Podcasts and Videos

Podcast: Making a Feminist Internet 2022

Posted Fri 7 Jul 2023 - 02:38 | 554 views

MFIs are a series of face-to-face and online gatherings where activists working at different intersecting issues come together to strategise and activate how we MAKE this feminist internet. In this two-part podcast series, activists at the MFI2022 Convening share their experiences and thoughts on how they imagine a feminist internet.

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#SudanUpdates and the weaponization of Internet Access, where are Sudanese Women

Posted Wed 24 May 2023 - 03:00 | 136 views

On the 15th of April, a war broke out between the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) and the Rapid Support Forces (RSF), exposing the civilian population to death, and displacement. This is an update on what we need to know and how limited internet access is not allowing the Sudanese people to exercise their freedom of expression. 

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Why feminist research is necessary to address technology-facilitated gender-based violence: Recommendations and way forward

Posted Wed 15 Mar 2023 - 03:11 | 881 views

In spite of expanding awareness on online and technology-facilitated gender-based violence, there has only been an increase in the violence online in the last decade. Feminist research on the internet and digital technology show that there is a need for us to push for national and international instruments and transnational commitment to addressing the ongoing experiences of violence while…

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Online protests against Poland's abortion law become stronger

Posted Tue 12 Jan 2021 - 04:12 | 4,802 views

New changes to Poland's abortion law could effectively ban abortion. Online protests have been building momentum to counter the force of the government, even as the pandemic rages on in Europe.

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Include LGBTIAQ+ voices in internet governance conversations

Posted Tue 1 Dec 2020 - 05:24 | 4,305 views

In this article, Nyx McLean calls for a diverse representation of LGBTIAQ+ people and issues in the conversations around the internet, and for the adoption of an intersectional approach to organising the IGF.

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Rambles of Everyday Resistance

Posted Fri 20 Nov 2020 - 05:46 | 4,050 views

A beautiful essay that explores how to navigate the complexities of sexuality and personhood for Ethiopians, and how the traditional form known as qene or wax-and-gold is the perfect metaphor for negotiating and living dual realities.

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Feminists are building their own technology to organise but where are funders?

Posted Thu 12 Nov 2020 - 05:49 | 7,615 views

Feminist activists have played an important role in raising issues around freedom of expression and especially in the internet rights community; also in pointing out how internet rights of those marginalised on account of gender, sexuality, gender expression are even more precarious. But where is the funding for feminist work on technology and infrastructure?

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Privacy in the time of a pandemic: how is your data doing?

Posted Tue 20 Oct 2020 - 04:30 | 6,100 views

A three part series that dives into the concerns around privacy and data in Africa in the context of artificial intelligence and also covid-19 from a feminist data justice perspective.

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Disappearing rights: Undertrials and prisoners during lockdown

Posted Wed 23 Sep 2020 - 06:04 | 3,902 views

All over the world, prisons are potentially ground for the spread of the COVID-19 contagion, but another factor at play is the role of repressive governments at this moment continuing to imprison activists. This article looks at what prisoners can still access from jail and the effectiveness of online "visits" for prisoners from their lawyer and families in India.

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Hello? How Can I Help You Today? : Mental Health concerns for LGBTQIA+ people during Covid-19

Posted Thu 27 Aug 2020 - 06:48 | 8,425 views

LGBTQIA+ people are often already isolated, invisibilised in their families and sometimes also facing abuse. In this article, mental health professionals speak about the vulnerability of these groups and people during the lockdown and how fragile links of community and support are still being built.