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Review

Design Justice: Community-Led Practices to Build the Worlds We Need

Posted Tue 8 Dec 2020 - 16:49 | 1,980 views

Design justice advocates for processes of design that do not extract or appropriate the knowledge of users but build systems and software that are of use to them, rather than to companies and designers themselves. In this review of the book on design justice by Sasha Costanza-Chock, there is a call to subvert and upend the process of designing and to make it about justice rather than...

Hands of different colors laced together

Feminist talk

The digital rights movement needs to be deliberately inclusive

Posted Mon 24 Aug 2020 - 04:00 | 3,205 views

The digital rights movement needs to become deliberately and intentionally inclusive. We need to actively engage with how technologies and the internet are racist, as well as how they perpetuate other oppressions through silence.  

Illustration with colored faces of women from different origins

Feminist talk

Who is your global South feminism serving?

Posted Thu 20 Aug 2020 - 14:38 | 5,445 views

In this article, the Zimbabwean feminist researcher and writer Fungai Machirori challenges the idea of "the global South" as a homogenous space.

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Gender and the virtual workplace during COVID-19

Posted Fri 14 Aug 2020 - 14:08 | 4,270 views

How does working online change and challenge gender dynamics at the workplace? Here we learn more through the experience of a barrister about how some of the changes brought about by COVID-19 could potentially be liberating and eventually change the workplace to make it better for women.

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Feminist talk

Finding the Pleasure Point in Internet Policy Spaces

Posted Thu 27 Jun 2019 - 14:04 | 4,099 views

For some of us pleasure in our work is possible, even if it is to find the breaking and bending points in the institutions of policy and law. But even though political and particularly feminist frameworks make space for pleasure, where is the space for that in legal or policy language at the international or national level?

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Gender and community networks: Researching social and gender impact

Posted Wed 29 Aug 2018 - 11:41 | 2,492 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 | 2,936 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...

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

Posted Wed 1 Aug 2018 - 12:58 | 4,199 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 | 3,059 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.

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

Posted Wed 4 Jul 2018 - 12:32 | 3,850 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...