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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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 | 5,571 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 | 5,680 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 | 9,169 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.

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Whose internet is it indeed! Internet governance feminism as political praxis

Posted Tue 16 Jun 2015 - 14:36 | 4,654 views
These reflections follow on from a personal recollection of Heike Jensen on the Global Internet Governance Academic Network blog. Here, Marianne Franklin focuses on one of Heike's later publications, a chapter for the 2013 edition of the Global Information Society Watch entitled “Whose internet is it anyway? Shaping the internet – feminist voices in governance decision making”.
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Syar

Syar S. Alia is a writer and editor based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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Of celebrity sex tapes and child porn: talking about technology-related violence in the Philippines

Posted Mon 8 Jun 2015 - 11:48 | 4,686 views
The Philippines was one of seven countries covered by APC’s research project “End violence: Women's rights and safety online”. The research in the Philippines was done in association with the Foundation for Media Alternatives (FMA). Here, Syar S. Alia speaks to FMA’s programme coordinator for gender and ICT, Lisa S. Garcia, to take a closer look at the research findings.
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LamiaKosovic

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

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Joanne Sandler: “Links between Section J and patriarchy need to be high on the agenda of feminists worldwide”

Posted Fri 29 May 2015 - 13:14 | 3,865 views
This year’s Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) outcomes set off some alarm bells of concern about the lack of political space for civil society in the CSW process. While the Commission adopted a Political Declaration that reaffirms states’ commitment to the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, it failed to confront the real challenges that women and girls around the world face at...
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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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Time to update the Section J on women’s real needs

Posted Fri 29 May 2015 - 13:14 | 3,014 views

Twenty years after the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action and the specific elaboration of Section J on women and the media, the review resolution does not reflect the impact that ICTs have proven to have on women’s lives, as a means to dramatically advance or hinder women’s rights. In this interview by Bianca Baldo for GenderIT.org, APC’s Jennifer Radloff and Sara Baker agree that we...

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

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Of cultural controls and gender inequality: Talking about technology-related violence against women in Pakistan

Posted Fri 29 May 2015 - 13:14 | 2,972 views
Pakistan was one of seven countries covered by APC’s research project “End violence: Women's rights and safety online”. The research in Pakistan was done in association with Bytes for All, a human rights organisation that focuses on ICTs. Here, GenderIT.org speaks to the manager of advocacy and outreach at Bytes for All, Furhan Hussain, to bring us a closer look into the research findings.
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APC is both a network and an organisation.

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How technology issues impact women’s rights: 10 points on Section J

Posted Mon 9 Mar 2015 - 11:27 | 11,669 views
APC's advocacy for the re-prioritisation of Section J at the 59th session of the Commission on the Status of Women asks governments to recognise the critical role that the media and ICT play in both advancing and stifling women's rights. At the same time, it is vital that women's rights activists and organisations examine how ICT affects their work and take up Section J demands.
To that...
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APC is both a network and an organisation.

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From impunity to justice: Exploring corporate and legal remedies for technology-related violence against women

Posted Mon 2 Mar 2015 - 13:49 | 11,131 views
A new series of reports by the Association for Progressive Communications presents findings from a multi-country research project on technology-related violence against women (VAW). The research – which reveals a lack of access to justice for survivors – highlights the voices and experiences of women who have faced technology-related VAW and sought justice through state agencies and internet...