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Gender and community networks: Researching social and gender impact

Posted Wed 29 Aug 2018 - 11:41 | 1,857 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.

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Gender and community networks: Building a movement around community networks and gender equality

Posted Thu 2 Aug 2018 - 11:57 | 2,244 views

In this third column on gender and community networks, GenderIT interviews Carlos Rey Moreno on what movement building around community networks is all about. How do we get policy makers, organisers, community based organisations and others invested and interested in community networks? And in this constellation of actors and organisations, how do we start talking about gender equality and...

Feminist talk

[COLUMN] Gender and community networks: Busking in policy spaces

Posted Wed 1 Aug 2018 - 12:58 | 3,379 views

n this column on community networks and gender, the writers will explore how communities can provide and run their own internet infrastructure, the existing forms of community networks, the legal and policy environment in which they have to exist and what are the gender dynamics around these networks. Here we interview Steve Song about the policy and regulatory environment for community...

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[COLUMN] Sanitary Panels: SPOT THE DIFFERENCES! (comic)

Posted Thu 26 Jul 2018 - 10:55 | 2,298 views

Sanitary Panels is an ironic yet hard hitting series where social commentary masquerades as humour and makes us rethink many of our assumptions. In this comic Sanitary Panels looks at the difference that women and men achievers face and what assumptions are imposed by social and cultural ideas around gender.

Feminist talk

[Review] Measuring the digital divide: Why we should be using a women-centered analysis

Posted Wed 4 Jul 2018 - 12:32 | 3,085 views

How do we measure the difference between access to the internet for men and women? It is without a doubt that such gender internet access gap indicators contribute to defining goals for international and country-level policies. But it is important for us to interrogate the role of indicators and measures in access related work and research. Nic Bidwell analyses the use of tools proposed to...

In depth

A technopolitical approach to online gender-based violence

Posted Tue 26 Jun 2018 - 06:45 | 4,441 views

Technology is not gender neutral and this article shows how social media companies and tech corporations play a role in perpetuating online gender-based violence. What we need is a critical examination of the tools available and their underlying techno-politics so we can create community alternatives for feminist communication.

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[COLUMN] Sanitary Panels on facing threats online (COMIC)

Posted Thu 21 Jun 2018 - 08:21 | 2,212 views

Sanitary Panels is an ironic yet hard hitting series where social commentary masquerades as humour and makes us rethink many of our assumptions. This comic explores aspects of gender and technology including discrimination faced by women in STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) education and careers. In this comic Sanitary Panels looks at how police and society react when women...

Feminist talk

Toxic Twitter: Amnesty International report on social media and online violence

Posted Mon 18 Jun 2018 - 09:21 | 3,895 views
Twitter, in particular, can be a powerful tool for women to make connections and express themselves - from high-level female politicians to journalists, activists, writers and bloggers, to women who simply want to know what’s happening around them. It is allegedly the space where ‘every voice has the power to impact the world’. But as revealed by the report by Amnesty International, Twitter is...

Publication

[DECLARATION] Decolonising the internet: Second International Cyberfeminist Meeting

Posted Tue 15 May 2018 - 12:27 | 3,449 views
Digital technologies, with their diversity of tools and devices, their opportunities and risks, represent key spaces for feminist, queer, LGBT* and anti-racist political action. Contrary to the decentralisation and democratisation promised by the internet, it is now largely owned by large social media corporations, technology and service companies. In view of the struggles for power and narrative...

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[COLUMN] COMIC: Male ego

Posted Wed 2 May 2018 - 11:32 | 2,258 views

Sanitary Panels is a comic that explores aspects of gender and technology including discrimination faced by women in STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) education and careers. Here is an ordinary scene at a coffee-shop.