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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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LamiaKosovic

Lamia Kosovic is an instructional designer and lecturer in Gender Studies and Communication Arts.

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V for Vale: 10 year journey of TBTT! Campaign in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Posted Mon 14 Nov 2016 - 16:38 | 4,658 views
Vale Pellizzer looks back at the 10 year journey of the TBTT campaign in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The campaign has taken various shapes in the complicated realities and social dynamics of this country. The fresh and young design of the campaign promised a new hope for reclaiming your agency for women and gender non-conforming people. In this interview Vale talks about the complexities of...
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Tarryn

Tarryn is a South African BA graduate with majors in Psychology and Sociology.

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At the cutting edge: TBTT campaigner Francoise Mukuku in DRC

Posted Mon 14 Nov 2016 - 13:20 | 3,611 views
When the TBTT campaign took off in Democratic Republic of Congo, there were few takers. Women rights' activists combatting VAW didn't understand the role ICTs could play in either propagating violence, or in activism. Now other Francophone countries approach SJS to learn more about the ways in which this cutting edge campaign is changing conversations around technology related VAW and reclaiming...
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Vera Vieira is the executive director of Brazilian Peace Women Association (Associação Mulheres p

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Trafficking in Women: female objectification

Posted Fri 30 Sep 2016 - 09:34 | 3,668 views
A conservative estimate is that 42 million people are prostituted worldwide, of which 90% are exploited by pimps, and every year 2 million people are added to this number. Latin America has 10% of trafficking in persons for sexual activities - nearly half of the victims are children and youth under 18 years. Human trafficking is considered the third most profitable form of crime in the world,...
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Evelin Heidel - Scann

Evelin Heidel (también conocida como Scann) es miembro de AlterMundi.

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Your presence as a political statement: the story of Coraline Ada

Posted Fri 30 Sep 2016 - 00:00 | 7,475 views
Interview with Coraline Ada Ehmke, best known for her exemplary work in setting up the Contributor Covenant - a code of conduct for open source projects. Coraline's life story is an inspiration for all those working for the rights of those marginalized, and their experience in free and open source software cultures. In this interview she describes the ways in which her transition has affected her...
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namita

Namita is a writer and legal researcher.

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Curfew on Solidarities: Interviews with Kashmiri activists on censorship and lockdown

Posted Fri 2 Sep 2016 - 14:55 | 4,386 views
Social media is both the space for building a new language to speak about Kashmir in terms of occupation, resistance, settler colonialism or separatist movements, and it also is a technology of control for the Indian government. Banning certain websites and people and blocking the internet for periods extending to weeks is seen as completely acceptable ways of dealing with the "Kashmir crisis".
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namita

Namita is a writer and legal researcher.

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Not just a thematic area: Sexual rights, gender, health and rights of defenders at the United Nations HRC 2016

Posted Thu 28 Jul 2016 - 14:44 | 4,462 views
Pluses were the 32nd session of HRC acknowledging that women face multiple and intersecting forms of discrimination, online violence got a mention and so did indigenous women human rights defenders. Negatives were how far is all this from the realities of sexuality and gender based discrimination and violence.
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Caroline is the West and Central Africa Programs Coordinator for the Coalition of African Lesbian

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Feminism online in West and Central Africa: Identities and digital colonisation

Posted Tue 31 May 2016 - 14:52 | 6,675 views
This article examines the challenges that women's rights and sexual rights activists face in online feminist organising and participation in internet governance decision-making processes in West and Central Africa. It focuses particularly on linguistic barriers, and the expression of sexual or gender non-conforming identities in a context of digital colonisation in the sub-region.
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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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Data: The new four-letter word for feminism

Posted Tue 31 May 2016 - 14:48 | 10,530 views
The discourse of data in network capitalism has unleashed an ethical crisis of self and society. As the all-pervasive grids of surveillance and big data ideology take over control of social behaviour and democratic politics, women seem to be increasingly disciplined by state authority and neoliberal capital alike. Can feminism offer a way out?
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florencia

Licenciada en comunicación de la Universidad de Buenos Aires, e integrante del grupo de investiga

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The Do-It-Yourself Feminist Internet: Cyber feminist actions from Latin America

Posted Thu 19 May 2016 - 12:19 | 5,159 views
Informed by resistance, dissident identities, intersectional approaches, issues of sexuality and universal access to the internet, we seek a collective answer to the question: Is a feminist internet possible? This reflection is a joint undertaking with Latin American women activists advocating freer and more equitable technologies and working to saturate the net with feminist content and...
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genderit.org

Launched in 2006, GenderIT.org is a groundbreaking resource site that provides feminist reviews a

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The reality of getting online in Jamaica: How mobile phones and social media lead to violence against women

Posted Wed 20 Apr 2016 - 16:04 | 2,950 views
According to the research report “Violence against women and the use of information and communications technologies in Jamaica”, there is insufficient recognition of the relationships between information and communications technologies and violence against women in the country, and VAW in its many forms continues to be a serious problem. To know more about the Jamaican context and the research,...