Are Fighting For a New Reality

Posted Wed 4 Dec 2019 - 14:44 | 7,245 views

Today, feminist activists are claiming that digital rights are human rights, too. This article talks about how cyberfeminists, especially from the global South, are going deeper into making digital rights a reality for women, LBT individuals, non-English speaking people in the global South.

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Soo Ryon Yoon

Soo Ryon Yoon’s research interests can be located at the intersection of contemporary performance

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Mapping the Stage Differently: Theatre #MeToo Movement and Internet Culture in South Korea

Posted Fri 25 Oct 2019 - 11:28 | 4,401 views

Not enough has been said about how the #metoo movement played out in contexts far from where it was triggered and especially in countries in Asia and Africa. In this article we see the unravelling of hierarchical and sexualised relations in theatre in South Korea, and how fragile assemblages of rebellion were formed online and on-ground.