Asia

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In depth

Use of social media in Manipur – Women lag behind in technological advancement

Posted Thu 21 Feb 2019 - 10:52 | 807 views

Access to the internet is finally a priority for companies and acknowledged as human right by governments. However the gender digital divide persists, and in this article we explore what uses women make of the internet in urban and rural parts of Manipur. Is this use limited to social media, what about the generation gap, and the rampant spread of election propaganda?

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Feminist talk

No Photos Please: Dating & Hooking Up Via Grindr And Notions of Self-Worth

Posted Fri 18 Jan 2019 - 11:11 | 1,027 views

The second in a series on queerness and privacy, this article explores the relevance of what is legally understood as privacy in the lives of queer people and communities living in the "global South". In this article, the contradictions between online dating for queer and gay people and the precarity of their daily lives is explored.

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In depth

Observing a community network in the Philippines through a gendered lens

Posted Mon 7 Jan 2019 - 15:03 | 1,488 views

In this interview, Serene Lim dives deep into what are the gender implications of making a community network in a remote area of the Philippines - from tackling gender stereotypes to the distribution of labour of running a community network to the benefits of access for communities often overlooked by telecommunications companies.

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Publication

Gender and Privacy: From Oppression to Liberation: Reclaiming the Right to Privacy

Posted Mon 7 Jan 2019 - 08:14 | 1,048 views
A report that examines the overlapping concerns of gender, privacy, surveillance, and gender-based violence in Asia, Europe, Africa, Latin America, North America. The report raises issues including gender-based violence in the private sphere, rigid gender categories in identity programs its impact on trans people, etc.
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Feminist talk

Five tips for a successful edit-a-thon on gender

Posted Thu 20 Dec 2018 - 09:50 | 1,474 views

Do you want to organise an edit-a-thon around gender, women in STEM, movements and feminist histories of organising or anything else? Here are a list of (5 and more) things to watch out for - including the safety of your participants and how to navigate the tricky but sometimes essential rules of editing content on Wikipedia. 

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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 | 979 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.