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Take away personal dynamics, be anonymous

Posted Wed 25 Apr 2012 - 20:50 | 4,554 views
Who said we should write things in our own names? It makes it personal. Today there was a debate at AWID Forum about a letter that was distributed criticising the exclusion of a certain discourse in the MENA region, and a point that was used to attack the letter was that it was not signed, you can't identify the authors of the letter, and no one "to take responsibility" for its content.

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Liberation Inc. – more reflections from the AWID Forum

Posted Sun 22 Apr 2012 - 13:02 | 4,655 views
I spent a full day yesterday focusing on the intersection of feminism, activism, and Information Communication Technologies (ICTs). And I kept running into the same women (the feminist Twitterati?). And these women were mostly already known to me from my own work on the issue. This worries me a little bit. Could it be that there are so few feminist / female Techies in the world that we all know...

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Advocating for a Revolutionary Consciousness

Posted Sat 21 Apr 2012 - 22:44 | 3,947 views
First day I got my tag-name as other 2500 women, LGBT & Queer, sex workers and so many others that have their own multiple identities. Some of these identities are loved more than others, some have been discontinued, and some others are still to come. So the tag-name printed out my official-registered-passport-identity: name, last name and country. I looked at it and I did not...

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What's happening with the queers?

Posted Sat 21 Apr 2012 - 08:37 | 3,828 views
The lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, asexual and queer (LGBTIAQ) movement tends to get caught up in trying to name itself. And often gets stuck there.

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Last Rescue in Siam: A comedy about anti-trafficking raids in Thailand

Posted Fri 20 Apr 2012 - 15:58 | 5,339 views
Empower Foundation of Thailand has creatively used art and media to promote the rights of sex workers for over 20 years. Empower has collaborated with artists to bring their messages to people in Thailand, in cartoons, in nearly life-size papier mache dolls that are more well traveled than the sex workers they represent, and in their own books. But these have been primarily for audiences in...

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Thinking about gender and technology

Posted Fri 20 Apr 2012 - 06:43 | 8,229 views
In South Africa a video recently went viral in which a young woman is gang-raped. This video has re-ignited discussions around gender-based violence within the country, many of these discussions have taken place on social media platforms such as Twitter.

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Filtered by the state, inspired by Gita Sen

Posted Thu 19 Apr 2012 - 23:00 | 5,172 views
Today Gita Sen said “we are in a fierce vicious unequal new economic world where battlegrounds are many” and a few hours later in the session on “Commodification of knowledge: how increasing access and availability of the internet had transformed the way knowledge is produced and shared” a participant made us notice that “We were being watched." And it's true behind the gorgeous beauty of...

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Anonymize yourself: digital security and feminist practice of technology

Posted Thu 19 Apr 2012 - 21:54 | 6,360 views
As the day passed I saw myself surrendering to the fact that there is nothing good in the laziness of a routine that prevent us from thinking about technological abuse that we as women activists can suffer and make the other suffering. When on the 18 we had the feminist tech exchange I understood that I need, I have to anonymize myself.
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WHY IS THE INTERNET FEMINIST ISSUE?

Posted Sun 15 Apr 2012 - 20:47 | 9,023 views
The women's programme of world’s oldest progressive internet network outlines its priority issues for the 12th AWID International Forum on Women’s Rights in Development that will gather over 2000 women’s rights activists from around the world from April 19 to 22, 2012 in Istanbul, Turkey.

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APC at the 12th AWID International Forum

Posted Wed 4 Apr 2012 - 21:27 | 8,915 views
APC members and staff will be participating at the 12th AWID International Forum on Women’s Rights in Development in Istanbul, Turkey from 19-22 April 2012. The theme of the 12th AWID Forum is “Transforming Economic Power to Advance Women’s Rights and Justice”, and APC Women's Networking Support Programme will be hosting a number of workshops as well as a pre-events on the feminist practices...