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Policy recommendations from FIRN research

Posted Thu 24 Aug 2023 - 05:10 | 213 views

In this piece, as a way of forward looking and forging a radical possibilities, FIRN team has compiled evidence based research recommendations for multiple stakeholders in this field to recognise, address, and prevent online gender based violence across our communities. We also invite these stakeholders to reimagine and reconstruct an internet that is a safe place for all people, especially…

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Examining the Digital Exclusion of Women and Online Gender-Based Violence in Sudan

Posted Thu 24 Aug 2023 - 05:05 | 344 views

Through the article, two feminist researchers from Sudan show us the ways in which online and offline experiences of violence are connected. The research investigates varied aspects of patriarchal control that forbids women’s access to technological devices and free usage of it. At the same time, they trace the impact of complicated political and social dynamics including economic sanctions…

Global attention to Technology-Facilitated Gender-Based Violence (TFGBV): Feminist Perspectives

Posted Thu 24 Aug 2023 - 04:31 | 467 views

This edition focuses on research done by researchers part of the Feminist Internet Research Network (FIRN) that attempts to understand Online Gender Based Violence (OGBV) in an expansive way by showcasing interconnections of technology facilitated violence with different countries' structural inequalities and violence, nationalism, hetero-patriarchal social and political values, homophobia,…

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ALL OF A SUDDEN: Research on Digital Violence against LGBTQIA+ communities in Türkiye

Posted Thu 24 Aug 2023 - 01:36 | 124 views

The piece written by Damla Umut Uzun explores the research on digital violence against LGBTQIA+ users in Turkiye. By sharing experiences of violence, their trajectory online, the piece aims to understand the dynamics of online gender-based violence for this understudied community within the country where there is scarce protection with a lot of political driven hate against them.

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The Left Out Project: The case for an online gender-based violence framework inclusive of transgender, non-binary and gender-diverse experiences

Posted Thu 24 Aug 2023 - 01:18 | 252 views

This piece articulates the need for a deeper understanding of online violence to ensure that experiences of TNBGD people can be included and addressed. The research also nudges digital feminist activists, researchers, and advocates to intentionally design the work inclusive of LGBTQIA+ communities, and extend the idea of online violence to understand what happens within the LGBTQIA+ community…

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Are we there yet? Online freedom of association and freedom of expression for women in the DRC

Posted Mon 17 Apr 2023 - 04:22 | 435 views

The women of Democratic Republic of Congo have been part of shaping the civic spaces for years, leading to the freedom of the country to now highlighting major rights-based issues. But in doing so, their voices have not only been silenced by age old patriarchal systems, but they have also been subjected to online violence that stifles their constitutionally protected right to freedom of…

Publication

[Research] Brazilian feminist responses to online hate speech: Seeing online violence through an intersectional lens

Posted Tue 22 Nov 2022 - 03:12 | 409 views

This paper looks at current struggles and transformations on the meanings of online violence in Brazil. It interrogates how feminist research and interventions in digital technologies with regards to online violence against LGTQIA+ in the contemporary political scenario. Responses to online hate speech as political violence shed new light on the intersections of gender, race, sexuality and…

Feminist talk

How Platform Design Shapes Working Conditions in India: A Case Study Of Urban Company

Posted Tue 15 Nov 2022 - 04:56 | 1,315 views

Conversations about service delivery apps are usually centred around how customers experience these apps, but rarely do these discussions explore and examine the conditions service providers work in. The study by The Centre for Internet & Society analyses one platform, Urban Company, in India for its treatment of domestic workers who register on the app to provide services on the company's…

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Connecting reflections through a community network's experience in Brazil

Posted Thu 20 Oct 2022 - 04:47 | 1,578 views

Community networks in quilombolas from Terra Seca/Ribeirão Grande in Brazil have been helping households to connect to the internet while serving individual needs of residents. In the backdrop of the FIRN research exploring the same, the authors discuss how these community-led networks connect communities with technology.

Research

White paper on feminist internet research

Posted Thu 13 Oct 2022 - 06:46 | 677 views

As part of the Feminist Internet Research Network (FIRN) project, supported by the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), this white paper aims to assess feminist internet research in relation to internet governance and policy, with a particular focus on scholarship in the global South.