feminism

Three key issues for a feminist internet: Access, agency and movements

Posted Mon 23 May 2016 - 16:49 | 11,376 views
The Feminist Principles of the Internet arose from the first Imagine a Feminist Internet meeting in 2014 in Malaysia. The meeting brought together 52 women's rights, sexual rights and internet rights activists from six continents to discuss one question: "As feminists, what kind of internet do we want, and what will it take for us to achieve it?" The principles cover the topics of access, agency...

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The Do-It-Yourself Feminist Internet: Cyber feminist actions from Latin America

Posted Thu 19 May 2016 - 13:19 | 8,505 views
Informed by resistance, dissident identities, intersectional approaches, issues of sexuality and universal access to the internet, we seek a collective answer to the question: Is a feminist internet possible? This reflection is a joint undertaking with Latin American women activists advocating freer and more equitable technologies and working to saturate the net with feminist content and...

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Deep Lab creative inquiry: Interview with Addie Wagenknecht

Posted Thu 3 Dec 2015 - 09:45 | 4,561 views
Recently, Addie Wagenknecht, the Frank-Ratchye STUDIO for Creative Inquire Fellow, organised a congress of cyberfeminist researchers to examine how themes of privacy, security, surveillance, anonymity, and large-scale data aggregation are problematised in the arts, culture and society. In the following interview, Lamia Kosovic speaks to Addie about Deep Lab's initial research, the congress,...

DJS choice

Transhumanist technology, gender bias and feminist bosses

Posted Tue 15 Sep 2015 - 12:06 | 3,656 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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ICTs for Feminist Movement Building: Activist Toolkit

Posted Thu 13 Aug 2015 - 15:30 | 4,537 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.

Pulling apart the patriarchy: Edition in commemoration of Heike Jensen

Posted Wed 17 Jun 2015 - 18:49 | 6,945 views
News of Heike Jensen’s death from cancer, on 3 February 2014, reached internet governance academic and civil society networks a year later. As Marianne Franklin, friend and colleague from GigaNet, puts it: “The networks and the hands-on work in which Heike engaged are cross-border, cross-sector and interdisciplinary by nature and predilection. This is why news of her death has been a ripple of...

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A legacy on how gender is built into the way we discuss and use technology

Posted Wed 17 Jun 2015 - 16:27 | 10,545 views
In this article, GenderIT.org talks with Anita Gurumurthy from IT For Change about gender and privacy. Anita worked with Heike in the Gender and Citizenship in the Information Society research programme.
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Rendering the invisible visible: In memory of Dr Heike Jensen

Posted Tue 16 Jun 2015 - 16:00 | 8,167 views
Despite Heike's pessimism about the internet as it is today and the ways in which it is developing, there is a deep-seated optimism about Heike's work. She recognised that patriarchy is oppressive not just to women, but to the majority of men as well, whether due to their poverty, the colour of their skin or their sexuality. By taking apart the structures of patriarchy, uncovering the power...

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Whose internet is it indeed! Internet governance feminism as political praxis

Posted Tue 16 Jun 2015 - 15:36 | 6,074 views
These reflections follow on from a personal recollection of Heike Jensen on the Global Internet Governance Academic Network blog. Here, Marianne Franklin focuses on one of Heike's later publications, a chapter for the 2013 edition of the Global Information Society Watch entitled “Whose internet is it anyway? Shaping the internet – feminist voices in governance decision making”.

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A conversation with the team of women behind the “dragon animal spirit” website

Posted Wed 3 Jun 2015 - 14:42 | 6,599 views
GenderIT.org has a vibrant new face, and the people responsible for this renovated look and feel are the women who make up our website development team: visual designer Ezrena Marwan, and developers Liz Probert, Sam Marx and Sarah Escandor Tomas. All of them are women's rights activists deeply committed to developing technology to meet women’s needs. Learn more about them through this...