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In depth

Use of social media in Manipur – Women lag behind in technological advancement

Posted Thu 21 Feb 2019 - 04:52 | 8,359 views

Access to the internet is finally a priority for companies and acknowledged as human right by governments. However the gender digital divide persists, and in this article we explore what uses women make of the internet in urban and rural parts of Manipur. Is this use limited to social media, what about the generation gap, and the rampant spread of election propaganda?

Street outside bank in Manipur during demonetisation and network shutdown 2016

Review

How internet shutdowns affect the lives of women in Manipur

Posted Thu 6 Dec 2018 - 04:49 | 5,534 views

What is the experience of living through frequent network shutdowns and bans on mobile internet in the context of Manipur, a region located northeast of India. This article reviews a report on shutdowns in the region, and explores the specific impacts on women, and more broadly on people living in a sensitive region. 

Art by Mike Licht

In depth

Inclusion, mobility and connection: diverse uses of mobile phones for women with disability

Posted Thu 25 Oct 2018 - 07:41 | 5,717 views

Can technology-based solutions improve the quality of life for people with disabilities? Srinidhi Raghavan interviews various women who talk about how mobile phone usage has benefitted them in terms of communication and social interaction, but also about their real concerns around privacy.

Feminist talk

"This attack has brought all human rights frameworks into question.” Experts speak about genocide and the internet in Gaza

Posted Fri 5 Jan 2024 - 17:48 | 47 views

On 11 December 2023, 7amleh, SMEX and APC hosted a webinar to commemorate Human Rights Day and to shed light on the ongoing violations by Israel that are affecting civil society organisations, the internet and communications infrastructure in Gaza and internet spaces in general. 

Feminist talk

Could Instagram’s Threads be a friendlier option for women than Twitter?

Posted Tue 22 Aug 2023 - 02:28 | 195 views

With the introduction of Threads by Meta, there's a need to question whether adding another social media platform to the list of online spaces contributes to the existing problems that women face on the internet, or is it a step in the right direction?

In depth

Feminist Principles of the Internet: Advocacy brief on Access

Posted Mon 9 Jan 2023 - 07:21 | 129 views

Feminist talk

Patriarchal Control As Hindrance To Digital Access for Women in Pakistan

Posted Mon 12 Dec 2022 - 03:47 | 1,158 views

Patriarchal restrictions on internet access lead to impacts that affect all aspects of women's lives in Pakistan. This familial control is not only detrimental to their economic and educational growth, but also is a threat to their safety and health. In this series of illustrations, Aniqa Haider sheds light on the impact of gender digital divide in Pakistan.

Feminist talk

Shattering Women’s Futures: Evidence Of Patriarchal Control Of The Cybersphere In Sri Lanka

Posted Mon 12 Dec 2022 - 03:10 | 1,453 views

Patriarchal control on digital access in Sri Lanka continues to keep women away from opportunities and connections, creating a sense of alienation amongst them. Zinara Rathnayake discusses how family restrictions on the ownership and usage of the internet and smartphones impact Sri Lankan women.

Feminist talk

In Conversation: Online Violence Bars Women and LGBTQI+ Folks' Access to the Internet in Myanmar

Posted Mon 12 Dec 2022 - 02:28 | 1,199 views

Sexism, misogyny and homophobia bars women and gender-diverse folks' access to the internet in Myanmar, leading to violence to continue to perpetuate without any repercussions for perpertrators. In this podcast, Nandar talks to a digital security expert about experiences of vulnerable people on the internet.

Feminist talk

Commodifying Yourself For Digital Access in Malaysia

Posted Mon 12 Dec 2022 - 02:06 | 1,190 views

A short comic on the anxieties of sharing yourself and your work online, and how one has to commodify all aspects of themselves online, which can open doors to unwanted risks and online hate.