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Community networks and feminist infrastructure: reclaiming local knowledge and technologies beyond connectivity solutions

Posted Mon 4 Nov 2019 - 08:10 | 7,817 views

What is feminist infrastructure? Our lives are determined now by technology and especially data and surveillance. How can we undermine the existing technological hegemony and rebuild infrastructures that accommodate different realities and needs through community networks?

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Sonia Corrêa on “Gender Ideology” for 2019 CREA Conference

Posted Tue 7 May 2019 - 02:26 | 6,019 views

An incisive and global analysis of anti-gender politics or gender ideology which Sonia Correa describes as a hydra that has different faces and coalesces into various coalitions in various contexts in Latin America, Europe and north America.

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Feminist Sparks of Reflection About Digital Forensics

Posted Mon 26 Jun 2023 - 01:46 | 346 views

The international forensic community still fails to develop tools and techniques to address women’s needs. Carl, from Marialab, explores how feminist activists in Brazil are working on frameworks for teaching and applying computer forensics in cases of gender-based violence online.

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Connecting reflections through a community network's experience in Brazil

Posted Thu 20 Oct 2022 - 04:47 | 1,567 views

Community networks in quilombolas from Terra Seca/Ribeirão Grande in Brazil have been helping households to connect to the internet while serving individual needs of residents. In the backdrop of the FIRN research exploring the same, the authors discuss how these community-led networks connect communities with technology.

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COVID-19 or the necropolitics of lockdown: Who cares about trans bodies?

Posted Mon 3 Aug 2020 - 17:00 | 9,951 views

Kira Xonorika exposes the absence of public policies for trans people in Paraguay during the lockdown by COVID-19 and denounces the serious social consequences of corporeal colonialism that pathologises gender diversity.

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Argentina: Strategic use of ICT as a response to violence against women

Posted Wed 28 Jul 2010 - 09:37 | 16,559 views
Although violence against women through information and communication technologies is not yet a matter of public discussion in Argentina, the problem affects the lives of women and girls. A workshop held in Buenos Aires by APC WNSP to guide women in the strategic use of ICTs to combat violence resulted in some interesting initiatives. Concern regarding the irregular use made of cell phones, the…

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Argentina: Violence against Women and Information Communication Technologies

Posted Tue 1 Jun 2010 - 23:38 | 10,413 views
Cristina Peralta examines the situation in Argentina, where few cases of VAW using ICTs have been denounced. One study found that a small percentage of young girls had been contacted by unknown people via chat or Facebook before disappearing. Cell phones are also used for controlling women's mobility and have become one of the first artifacts to be destroyed by the partner during violent…

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Brazil: Violence against Women and Information Communication Technologies

Posted Tue 1 Jun 2010 - 23:38 | 9,329 views
In this paper, Ingrid Leao, Thais Lapa and Tamara Amoroso discuss violence against women in the media, with advertisement and TV show examples. It also looks at civil society expectations for the first National Conference on Communications, to be held in December 2009. It examines the use of social networks like Orkut and Twitter; denouncements of VAW practices, such as cyber-bullying of teenage…

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Colombia: Violence against Women and Information Communication Technologies

Posted Tue 1 Jun 2010 - 23:38 | 9,413 views
Lucy Niño and Lida Nuñez look at how the Colombian government has paid special attention to ICT policies, offering ICT literacy programmes and ICT inclusion in marginalised areas, while at the same time ICTs are used to promote prostitution and pornography produced in the country via the internet and cellphones. Government has produced a campaign to foster a “healthy use” of internet and to…

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The reality of virtual reality: the internet’s impact within gender equality advocacy communities in Latin America

Posted Tue 1 Jun 2010 - 23:26 | 3,895 views
"ICT can impede inclusion and participation if users do not pay attention to its effects on communities and the structures of organizations themselves. Deliberate and thoughtful engagement with the technology is essential". This is one of the assumptions presented in this study, where the author analises the potential of ICT to foster democratic relations and effective strategies within civil…