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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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namita

Namita is a writer and legal researcher.

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[SPECIAL EDITION] Expert on my own Experience: Conversations with Neo Musangi

Posted Wed 13 Sep 2017 - 11:47 | 3,295 views
Neo Musangi is a performing and visual artist, academic and researcher. They are non-binary (preferred pronouns: they and them). In this interview Neo talks about various things – sexuality and gender based groups, the women’s movement and feminism, the role of visual and performing art and their disgruntlement with academia, being non binary openly and publicly both online and offline.

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[SPECIAL EDITION] Debrahmanizing Online Sphere: On Larger Questions of Caste, Gender and Patriarchy

Posted Fri 8 Sep 2017 - 09:27 | 4,320 views

A powerful discourse around ‘digitally empowered society’ and ‘knowledge economy’ have been added to the neoliberal Indian vocabulary, while access to basic quality education, teachers, schools, infrastructure and so on are still major issues faced by the underprivileged in India. Identities are being formed around new interactive practices, particularly for young Dalit women. This article...

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Koliwe Majama

Koliwe Majama is a Zimbabwean journalist and media rights activist with over 15 years experience.

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[SPECIAL EDITION] Interview with Maggie Mapondera : A feminist internet must always be grounded offline

Posted Thu 7 Sep 2017 - 10:47 | 3,198 views
In this interview with Maggie Mapondera, she unpacks movement-building and the role of ICTs. Movements are built around shared stories and passions, and ICTs are one aspect of how momentum is built and sustained around a cause. Here Maggie Mapondera shows how women's stories are powerful and can potentially change the world, but we must listen with care and integrity.
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Kerieva McCormick

Kerieva McCormick is a scholar, activist and mentor in the areas of Romani and Indigenous women’s

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[SPECIAL EDITION] Observing our Observers in the Age of Social Media

Posted Mon 4 Sep 2017 - 18:43 | 3,184 views

Kerieva Mccormick looks at how young Roma women and girls deal with, understand, and talk about violence and harassment faced by Roma people, online and offline. This article examines the double consciousness experienced by those who live with the reality of exclusion and discrimination even now in contemporary societies, and the ways in which younger generations navigate hostility and...

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Erika Smith is the APC Women’s Rights Project Associate.

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An ongoing conversation on feminist autonomous infrastructure: Erika Smith and Kéfir

Posted Wed 2 Aug 2017 - 13:54 | 3,766 views

What began as a small fundraising drive in July 2017 for Kéfir, a feminist libre tech co-op, has transformed into exploring the importance of feminist infrastructure in Latin America. This is an ongoing conversation between Erika Smith, from Take Back the Tech and APC-WRP with members of the collective Kéfir on infrastructure and the internet, labour in movements, and how to set up new...

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Erika Smith is the APC Women’s Rights Project Associate.

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Did Facebook finally figure out that consent is more important than nipples?

Posted Wed 3 May 2017 - 11:57 | 4,241 views
In April 2017 Facebook announced a new tool that will prevent an intimate image posted without consent from being shared further on Facebook, Messenger and Instagram. Erika Smith and Fungai Machirori go deep and debate the pros and cons of this proposed system, and how feminist-friendly and positive about alternate sexualities it is.
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Jac sm Kee is the Women's Rights Programme Manager with the Association for Progressive Communica

Feminist autonomous infrastructure: Technomagical fires to warm your hearts

Posted Wed 29 Mar 2017 - 13:19 | 3,075 views

 

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At the Internet Freedom Festival, Jac sm Kee interviews four amazing feminists from Latin America.

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I'm part of Kéfir, a cooperative in Latinamerica that seeds and n

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Feminist autonomous infrastructure in the internet battlefield: From Zombies to Ninjas

Posted Wed 22 Feb 2017 - 14:49 | 6,359 views
The Distributed Denial of Women strike borrows the metaphor of the DDOS (distributed denial of service) attack as a radical and subversive tool by activists, but currently DDOS attacks powered by zombie-bots are part of the anarcho-capitalist economies of the internet. Ganesh in their article unpacks the many levels at which gendered labour is extracted, and while positing feminist autonomous...
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Radhika Radhakrishnan

I recently quit a job in IT to pursue gender studies and research.

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Educating, Hiring, and Retaining Women in Technology: A Gendered Enquiry

Posted Wed 22 Feb 2017 - 09:27 | 6,452 views

Research suggests that women are underrepresented at every level in technology(McKinsey survey, 2016). Why is this the case? And how do we educate, hire, and retain more women in it? In this article, Radhika Radhakrishnan highlights the underlying realities that women face in technology beyond just a numbers game, and offer insight to such questions by interviewing diverse, pioneering women...

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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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Online privacy through a gendered lens in Bangladesh

Posted Mon 9 Jan 2017 - 14:07 | 6,802 views
The ever-growing advancement of information technology is not without perils. Online privacy has been at stake for a while now. Looking at online privacy through a gendered lens reveals that women are particularly vulnerable because of social, economic and cultural factors. Farhana Akhter looks at the specifics of the law and context in Bangladesh especially the increasing incidents of online...