internet rights

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Let's talk about the past to understand the internet of the present

Posted Thu 10 Dec 2015 - 16:27 | 4,792 views
The internet is all about the future and the next big thing and gosh, I'm so bored of that. Let's talk about the past in order to understand the internet of the present and its fights over rights.

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Internet rights are human rights: Reflections from workshops in the DRC and Kenya on violence against women

Posted Tue 13 Oct 2015 - 12:30 | 3,462 views
I've had the privilege, this past year, to travel to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Kenya to facilitate workshops based on our Internet Rights are Human Rights: Violence Against Women (VAW) online curriculum.

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The digital age: A feminist future for the queer African woman

Posted Wed 26 Aug 2015 - 13:22 | 2,670 views
Tiffany Kagure Mugo and Nyx McLean recently published an article in The IDS Bulletin, The Digital Age: A Feminist Future for the Queer African Woman. The article draws attention to digital communities and how they afford the queer African woman the space to express her lived experience.

Publication

CONSIDERING THE INTERNET AS ENABLING QUEER PUBLICS / COUNTER PUBLICS

Posted Wed 19 Aug 2015 - 14:18 | 9,028 views
This pa­per ser­ves to dis­cuss di­gi­tal as a space for po­li­tics to play out, in par­ti­cu­lar in re­la­ti­on to pu­blics and coun­ter pu­blics. It does so through the lens of what oc­cur­red in 2012 at Jo­han­nes­burg Pri­de South Af­ri­ca.

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Imagine a Feminist Internet: The conversation is on!

Posted Fri 17 Jul 2015 - 17:46 | 3,629 views
This year, a group of 45 activists, researchers, academics and techies are meeting again in Malaysia to deepen the discussion around feminism and technology. They will be tweeting on #imagineafeministinternet and we invite you to participate in the conversation by engaging with the hashtag and following @takebackthetech.

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RightsCon 2015: Cyber sex(y), gender balance and violence

Posted Wed 25 Mar 2015 - 12:01 | 2,374 views
Civil society organisations, engineers, activists, lawyers, companies and governments gathered in Manila on 24-25 March to address the subject of the internet and human rights in this rapidly evolving region, in an effort to protect the open internet and defend the digital rights of its users. APC and members organised several panels were violence against women online and survivor's access to...

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Statement from members of the WHRD IC to the Human Rights Council on its 27th Session

Posted Wed 17 Sep 2014 - 19:05 | 2,454 views
ISHR makes this statement on behalf of members of the Women Human Rights Defender International Coalition, an international network of women’s rights, human rights and sexual rights organizations. We address this simple fact: in the global North and South alike, women human rights defenders are targeted for murder, kidnapping, torture, rape, and harassment because of who we are and because of the...

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Why internet rights matter for Africa(ns)

Posted Wed 3 Sep 2014 - 17:47 | 4,678 views
When I found myself suddenly having to care for and look after my new born child alone, I panicked. I panicked because I had never done this before and the ten minute tutorial on washing and feeding my infant that the nurse gave me at the hospital was lacking in many ways. I had questions, so many questions-but she didn’t have time. I was a woman, as far as she was concerned and therefore I...

In depth

Feminist Principles of the Internet

Posted Wed 20 Aug 2014 - 14:11 | 30,718 views
Over three days, the participants discussed and debated intersections of gender, sexuality, and the internet – not only as a tool – but as a new public space. In thinking through these issues, the participants at the meeting developed a set of *15 feminist principles of the internet*. These are designed to be an evolving document that informs our work on gender and technology, as well as...

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Video: Feminist talks on a feminist internet

Posted Mon 12 May 2014 - 19:25 | 7,510 views
During APC's Global Meeting on Gender, Sexuality and the Internet where we explored our collective understanding of what a feminist internet looks like, we asked participants to tell us their vision of a feminist internet.