gender and technology

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In depth

Observing a community network in the Philippines through a gendered lens

Posted Mon 7 Jan 2019 - 15:03 | 1,129 views

In this interview, Serene Lim dives deep into what are the gender implications of making a community network in a remote area of the Philippines - from tackling gender stereotypes to the distribution of labour of running a community network to the benefits of access for communities often overlooked by telecommunications companies.

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In depth

Not too young to run: Politics, gender and social media in Nigeria

Posted Thu 13 Dec 2018 - 11:05 | 817 views

Social media and technology is transforming democracy and particularly how voting takes place. In Nigeria a bill was proposed to lower the age of running for public office. Here are short interviews with candidates for public office and for the office of the President, including young women, and their take on Nigeria, representation of women, social meida and its role in politics and movements...

Voices and Views

TBTT Global Meet, Nepal: An illustrated journey with questionable accuracy/a love letter to the gathering

Posted Fri 7 Dec 2018 - 08:08 | 929 views

An illustrated journal and love letter to the feminists, hackers, women, gender-diverse, astrology-believers, radical nay-sayers, hikers, sleepers, vegans, beef-eaters, and everyone else who gathered in Nepal for the Take back the Tech and Feminist Tech Exchange camps in August 2018.

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Review

How internet shutdowns affect the lives of women in Manipur

Posted Thu 6 Dec 2018 - 10:49 | 958 views

What is the experience of living through frequent network shutdowns and bans on mobile internet in the context of Manipur, a region located northeast of India. This article reviews a report on shutdowns in the region, and explores the specific impacts on women, and more broadly on people living in a sensitive region. 

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Publication

Mapping Digital Landscapes of Trans Activism in Central Asia and Eastern Europe.

Posted Thu 8 Nov 2018 - 09:30 | 586 views
This report on Mapping Digital Landscapes of Trans Activism in Central Asia and Eastern Europe provides a regional overview of digital organizing by trans activists in Central Asia and Eastern Europe, emphasizing shared patterns of digital usage, barriers to free and safe use of the internet, and resistance strategies to homo/transphobic-motivated censorship, surveillance, and online attacks.
All sex work protest photos courtesy of Michael Cruz/Coyoteheaven Photography

In depth

The battle for sex worker's rights online: Proposed SESTA-FOSTA law in USA

Posted Tue 30 Oct 2018 - 10:34 | 637 views

A proposed new law in the United States of America would not only result in censorship of the internet and specifically message boards, but also will limit the possibilities of sex-workers to use the internet for their work, to build community and safe spaces online.

Feminist talk

[Review] Measuring the digital divide: Why we should be using a women-centered analysis

Posted Wed 4 Jul 2018 - 11:32 | 1,179 views

How do we measure the difference between access to the internet for men and women? It is without a doubt that such gender internet access gap indicators contribute to defining goals for international and country-level policies. But it is important for us to interrogate the role of indicators and measures in access related work and research. Nic Bidwell analyses the use of tools proposed to...

Publication

[DECLARATION] Decolonising the internet: Second International Cyberfeminist Meeting

Posted Tue 15 May 2018 - 11:27 | 1,360 views
Digital technologies, with their diversity of tools and devices, their opportunities and risks, represent key spaces for feminist, queer, LGBT* and anti-racist political action. Contrary to the decentralisation and democratisation promised by the internet, it is now largely owned by large social media corporations, technology and service companies. In view of the struggles for power and narrative...

Making a feminist internet: Building movements, remembering resistance, hacking security and care

Posted Fri 10 Nov 2017 - 14:08 | 3,389 views

From the cataclysmic and profoundly loud speaking out that took place spontaneously across varied contexts with #metoo to understanding, owning and building feminist infrastructure, there is a lot that we can do as feminist activists. In this edition we take a peek at the Making a Feminist Internet meeting in Malaysia that took place early October, 2017.

Editorial

Making a feminist internet: Movement building in a digital age

Posted Fri 10 Nov 2017 - 12:47 | 3,257 views

What does movement building look like in a digital age? Even as we are increasingly aware of and dependent on the internet for public engagement and mobilisation of ideas, have networked technologies significantly impacted on the characteristic and sustainability of movements?