movement-building

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Feminist talk

Rambles of Everyday Resistance

Posted Fri 20 Nov 2020 - 11:46 | 306 views

A beautiful essay that explores how to navigate the complexities of sexuality and personhood for Ethiopians, and how the traditional form known as qene or wax-and-gold is the perfect metaphor for negotiating and living dual realities.

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Feminist talk

Feminists are building their own technology to organise but where are funders?

Posted Thu 12 Nov 2020 - 11:49 | 1,611 views

Feminist activists have played an important role in raising issues around freedom of expression and especially in the internet rights community; also in pointing out how internet rights of those marginalised on account of gender, sexuality, gender expression are even more precarious. But where is the funding for feminist work on technology and infrastructure?

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Polish protests against abortion ban during covid-19

Posted Wed 15 Jul 2020 - 14:59 | 1,309 views

Even as the world reels under the impact of the global pandemic, women in Poland have to protest against draconian and restrictive amendments to the abortion law that would make getting an abortion far more difficult than it already is.

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In depth

Grassroot Solidarity to Fight the Pandemic: From Farmers to Queer Communities

Posted Wed 1 Jul 2020 - 11:29 | 3,017 views

How are the LBTQI+ people and communities facing the difficulties posed by the global pandemic and the lockdown? This article explores the emergence of solidarities amongst different marginalised groups including farmers and queer communities, to ensure food, work and basic survival.

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Feminist talk

A response to ‘The age of the feminist influencer’

Posted Thu 15 Aug 2019 - 09:46 | 3,867 views

How we organise around shared causes and beliefs has changed with the internet. This piece looks at how the internet allows leadership to be decentralised, and a response to the idea that the age of influencers is necessarily a bad thing.

Image description: Woman with collage of newspaper headlines about rape in Ghana

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Sexual Assault in Ghana: How technology can help build visibility

Posted Wed 6 Feb 2019 - 12:17 | 13,511 views

In Ghana sexual assault is vastly under-reported and there is a huge barrier in the police procedures for reporting of crimes. In this article based on multiple interviews, the author explores what role technology can play in addressing this, and can public discourse and visibility around sexual assault lead to change?

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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 | 3,694 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...

Comic by Cisi Eze

Voices and Views

Feminism 101 by Sister Anita [Comic]

Posted Tue 20 Nov 2018 - 11:24 | 9,922 views

In a three-part comic series, Sister Anita schools a man about the basics of feminism!

ARSUKEIL, a non-binary character

Feminist talk

Make your own hero [VIDEO]

Posted Tue 23 Oct 2018 - 16:55 | 2,839 views

At the camp of Take back the tech! campaigners a group of intrepid people came together to create a fantastical super person - a non binary character who is a feminist and has powers to analyse, slay and decrypt the digital world.

"Self-care". Illustrations by Paru Ramesh

Feminist talk

The Politics of Self Care and Feminism

Posted Thu 18 Oct 2018 - 11:41 | 18,556 views

What is self-care in a time of hyper-connected people and devices and of image-saturated capitalism and what does it mean to speak about self-care in relation to feminist politics and the women's movement. Sharanya examines the politics of self-care arising from many discussions with activists, writers and campaigners.