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Good women, girls and HIV: Morality over health at the Commission on the Status of Women

Posted Thu 3 Apr 2014 - 22:36 | 4,975 views
Every March, the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) meets at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City. This year’s theme was the Millennium Development Goals, because a new development framework is being worked out beyond 2015. In addition to the events about technology, this year’s Commission on the Status of Women negotiated a resolution on HIV. Negotiating the resolution on Women...

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Copyright and the digital divide

Posted Thu 5 Jul 2012 - 12:17 | 4,400 views
It's day two of the 'Informal' Asia Europe Foundation meeting on human rights and ICTs, and we're split up into workshops to discuss recommendations that will go to the Foundation's ministerial meeting in November: I'm in the workshop on digital divide. While a lot of interesting ideas came up during the course of the day, the one which causes me most concern is the problem of knowledge that is...

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Take Back the Tech! But know the risks first

Posted Tue 13 Dec 2011 - 07:02 | 10,151 views
Like any tool, ICTs can be tremendously useful, but dangerous if you don't know what you're doing. This is doubly true for activists and women's rights defenders. Jennifer Radloff and Erika Smith speak to participants from one of our secure online communications for women human rights defenders workshops who share their own experiences with ICTs and what they've learned from the training.

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India: Government should get out of the way

Posted Fri 29 Jul 2011 - 14:17 | 5,303 views
The net has often been portrayed by the media in India as "being a lair of sexual predators". Grady looks at some of the contradictions between policy and practice that were revealed by the EROTICS research in India, which explored the ways that young women negotiate risks online as they strategically use the internet to explore, define and challenge boundaries of gender and sexual norms.

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USA: EROTICS responses to the Denver library - a fictional exchange on real foundations

Posted Wed 27 Jul 2011 - 16:04 | 8,601 views
Tapping the groundbreaking findings of the US EROTICS report that investigated the mandated internet filtering in publicly-funded libraries, Flavia Fascendini leads a fictional dialogue with the Denver Public Library FAQ on content regulation.

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Lebanon and USA: Where is the line for sex on the internet?

Posted Wed 22 Jun 2011 - 23:07 | 8,908 views
GenderIT.org contributor Mavic Cabrera-Balleza speaks with EroTICS researchers Melissa Hope Ditmore and Kevicha Echols as well as LGBT activist Nadine Moawad about the role of the internet in our sexual lives. They talk about the effect that filtering and censorship have on sexual expression and access to information, particularly for youth and LGBT persons.

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Day 7 | 1 Dec - World AIDS Day | Sex & the internet - Defend our right to information!

Posted Wed 1 Dec 2010 - 01:56 | 3,942 views
Sonia Randhawa takes a look at how search engines respond to clitoral pleasure, for the seventh daily action for Take Back the Tech!

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Reflecting on language and power

Posted Wed 15 Sep 2010 - 06:57 | 6,149 views
Looks at how power is played out in the language and terminology used in the IGF discussions, even when the theme of the discussion is "Internet governance and human rights: strategies and collaboration for empowerment".