internet governance

Cover of Issue paper on Due diligence and accountability for online violence against women

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Due diligence and accountability for online violence against women

Posted Tue 21 Nov 2017 - 08:21 | 72 views
This paper explores what online violence against women is; what can be done to stem and ultimately eliminate it; and whose responsibility it is to do so. It does this by building upon the issues identified in two research projects, namely the research on state accountability to eliminate violence against women by the Due Diligence Project (DDP) and the research on corporate and state remedies for...
Illustration by Sylvia Karpagam

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Submissions to TO United Nations SPECIAL RAPPORTEUR: ONLINE VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN

Posted Tue 26 Jun 2018 - 12:07 | 183 views
Here is a compilation of the submissions from different countries including Democratic Republic of Congo, Malaysia, Pakistan, and Bosnia-Herzegovina to the Special Rapporteur for Violence Against Women on online violence against women.

Feminist talk

What do women’s rights have to do with the SDGs and the Internet?

Posted Tue 1 Aug 2017 - 05:31 | 2,187 views
The sustainable development goals explicitly mention gender equality, yet how will this be achieved and how is this linked to the potentially transformative role that ICTs could play. If the SDGs are going to use ICTs as a vehicle to achieve the goals then we need to use an intersectional and multi-pronged approach to ensure that women, girls and other marginalized groups are not left behind.

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The internet of Things: smart devices, quantified self, dolls and vibrators

Posted Thu 27 Apr 2017 - 10:28 | 2,569 views
If an object has a chip, it becomes smart, and by extension our houses become smarter - and so do our cities, hospitals, toys, phones. But what about the inventors, the creators, the owners, the users of all these smart and tiny things - are we becoming smarter? Reflecting on sessions in Rights Con 2017 in Brussels, Vale examines the ways in which the internet of things can lead to invasive...

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Internet Governance Forum 2015: Learnings from the gender report cards

Posted Thu 1 Dec 2016 - 17:53 | 3,874 views
In IGF 2015 gender report cards were completed for a total of 107 workshops – more than double the 51 regional workshops reported on in 2015. A summary and analysis of the discussion and comments are included here.

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Curfew on Solidarities: Interviews with Kashmiri activists on censorship and lockdown

Posted Fri 2 Sep 2016 - 14:55 | 4,384 views
Social media is both the space for building a new language to speak about Kashmir in terms of occupation, resistance, settler colonialism or separatist movements, and it also is a technology of control for the Indian government. Banning certain websites and people and blocking the internet for periods extending to weeks is seen as completely acceptable ways of dealing with the "Kashmir crisis".

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Internet control points as LGBT rights mediation

Posted Mon 2 May 2016 - 17:50 | 3,782 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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IGF 2015 Best Practice Forum: Online Abuse and Gender-Based Violence Against Women Report

Posted Tue 12 Jan 2016 - 17:17 | 3,905 views
The 2015 IGF Best Practice Forum (BPF) on Online Abuse and Gender-Based Violence Against Women used an open and inclusive process to gather a broad variety of views and inputs on this multidimensional problem over nine months. As a result of this community-driven process, the BPF’s draft findings reflect a rich diversity of responses from various stakeholders and regions regarding the issue.

Locating gender at the Internet Governance Forum 2015

Posted Tue 22 Dec 2015 - 13:38 | 9,438 views
For nine years, feminist activists struggled to bring gender issues out of the peripheries at the Internet Governance Forum (IGF). The 2015 IGF which took place in Joao Pessoa, Brazil, proved that the link between gender and internet governance is being more and more recognised. Women accounted for 38% of onsite participants. Gender, women's and sexual rights was mentioned in at least 15...

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Diversity, gender, and rights: All videos from IGF 2015 in one place

Posted Wed 16 Dec 2015 - 17:34 | 4,172 views
Flavia Fascendini put together the videos from all discussions at the IGF 2015 which concerned gender issues, women's and sexual rights, bringing forward the Feminist Principles of the Internet.