Africa

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In depth

Not too young to run: Politics, gender and social media in Nigeria

Posted Thu 13 Dec 2018 - 11:05 | 275 views

Social media and technology is transforming democracy and particularly how voting takes place. In Nigeria a bill was proposed to lower the age of running for public office. Here are short interviews with candidates for public office and for the office of the President, including young women, and their take on Nigeria, representation of women, social meida and its role in politics and movements...

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In depth

More than words. Investigating online discourse as a space of Gender-Based Violence

Posted Tue 11 Dec 2018 - 08:47 | 422 views

Here are insights into research on online gender-based violence against women and other minorities - especially around sexual objectification, delegitimisation of public personas, non-conformity to gender stereotypes and idealised notions of womanhood. Elena Pavan shares also about doing research using data scraped from online public discourses and the key questions going forward.

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Voices and Views

Feminism 101 by Sister Anita [Comic]

Posted Tue 20 Nov 2018 - 11:24 | 771 views

In a three-part comic series, Sister Anita schools a man about the basics of feminism!

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Feminist talk

A cat among pigeons: Gender, culture and internet governance at AFRISIG 2018

Posted Thu 25 Oct 2018 - 08:50 | 376 views

All feminists have had to ask themselves in several gatherings and meetings - when can I raise the gender question? Sheena Magenya here reflects on her experiences at AFRISIG 2018, and goes deep into the question of how do we navigate, understand and eventually change such spaces.

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Feminist talk

Shaping the internet we want: Gender perspectives on FIFAfrica 2018

Posted Wed 24 Oct 2018 - 11:21 | 463 views

The annual Forum on Internet Freedom, Africa brings together people from across the African continent to to deliberate on gaps, concerns and opportunities for advancing privacy, access to information, free expression, non-discrimination and the free flow of information online on the continent. But what about gender perspectives? 

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Feminist talk

Getting woke about getting laid: A HOLAAfrica sex positive experience

Posted Wed 17 Oct 2018 - 11:51 | 674 views

How to start a sex-positive conversation around queerness, sensuality and sexuality, gender expression, and even violence? HOLAAfrica is one platform that shows us how to do it. From pleasure manuals to podcasts to articles, the platform raises and discusses several sensitive issues and concerns relevant to African women, gender non-conforming persons and sexual minorities.

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Column

Mentoring women in technology: Laying out the landscape

Posted Mon 8 Oct 2018 - 13:03 | 613 views

Equity in digital access in Africa is far from being a reality. There is also paucity of women in technology related careers and more broadly in STEM. In this column, Nodumo Dhlamini will explore the necessity for mentoring of women to make them confident users and implementers of ICT tools and solutions.

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Feminist talk

Netwoman: Policy and safer internet spaces for women

Posted Mon 1 Oct 2018 - 10:58 | 551 views

In Tanzania, even as access to internet has brought changes to the lives of people, there is still a lot to be done to get everyone connected and at the same time ensuring good policies to lay the ground for a safer internet. Rebecca explores legal options to the non consensual sharing of intimate images of women in the country. 

Column

Gender and community networks: Researching social and gender impact

Posted Wed 29 Aug 2018 - 10:41 | 289 views

In this fourth column on gender and community networks, Nic Bidwell looks closely at the processes and difficulties of research on the social and gender impact of Community Networks in rural places, and focuses on some issues encountered in the nitty-gritty of such research.

Feminist talk

How to use social media for activism [VIDEO]

Posted Thu 23 Aug 2018 - 09:19 | 278 views
Here are tips and insights on how to use social media for activism and movement-building, on how to use internet and social media to amplify your cause. In this video Nana Darkoa Sekyiamah touches on several instances of how social media can and has been used by African feminists, and especially describing popular campaigns and hashtags on Twitter