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Sanitary Panels on sexual harassment

Posted Tue 16 Oct 2018 - 03:57 | 4,225 views

In the wake of recent accusations of rampant sexual harassment at the workplace in various industries in India - including journalism, advertising, academia, development and many others - Sanitary Panels explores what patriarchy has huge tolerance for. [comic]

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Mentoring women in technology: Laying out the landscape

Posted Mon 8 Oct 2018 - 08:03 | 3,742 views

Equity in digital access in Africa is far from being a reality. There is also paucity of women in technology related careers and more broadly in STEM. In this column, Nodumo Dhlamini will explore the necessity for mentoring of women to make them confident users and implementers of ICT tools and solutions.

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Feminist talk

Gendered Reality Traps: How "Objective" Machine Learning Contributes to Intersectional Exploitation

Posted Tue 2 Oct 2018 - 12:20 | 5,878 views

Is technology neutral or is coding political? In this article Smarika Kumar explores how algorithms work in the real world, and how they are a reflection of existing biases and forms of exclusion and discrimination in society.

Feminist talk

[STATEMENT] APC condemns violence against Palestinians and demands protection of human rights for all

Posted Thu 19 Oct 2023 - 09:50 | 43 views

APC condemns the violent attacks targeting Palestinian territories, and stands with all the citizens of Palestine who have been experiencing settler colonialism, genocide, structural violence and grave human rights violations, today and throughout the last 75 years.

Feminist talk

Cybercrime Policy to Censor Dissent in Nicaragua

Posted Mon 26 Jun 2023 - 01:22 | 77 views

Nicaraguas’ Cybercrime Special Law, passed under the argument of being the first national instrument to protect women’s and children’s integrity online, is being enforced to silence dissenting voices. This article illustrates how the Ortega-Murillo regime has instrumentalised this bill to curtail freedom of expression, criminalise human rights defenders and silence feminist activists in the…

Publication

Statements Condemning Uganda's Anti-Homosexuality Act

Posted Wed 5 Apr 2023 - 02:47 | 233 views

In March 2023, the Ugandan Parliament passed a bill criminalising LGBTQIA+ identities in the country. Human rights organisations around the world condemn the move, calling it a violation of multiple fundamental human rights.

Feminist talk

The identity predicament: a story about statelessness and the fight for denied rights

Posted Thu 15 Jul 2021 - 16:27 | 2,369 views

The system of integrated biometric database in Kenya, Huduma Namba, exposes multilayered challenges of statelessness, loss of basic human rights and availing government services. Through conversations with Mariam, a Nubian woman, we learn about the tedious and extremely long waiting period to obtain an ID card, without which people from ethnic minorities are not counted as citizens, and are…

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In depth

Internet Freedom is Not Enough - Cyberfeminists Are Fighting For a New Reality

Posted Wed 4 Dec 2019 - 08:44 | 14,280 views

Today, feminist activists are claiming that digital rights are human rights, too. This article talks about how cyberfeminists, especially from the global South, are going deeper into making digital rights a reality for women, LBT individuals, non-English speaking people in the global South.

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Internet control points as LGBT rights mediation

Posted Mon 2 May 2016 - 12:50 | 6,898 views
Conflicts over lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) rights, similar to other social struggles, are increasingly materializing within technical functions of Internet governance and architecture rather than at the surface level of content.

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The Right to Privacy in Lebanon - Stakeholder Report for the Universal Periodic Review 23rd Session

Posted Mon 22 Jun 2015 - 15:46 | 7,361 views
This stakeholder report is a submission by Privacy International, Social Media Exchange and the Association for Progressive Communications. Together PI, SMEX and APC wish to bring their concerns about the protection and promotion of the right to privacy in Lebanon before the Human Rights Council for consideration in Lebanon’s upcoming review.