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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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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 - 10:34 | 4,196 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 - 01:00 | 8,033 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 researcher. She divides her time between Bengaluru in India and the many w

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

Posted Fri 2 Sep 2016 - 15:55 | 4,808 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 researcher. She divides her time between Bengaluru in India and the many w

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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 - 15:44 | 4,905 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 - 15:52 | 7,353 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 - 15:48 | 12,104 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 - 13:19 | 6,223 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 - 17:04 | 3,198 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,...
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Flavia Fascendini vive en una ciudad en el interior de Argentina y es directora de comunicaciones

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Balancing rights and interests: Best practices to counter online abuse and violence

Posted Mon 7 Mar 2016 - 12:36 | 6,965 views
The IGF Best Practice Forum on Online Abuse and Gender-Based Violence Against Women took place in Joao Pessoa, Brazil in November 2015. Representatives of civil society, academia and the private sector went through some of the key highlights and recommendations from the BPF but opened it up at different junctures for inputs and responses.
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BiancaBaldo

Bianca Baldo has over eight years of coordination experience in women human rights and anti human

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From sensitisation to changing women's lives: Understanding tech-related violence in the DRC

Posted Wed 20 Jan 2016 - 17:32 | 4,746 views
In this article, Bianca Baldo interviews Françoise Mukuku and Patience Luyeye from Si Jeunesse Savait. In partnership with the Association for Progressive Communications (APC), they carried out the research mapping technology-related violence against women in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). In the interview, they elaborate on some of the findings, gaps in legislation, ambiguous role of...