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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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rafiashaikh

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

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Violence against women online: What next steps intermediaries should take

Posted Thu 8 Jan 2015 - 20:59 | 8,411 views
In the response to abuse and threats that women face, are the technology big names like Facebook, Twitter and others taking tangible steps? In this article, GenderIT.org collaborator Rafia Shaikh explores the most outstanding points from a new research report developed by Rima Athar for the APC’s “End violence: Women’s rights and safety online” project on Improving Corporate Policies, which talks...
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florencia

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

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Apps by and for women

Posted Fri 12 Dec 2014 - 17:44 | 5,445 views
Programming and creating our own applications or apps is about understanding programming codes, taking control and adapting invisible mechanisms. We need to appropriate technical language and create instruments suited to our needs. In this article, Florencia Goldsman shares the cases of two apps that show how technology can be made by and for women.
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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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Protecting the right to freedom of expression: Strategies of survivors of tech-related violence against women

Posted Mon 8 Dec 2014 - 21:06 | 11,590 views
Tech-related violence against women hinders freedom of expression (FOE) as it creates an environment of fear, intimidation, violence, social isolation and impunity. This article written for GenderIT.org by Bianca Baldo explores the effects of tech-related VAW on women's rights to FOE, providing insight on human rights law, the different forms of tech-related VAW, the reasons behind it, the...
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LamiaKosovic

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

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Virtual is real: Attempts to legally frame technology-related violence in a decentralized universe

Posted Mon 8 Dec 2014 - 20:54 | 9,856 views
In this article written for GenderIT.org, Lamia Kosovic explores some trends in legislation addressing tech-related VAW and stresses that “legislation itself will not solve the problem of VAW in digital spaces,” affirming that laws have to be accompanied by educational campaigns on the gendered nature of harm in digital spaces. “And it is urgent to expand our understanding of what survivors are...
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daphne

Dafne es coordinadora del Programa de derechos de las mujeres de APC en América Latina y el Carib

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Mapping as a strategy to disclose online violence against women

Posted Mon 8 Dec 2014 - 20:50 | 6,061 views
When the APC Women's Rights Programme decided to use the Ushahidi map to collect information about the online violence that many women around the world were enduring, the aim was to gather evidence and show how ICTs can be used to perpetrate violence against women. In two years, from July 2012 to July 2014, almost 500 cases denouncing the use of ICTs and online spaces to perpetrate violence...
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APC is both a network and an organisation.

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APC's Women's Rights Programme statement: Forwarding violence is violence

Posted Fri 21 Nov 2014 - 13:16 | 3,589 views
The Association for Progressive Communications Women’s Rights Programme (APC WRP) rejects and condemns systemic, technology-related violence against women in all its expressions. The acts of recording, photographing and documenting acts of sexual violence and further distribution and sharing are all part of the violence. With each view, share and forward, people are continuing and replicating the...
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Flavia Fascendini vive en una ciudad en el interior de Argentina y es directora de comunicaciones

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Take Back the Tech! campaign wins ITU award for gender equality in tech

Posted Tue 28 Oct 2014 - 14:42 | 2,167 views
APC's Take Back the Tech! campaign was globally aclaimed for its “efforts to reduce threats online and building women's confidence and security in the use of ICTs,” winning first place on this first edition of the prize from over 360 nominations and 37 finalists from more than 70 countries under category 6. The Gender Equality Mainstreaming - Technology (GEM-Tech) Award is an annual special ITU-...
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flavia

Flavia Fascendini vive en una ciudad en el interior de Argentina y es directora de comunicaciones

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Participants in Costa Rican Women's Hackathon develop software applications to solve social problems

Posted Mon 20 Oct 2014 - 14:33 | 22,025 views
On 30 and 31 August 2014, 39 women engineers and technologists created nine prototypes of software applications aimed at solving social problems in the north of Costa Rica, at the First Women's Hackathon, organised by APC member organisation Sulá Batsú through its TIC-AS project, with the support of UN Women's Fund for Gender Equality.
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BishakhaDatta

Bishakha Datta writes and films non-fiction, works on gender and sexuality, runs Point of View in

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“In our work, the internet is a main stakeholder”: A feminist talk with Hayriye Avatar at the IGF

Posted Thu 25 Sep 2014 - 23:26 | 5,076 views
The Turkish LGBTI rights organization Kaos GL turns 20 on September 20. At the Internet Governance Forum just held in Istanbul, Bishakha Datta interviewed Kaos activist Hayriye Avatar on their pathbreaking LGBTI activism, both online and offline.
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Jac sm Kee is the Women's Rights Programme Manager with the Association for Progressive Communica

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Emma Watson, trolls and a feminist internet

Posted Thu 25 Sep 2014 - 19:41 | 13,671 views
Within days of her highly visible and publicised speech, Emma Watson became the subject and target of violence. The threat and reality of using women’s sexualised bodies as weapons to humiliate, shut them up or blackmail them into submission is an increasingly prevalent expression of violence against women online. Jac sm Kee, APC´s Women´s Rights Programme manager shares her insight on the...