Feminist Internet Research Network

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Sharing human and internet bandwidth of a community network in the middle of a pandemic

Posted Mon 13 Dec 2021 - 13:36 | 1,752 views

In Vale do Ribeira, São Paulo, Brazil, a group of ecological, quilombola farmer women, in partnership with two feminist organisations: APC and Sempreviva Organização Feminista (SOF), managed to deploy and operate their Wi-Fi mesh network. Bruna Zanolli highlights the importance of building trust, empathy and feminist guidelines in the community so that their internet infrastructure could...

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#MeToo India: The limits of analysis

Posted Tue 6 Jul 2021 - 16:17 | 2,184 views

In this paper, researcher Nayantara Ranganathan analyses tweets with the hashtag #metooindia, and examines the possibilities, limits and contradictions of studying a movement through a dataset of tweets centred around a phrase.

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Platforms, Power, and Politics: Perspectives from Domestic and Care Work in India

Posted Thu 1 Jul 2021 - 22:53 | 1,239 views
In this final report, CIS India shares the findings and recommendations of a 2-year research project studying the entry of digital platforms in the domestic and care work in India, as part of the Feminist Internet Research Network.

Publication

Feminist Internet Research Network (FIRN) - Second convening report (summary)

Posted Tue 16 Feb 2021 - 17:19 | 898 views
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Publication

Alternate realities, alternate internets: African feminist research for a feminist internet

Posted Wed 19 Aug 2020 - 17:21 | 1,823 views
Discriminatory gendered practices in the physical world are similarly reproduced online across digital platforms. This report by Pollicy.org presents research into the online lived experiences of women in five countries across Africa.
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Policy reform: Working towards feminist transformation and change

Posted Tue 21 Jul 2020 - 16:06 | 2,712 views

The Feminist Internet Research Network intentionally seeks to go beyond research to impact on policy and advocacy. But what should be a feminist approach to policy shifts, specifically coming from the global South?