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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.

Florencia Roveri

Florencia Roveri es comunicadora social e integra la organización Nodo TAU en Argentina.

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“Putting locks on our chastity belts...”: A discussion on sex education for teenagers

Posted Thu 12 Nov 2015 - 11:46 | 5,175 views
A number of reports in this year's GISWatch focused on the everyday reality when it comes to sexuality that many teenagers face when using the internet. Mariana Giorgetti Valente from InternetLab - Law and Technology Research Center in Brazil, Lin McDevitt­Pugh from Netsheila in The Netherlands and Nieke Jahja from the Center for Civic Engagement and Studies in Indonesia approached this topic...
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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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End violence research site has arrived!! Explore the road from impunity to justice

Posted Mon 9 Nov 2015 - 11:21 | 2,247 views
Did you know that 60% of reported cases of technology-related violence against women (VAW) are not investigated by the authorities? Or that in 40% of cases of technology-related VAW, the perpetrator is known to the survivor?
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rafiashaikh

Rafia is a tech journalist currently working as a research and communications associate at Digita

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Exodus of qualified women might be tech’s biggest problem yet

Posted Mon 9 Nov 2015 - 10:59 | 2,934 views
As many as 50% of women working in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) will eventually leave because of hostile male culture, lack of a clear career path and a sense of isolation, a 2008 Harvard Business Review study had discovered. Fast forward to 2014, same study shares that the reasons haven’t significantly changed. Most women interviewed for the study said that the...
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nadine

Nadine is a feminist activist from Beirut, Lebanon and is APC's EROTICS project coordinator.

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The thing about gaming

Posted Thu 22 Oct 2015 - 10:02 | 4,399 views
The thing about gaming is you can’t quite explain the immersiveness of it to non-gamers. I speak not about mindless arcade games you play to pass the time (although I think time-passing on a screen is totally legit. Play on, candy crushers). I mean multiplayer Real Time Strategy (RTS) games with tens of thousands of players competing for glory.
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APC is both a network and an organisation.

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Statement: Facts on #TakeBacktheTech

Posted Mon 12 Oct 2015 - 14:14 | 2,641 views
The attack against APC and Take Back the Tech and efforts to hijack the #takebackthetech hashtag, which has involved people who self-associate with #Gamergate posting threats targeting members of our community and images that depict women being subjected to physical and sexual violence, illustrate how women’s and girls’ voices are silenced on social networking platforms by violent and sexist...
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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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Restricting access to abortion services: a conversation with Dr. Suchitra Dalvie on the effects of sex selection in India

Posted Mon 5 Oct 2015 - 13:40 | 4,153 views
A woman sits in a doctor’s waiting room. She is almost 13 weeks pregnant and deeply worried about her future. She knows she cannot ask the sex of the fetus and that the Indian government has developed new technology to track the ultrasound medical reports.
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LamiaKosovic

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

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From fake accounts to harassing phone calls: talking about technology-related violence against women in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Posted Fri 4 Sep 2015 - 13:34 | 3,497 views
Bosnia and Herzegovina was one of seven countries covered by APC's research project “End Violence: Women's rights and safety online”. The research in BIH was done in association with One World Platform for Southeast Europe (OWPSEE). The report uses three in-depth case studies to assess legal instruments, corporate policies, and women’s access to justice. Here, writer Lamia Kosovic speaks to two...
Sheena D’Lima

Sheena D’Lima is a writer and observer. Enjoys the odd debate over dinner.

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What school girls in India can teach us about social media

Posted Mon 20 Jul 2015 - 11:49 | 5,445 views
In most Pune schools, the new term is under way. Activities are in full swing and tests have already begun. Students wake up as early as six in the morning and the school day hums along amidst ringing bells and slamming lockers. At the dinner table, a heated WhatsApp conversation ends only when an exasperated parent confiscates the phone. Everyone has at least one selfie on Instagram. Is it time...
Neha Mathews

Neha Mathews is a freelance writer based out of Mumbai.

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Inside the world of India’s badass girl gamers

Posted Fri 17 Jul 2015 - 13:42 | 5,575 views
If there’s anything I love with a passion, it’s kicking serious ass. Which is probably why, as an 8 year old, Dangerous Dave inspired equal amounts of angst and satisfaction in me. In this simple 8-bit videogame, I overcame obstacles and struggled through levels, overusing my jetpack privileges and never quite pressing the Alt-key fast enough. Okay, maybe I wasn’t a particularly good player, but...
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"Sonia Randhawa is a member of GenderIT.org's pool of writer.

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A legacy on how gender is built into the way we discuss and use technology

Posted Wed 17 Jun 2015 - 15:27 | 8,994 views
In this article, GenderIT.org talks with Anita Gurumurthy from IT For Change about gender and privacy. Anita worked with Heike in the Gender and Citizenship in the Information Society research programme.