Indepth

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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Srinidhi Raghavan

Srinidhi Raghavan works at the intersections women’s rights, technology, sexuality and disabili

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Inclusion, mobility and connection: diverse uses of mobile phones for women with disability

Posted Thu 25 Oct 2018 - 13:41 | 1,691 views

Can technology-based solutions improve the quality of life for people with disabilities? Srinidhi Raghavan interviews various women who talk about how mobile phone usage has benefitted them in terms of communication and social interaction, but also about their real concerns around privacy.

African School of Internet Governance 2018
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Sheena Magenya

Sheena Magenya is a feminist with twelve years of working experience in Namibia, South Africa and

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A cat among pigeons: Gender, culture and internet governance at AFRISIG 2018

Posted Thu 25 Oct 2018 - 09:50 | 658 views

All feminists have had to ask themselves in several gatherings and meetings - when can I raise the gender question? Sheena Magenya here reflects on her experiences at AFRISIG 2018, and goes deep into the question of how do we navigate, understand and eventually change such spaces.

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Mariana Fossatti

Socióloga y artista visual, librenauta, commonista, trabaja en @articaonline y @librecoop

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Decolonising Internet Governance

Posted Fri 31 Aug 2018 - 12:42 | 1,296 views

The internet is viewed as the gateway to development. So, how do we respond to the challenge of the persistent digital divide? Mariana Fossatti says that we have to do this from a standpoint of decolonising our thinking, and only that will open the possibilities of reconsideration of the global governance of the internet, prioritising factors of justice and equity.

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Mariana Fossatti

Socióloga y artista visual, librenauta, commonista, trabaja en @articaonline y @librecoop

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A technopolitical approach to online gender-based violence:

Posted Tue 26 Jun 2018 - 06:45 | 1,873 views

Technology is not gender neutral and this article shows how social media companies and tech corporations play a role in perpetuating online gender-based violence. What we need is a critical examination of the tools available and their underlying techno-politics so we can create community alternatives for feminist communication.

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Mariana Valente

Mariana Valente is diretor of InternetLab, a think tank on Internet policy based in São Paulo, Br

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Do we need new laws to address non-consensual circulation of intimate images: the case of Brazil

Posted Sun 17 Jun 2018 - 18:44 | 2,476 views
The choice between developing new laws and frameworks for cyber offences or to work with existing laws is a dilemma faced in many countries in the global South. In this article, the legal solutions to non consensual intimate images are examined from the perspective of women who have been victimised. What do we want and expect from our legal and judicial mechanisms? How can these be more...
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Farhana Akter

Farhana Akter is a veteran development activist with more than ten years of practical experience

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Cyber violence against women: the case of Bangladesh

Posted Sun 17 Jun 2018 - 12:40 | 3,543 views

Violence against women online is shaped by historical, cultural and social factors and this article explores the specific context of Bangladesh. This includes specific targeting of public women and journalists online and the exploitation of women by those they have intimate relationships with. Far from being an "elite white country problem", this article shows how women in the global South...

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anitagurumurthy

Anita Gurumurthy brings her keen interest about feminist theory and practice to her work at IT fo

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Hidden figures - A look at technology-mediated violence against women in India

Posted Mon 11 Jun 2018 - 07:27 | 2,263 views

IT for Change held a consultation in 2017 on the various forms of gender based cyber violence that affects women in India. Here various researchers and speakers gathered to share their data, insight and questions on the kinds of online violence faced by women in different professions, strata and social locations - from vernacular journalists to students in colleges, rural and urban women. This...

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Kiruba Munusamy

Kiruba Munusamy is an advocate practicing in the Supreme Court of India.

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Intersection of identities: Online gender and caste based violence

Posted Thu 7 Jun 2018 - 09:51 | 3,111 views

Women who are also from vulnerable and marginalised communities such as Dalit women in India, face additional and vicious forms of online violence and harassment. In addition their access to justice is tenuous and fraught, adding progressively to the impunity with which caste- and gender-based harassment takes place.

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Serene Lim

Serene is an activist, a writer, and lawyer who tries to talk, write, live, work and love the fem

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Breaking online gender-based violence

Posted Wed 6 Jun 2018 - 14:08 | 2,220 views

An understanding of online gender-based violence as part of the structure of cultural and social violence that women face is essential to finding solutions or to combat it. In this article Serene Lim delves into what could be feminist legal approaches to online GBV, the alleged opposition to free speech and the multi-generational work required to dismantle frameworks of patriarchal oppression...

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hvale

Translocal feminist activist, storyteller passionate for #FeministInternet FLOSS opendata, privac

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In plain sight, on sexuality, rights and the internet in India, Nepal and Sri Lanka

Posted Fri 4 May 2018 - 18:25 | 1,886 views

The EROTICS report 2017 looks at sexuality, sexual rights and communication rights in South Asia in particular, and in this introduction to the report, hvale explores the conceptual overlaps and connecting threads in these varied contexts. South Asia's troubled colonial legacy of tackling sexuality related issues is evident in the many violations of rights of LGBTQI people, and the...