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Online protests against Poland's abortion law become stronger

Posted Tue 12 Jan 2021 - 10:12 | 2,651 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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Polish protests against abortion ban during covid-19

Posted Wed 15 Jul 2020 - 14:59 | 2,403 views

Even as the world reels under the impact of the global pandemic, women in Poland have to protest against draconian and restrictive amendments to the abortion law that would make getting an abortion far more difficult than it already is.

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Cummunity Standards

Posted Mon 25 May 2020 - 14:13 | 5,605 views

Across different countries there has been a recorded surge of domestic violence against women especially, but has there been an increase in violence and harassment online? Morgan Barbour shares how she has dealt with increased violence and harassment online since the lockdown began, and how it is now part of her art.

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Publication

Finding the feminist internet: students respond to the feminist principles of the internet

Posted Tue 17 Mar 2020 - 17:16 | 3,513 views
Students of journalism and online communication came together to respond to the Feminist Principles of the Internet, and how they relate to their lives and realities. Here's a selection of their pieces.
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Participatory Design of Smart Home Technology: self-reflections of my work as a black African migrant HCI researcher.

Posted Mon 9 Sep 2019 - 09:22 | 10,991 views

What are the complications that identity can produce in research? And when can it be fruitful - can we design solutions and technology keeping in mind the diversity of people, and seeking particularly to include those voices often less heard in technology design.

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Discourse online and onground around LGBTI rights in Poland

Posted Thu 27 Jun 2019 - 14:41 | 3,294 views

In Eastern Europe there is a spread of anti-gender discourse and in this context the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex (LGBTI) people is precarious. This article explores the protection for free speech, religion and for LGBTI rights in Poland. 

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Propping up patriarchy: Threats of the growing anti-gender movement

Posted Thu 13 Jun 2019 - 07:55 | 7,236 views

Across Brazil, Bulgaria, Poland and at the international level there is a vicious and concerted attempt to dilute the language around gender in policy and UN mechanisms which targets any gains in gender equality, advocates exclusion of LGBTIQ people and restrictions on sexual and reproductive rights. The attack on gender is real and here, what are we going to do about it?

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In depth

"Revenge Porn": 5 important reasons why we should not call it by that name

Posted Wed 16 Jan 2019 - 11:54 | 19,926 views

This article sums up the different and important reasons why we should stop using the term "revenge porn" when describing certain kinds of violations online that entail the non-consensual taking and circulation of intimate images. Why does language matter and how does it shape our perceptions and responses? Sophie Maddocks tells us more, based on her extensive research and interviews with...

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

Posted Mon 7 Jan 2019 - 08:14 | 5,846 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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Gendered Reality Traps: How "Objective" Machine Learning Contributes to Intersectional Exploitation

Posted Tue 2 Oct 2018 - 17:20 | 4,165 views

Is technology neutral or is coding political? In this article Smarika Kumar explores how algorithms work in the real world, and how they are a reflection of existing biases and forms of exclusion and discrimination in society.