Why feminist research is necessary to address technology facilitated gender-based violence? : Recommendations and way forward
In spite of expanding awareness on online and technology-facilitaed 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...
Online protests against Poland's abortion law become stronger
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.
Set me up, knock me down: Legal Obligations of Dating Apps to address Sexual Violence
Recent reports reveal that hundreds of people experience sexual harassment and abuse on Tinder and damningly, that Tinder largely ignored survivors. What is the legal and ethical obligation that dating platforms have when their platform is repeatedly used by sexual assaulters to prey on women and others?
Include LGBTIAQ+ voices in internet governance conversations
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.
Rambles of Everyday Resistance
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.
Feminists are building their own technology to organise but where are funders?
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?
Privacy in the time of a pandemic: how is your data doing?
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.
Disappearing rights: Undertrials and prisoners during lockdown
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.
Hello? How Can I Help You Today? : Mental Health concerns for LGBTQIA+ people during Covid-19
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.
Transforming structures of power through feminist internet research
The internet has not fulfilled many of the optimistic expectations of the role it would play in democracy and development, and has, in fact, become a ground for denial of rights and voice of marginalised groups and people. But the making of a feminist internet presents the possibility of giving shape to an internet that is built on diversity and recognition of rights, especially those of women...