labour rights

Editorial

[EDITORIAL] Mapping gaps in research in gender and information society

Posted Sun 10 Sep 2017 - 08:59 | 11,861 views

In depth

An ongoing conversation on feminist autonomous infrastructure: Erika Smith and Kéfir

Posted Wed 2 Aug 2017 - 13:54 | 5,270 views

What began as a small fundraising drive in July 2017 for Kéfir, a feminist libre tech co-op, has transformed into exploring the importance of feminist infrastructure in Latin America. This is an ongoing conversation between Erika Smith, from Take Back the Tech and APC-WRP with members of the collective Kéfir on infrastructure and the internet, labour in movements, and how to set up new...

Publication

IGF Best practice forum on Gender and Access (2016): Overcoming barriers to enable women's meaningful internet access

Posted Tue 13 Jun 2017 - 10:59 | 4,507 views
The BPF is collaborating with the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the UN University on Computing and Society (UNU-CS) in its important endeavour to research and map projects and initiatives that aim to address different gender digital divides around the world. The objective of this collaborative data-gathering process is to help stakeholders better understand women and girls’...

Gender, Labour, Technology

Posted Thu 23 Feb 2017 - 06:27 | 7,527 views

This edition on gender, labour, technology examines how gendered labour is embedded in the making of digital devices in the hardware industries spread across Asia, how inequities of gender and other dynamics of caste, race, ethnicity continue to play a role in allegedly emancipated corporate spaces across the globe, and the disturbing strands of gendered labour of volunteering and managing...

Editorial

[EDITORIAL] The problem of value for “women’s work”

Posted Thu 23 Feb 2017 - 05:11 | 7,249 views

Feminist talk

Ten facts about your computer: Health, hardware and the toll on women

Posted Tue 21 Feb 2017 - 19:03 | 5,132 views
This article takes a look at where our hardware comes from, the electronics factories situated in primarily Asian countries, and the challenges facing the people, primarily women, who work there, and the issues that impact upon women workers in the electronics industry. Ten facts about your computer that illuminate the gendered nature of the labour that is embedded in our hardware.

Feminist talk

ESC rights, gender and internet: Learnings from the GISWatch report

Posted Wed 7 Dec 2016 - 14:53 | 4,446 views
The GISWatch report 2016 looks at the link between economic, social, cultural (ESC) rights and the internet in several countries, and from a multitude of systems of governance, whether that of socialism and the welfare state, or the semi-functional welfare schemes in parts of Asia and Africa (Uganda, Cambodia), and even the relatively privileged parts of the world, like Spain. Here is a synthesis...
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Editorial

[EDITORIAL] How Internet Technology Will Affect Rights: 3 Things to Look For

Posted Tue 6 Dec 2016 - 12:53 | 7,440 views
Economic, social, cultural rights in international law is a recognition of the basic rights of all people to a fundamentally decent and happy life - one in which their right to self-determination is respected. Does the progressively digitised future threaten or cement a world where ESC rights are guaranteed for all? In this editorial, Nadine Moawad states that the network is good and the network...

In depth

Harnessing the Internet to Realise Labour Rights in Cambodia: Interview with Alexandra Demetrianova

Posted Tue 6 Dec 2016 - 11:44 | 6,159 views
Do internet campaigns work? This is what Alexandra Demetrianova reflects upon in her research for GISWatch about labour rights violations in garment factories of Cambodia. The internet has played a key role in the struggles of garment factory workers (mostly female) and trade unionists to demand for an increase in their minimum wage. It has also helped change consumer consciousness across the...

Feminist talk

[COLUMN] Joining the dots: ICT sweatshops facing the heat

Posted Thu 10 Nov 2016 - 13:14 | 9,268 views
This month's column by Sonia Randhawa looks at intersections between ICTs, gender and climate change through the lens of the women working in the software, rather than the hardware side of things. While many of the big companies in North America have taken steps to ensure that the energy for data processing comes from renewable sources, the question remains what is the environmental impact and...