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IGF 2014: From Istanbul with love or “honey trap”?

Posted Fri 12 Sep 2014 - 17:38 | 5,705 views
Looking for love online can be exhilirating and fun. But for LGBTIQ relationships, there is a need for safe, unpoliced spaces to allow for personal and political growth. Kamel Manaf explores how sex and internet activism link and overlap.

9th IGF: Feminist talks scale over the walls of internet governance

Posted Fri 12 Sep 2014 - 17:34 | 4,718 views
On 2-5 September 2014, over 2,400 activists, academics, businesspeople and government representatives from 144 countries actively participated in policy dialogue on issues of internet governance at the ninth annual Internet Governance Forum, held in Istanbul, Turkey. This edition of our newsletter offers snapshots of these debates and features observations and reflections from feminist and queer...

Publication

Tackling gender-based violence with technology - Case studies of mobile and internet technology interventions in developing contexts

Posted Fri 12 Sep 2014 - 14:24 | 6,264 views
Gender-based and violence against women are often used interchangeably, because most violence is perpetrated by men against women. For the purposes of this paper, we use gender-based violence (GBV). While the majority of organisations featured in this report are primarily focused on tackling violence against women, although some have also provided support and advice to a minority of male...

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9th Internet Governance Forum: Gender and sexuality online

Posted Thu 11 Sep 2014 - 14:49 | 4,442 views
There were several sessions and side meetings at the 9th Internet Governance Forum (IGF). Out of those, there were only a few on gender and sexuality, and this post is about the ones I had the privilege to attend. On September 1st, before the IGF officially started, the Association For Progresssive Communications (APC), organized a day-long pre-event meeting on Sex, Rights, and Internet...

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Nairobi: Policy consultation workshop on technology-related violence against women

Posted Tue 9 Sep 2014 - 16:09 | 2,069 views
Women leaders are expressing concerns over the skyrocketing cases of sexual and gender based violence (SGBV) globally. The women leaders who congregated at a Nairobi hotel for a two-day policy consultation workshop, also decried what they called ballooning cases of technology-related violence against women.

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Women's rights at the 2014 IGF

Posted Mon 8 Sep 2014 - 22:09 | 5,032 views
All sorts of members of the internet community got together for the 2014 Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in Istanbul from September 2-5. There were hundreds of workshops and meetings and side events, and even an entirely parallel Internet Ungovernance Forum, challenging the dominance of governments and corporations at the IGF.

DJS choice

DJ's CHOICE OF THE WEEK: Judith Butler explained with cats, internet famous, and good music

Posted Mon 8 Sep 2014 - 09:25 | 2,901 views
DJ's choice is a weekly section by GenderIT.org, exploring the depths of the web to provide you once a week with a top 5 of creative, interesting and informative pieces and resources on gender and ICTs. Delight yourself with this selection of “sparks”: Good readings, interesting links, videos, pictures, cool authors to point to, amazing tools, and much more. Send us interesting material to...

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DJ's CHOICE OF THE WEEK: Free speech and bullied women, bra protest, and Lego

Posted Wed 3 Sep 2014 - 20:42 | 2,761 views
_DJ's choice is a weekly section by GenderIT.org, exploring the depths of the web to provide you once a week with a top 5 of creative, interesting and informative pieces and resources on gender and ICTs. Delight yourself with this selection of “sparks”: Good readings, interesting links, videos, pictures, cool authors to point to, amazing tools, and much more. Send us interesting material to...

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Moderate progress in gender parity and inclusion at the IGF between 2012-2013

Posted Mon 1 Sep 2014 - 19:18 | 3,157 views
APC summarised the contents of the Gender Report Card sections of the workshop reports from the Internet Governance Forum of 2012 in Azerbaijan, and the 2013 IGF in Indonesia.

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Impacting global advocacy on tech-related violence against women through regional IGFs

Posted Fri 29 Aug 2014 - 17:08 | 2,807 views
Partners of the “End Violence: Women’s rights and safety online” project have participated in three regional internet governance forums (Africa IGF, Asia Pacific IGF, LAC IGF). We interviewed our members who attended and the impact their participation had on tech-related violence against women.