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Emma Watson, trolls and a feminist internet

Posted Thu 25 Sep 2014 - 19:41 | 13,776 views
Within days of her highly visible and publicised speech, Emma Watson became the subject and target of violence. The threat and reality of using women’s sexualised bodies as weapons to humiliate, shut them up or blackmail them into submission is an increasingly prevalent expression of violence against women online. Jac sm Kee, APC´s Women´s Rights Programme manager shares her insight on the...
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Why do the Feminist Principles of the Internet matter?

Posted Thu 25 Sep 2014 - 17:09 | 5,977 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. The Gender Dynamic Coalition launched the Feminist Principles of the Internet at the end of the session, making the document officially public. Here is an analysis on why those principles matter.

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(Re)govern and (Re)imagine a feminist internet: Sex, rights and internet governance at the IGF 2014

Posted Tue 23 Sep 2014 - 13:01 | 4,746 views
This year has seen major debates and developments in the internet sphere. The Snowden revelations have brought to the attention of the public problematic issues regarding surveillance and privacy online. In addition, the presence of the IGF this year in Turkey also directed the attention of internet stakeholders to the internet censorship practice in this country and in other nations.

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Never mind the nipples: Sex, gender and social media

Posted Tue 16 Sep 2014 - 13:26 | 5,222 views
This article is based on the speech given by Bishakha Datta at the Disco-Tech event organised by APC that took place at the 2014 Internet Governance Forum in Turkey.

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Hands off my internet! Abortion stigmas - accessing and controlling information on reproductive rights

Posted Mon 15 Sep 2014 - 20:11 | 3,813 views
The internet provides a vital space for women and girls to access information about sexual and reproductive health and services, including information about abortion. Yet both governments and corporations censor that information – but you can be part of the conversation that helps break down the boundaries to this important health information.

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How crucial is anonymity for sexual exploration and promoting sexual rights activism

Posted Mon 15 Sep 2014 - 12:20 | 5,802 views
While the debate around anonymity rarely gets seen from a feminist angle, women go through this feeling of being watched online and offline every day of their lives. It happens so often and so persistently that it has increasingly become synonymous to the experience of being a woman. It is no wonder then that the Feminists Principles of the Internet vocally advocate that “It is our inalienable...

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International Women's Media Foundation website hacked

Posted Mon 15 Sep 2014 - 11:49 | 2,666 views
The website of the International Women's Media Foundation (IWMF) suffered a complex brute-force attack last Friday, Sept 5. The website that features the work of the IWMF and promotes the empowerment of women journalists worldwide, was defaced and most of its original content destroyed.

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#WhatAreYouDoingAboutVAW campaign: Social media accountability

Posted Fri 12 Sep 2014 - 16:41 | 5,107 views
On 21 July, Take Back the Tech! began a campaign demanding to know what Facebook, Twitter and YouTube are doing about violence against women on their sites. Our primary goal is to get them to take a clear stand on violence against women in their terms of service and engage with diverse civil society to find solutions for safer platforms

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Why do the Feminist Principles of the Internet matter?

Posted Fri 12 Sep 2014 - 16:40 | 3,901 views
The internet is believed to be an open space for everyone to express themselves freely. So why do we need a set of principles to "govern" us?

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

Posted Fri 12 Sep 2014 - 16:38 | 5,549 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.