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Feminism online in West and Central Africa: Identities and digital colonisation

Posted Tue 31 May 2016 - 14:52 | 6,672 views
This article examines the challenges that women's rights and sexual rights activists face in online feminist organising and participation in internet governance decision-making processes in West and Central Africa. It focuses particularly on linguistic barriers, and the expression of sexual or gender non-conforming identities in a context of digital colonisation in the sub-region.
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[EDITORIAL] Feminist Principles of the Internet: Two years later

Posted Tue 31 May 2016 - 12:36 | 5,299 views
Two years after the initial birth of the Feminist Principles of the Internet, Dhyta helps us frame this edition where we see how feminists put the principles into practice in their own contexts. “As an evolving document, we need to constantly revisit it to make sure that it stays relevant, or else we should clarify, revise or even change it in accordance with the new circumstances and our needs...

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Women actively join internet governance discussions

Posted Wed 4 Nov 2015 - 00:22 | 2,956 views
Little by little, the number of women participating in the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) has increased significantly, and their presence in panels and workshops and as participants has brought new insights into the discussion of the different matters that are key in IGF debates.

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Claiming governance spaces: from Gender and Internet Governance Exchange to Africa Internet Governance Forum

Posted Mon 26 Oct 2015 - 14:20 | 3,231 views
The Association for Progressive Communications' Caroline Tagny interviewed Chenai Chair, a participant of the Africa Gender and Internet Governance Exchange, on her experience.

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Exchange moment

Posted Mon 7 Sep 2015 - 10:26 | 2,005 views
It all started a couple of weeks ago when the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) invited me to apply for participation in an exchange with women’s rights, internet rights and sexual rights activists to discuss, exchange and build awareness and understanding of the relationship between gender, women’s rights and internet governance. I had not realized that at end of it, I would not...

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‘Governing’ my internet

Posted Fri 4 Sep 2015 - 08:47 | 2,134 views
I never thought the internet to be knotty. That all I needed was my device of choice, an internet service provider and voila! Get my connection, click, click, click, open up a page, browse through it, close tab, open another, like an update, favorite a tweet, laugh at some memes and move on to the next tab.

Nothing is ever that easy.

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Internet governance in Africa - #AfriSIG2015 #GIGxAfrica #IGF2015

Posted Thu 3 Sep 2015 - 17:45 | 1,983 views
In order to strengthen internet governance in Africa, the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) is organising a series of events to take place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, during September 2015. Follow them here.

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Barriers to women’s participation on the internet evolve with increased ‘access’

Posted Thu 3 Sep 2015 - 16:56 | 10,414 views
In the opening session at this year’s Gender and Internet Governance eXchange (gigXAfrica), participants highlighted some key questions they had that they hoped would be answered during the exchange. One participant innocently asked: if the internet is free for all, how are women really marginalized in that space? This is my attempt at a calm response to this question that I am slowly realising...

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The digital age: A feminist future for the queer African woman

Posted Wed 26 Aug 2015 - 12:22 | 2,423 views
Tiffany Kagure Mugo and Nyx McLean recently published an article in The IDS Bulletin, The Digital Age: A Feminist Future for the Queer African Woman. The article draws attention to digital communities and how they afford the queer African woman the space to express her lived experience.

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ICTs for Feminist Movement Building: Activist Toolkit

Posted Thu 13 Aug 2015 - 14:30 | 3,026 views
This toolkit aims to assist activists to think through their communication strategies in a way that supports movement building. It offers a practical guide to writing a communication strategy and reviews a number of tools (ICTs) and technology-related campaigns which can be used in organising work.