movement-building

"Self-care". Illustrations by Paru Ramesh

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The Politics of Self Care and Feminism

Posted Thu 18 Oct 2018 - 11:41 | 19,623 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.

Comic by Sylvia Karpagam

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Rejecting Victimhood: the online Speak-Out Campaign in Kerala against harassment

Posted Tue 9 Oct 2018 - 18:37 | 4,079 views

Dalit-Bahujan women in India have increasingly started using the internet and social media to articulate their positions and politics. This article explores how women have combated sexual harassment and exploitation, especially when it takes place in spaces that are considered progressive.

Comic by Sylvia Karpagam

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If it’s not on Whatsapp, it never happened

Posted Mon 8 Oct 2018 - 09:06 | 3,063 views

How do we use social media in activism? Do we reflect on our practices, on the instrumental ways of referring to people and communities that is used in reports and publications? Here is a story that looks at the use of Whatsapp by activists and what it means about unacknowledged hierarchies and barriers even within progressive spaces.

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Publication

#MFI Africa: The e-zine!

Posted Thu 14 May 2020 - 20:44 | 4,897 views
This e-zine is the culmination of the lives and afterlives of the Making a Feminist Internet in Africa convening. It documents the explorations and experiments that grew into dynamic answers, solutions and even more questions on what it means to have a feminist internet in Africa. It was written and designed by Wairimũ Murĩithi and Youlendree Appasamy for APC.
Graffiti of a woman wearing a mask.

Publication

An open letter to friends and partners

Posted Thu 23 Apr 2020 - 15:29 | 4,636 views
The world is suddenly and radically changed. But this is not the radical change that we as feminists, activists, thinkers and campaigners had hoped for. Here we share what we believe is important for us to continue working towards a feminist internet as a part of our collective and hopeful futures.
Two african women looking a mobile phone together

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Dealing with ruptures: How we can build stronger feminist movements in Africa

Posted Sat 14 Mar 2020 - 17:25 | 2,953 views

In order for our movements to be successful, not only do we have to find each other, but these connections have to be sustained with intention. Within our movements, we are faced with internal challenges because every movement is founded on relationships, and relationships are vulnerable to all kinds of challenges.

Image description: Women and girls sitting on floor

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Dare to Imagine

Posted Fri 13 Mar 2020 - 08:59 | 2,316 views

When is the last time that you daydreamed, spending hours imagining some unrealistic ideas? Have you found yourself continuously getting overwhelmed by different issues happening in this world as a feminist? Is it difficult for you to take a break, a break for fantasising, and enjoying your daydreams?

Artistic representation with human bodies in the front, DNA images in the back, and the Manifesto text in the middle.

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

Posted Wed 4 Dec 2019 - 14:44 | 6,495 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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How to use social media for activism [VIDEO]

Posted Thu 23 Aug 2018 - 09:19 | 1,920 views
Here are tips and insights on how to use social media for activism and movement-building, on how to use internet and social media to amplify your cause. In this video Nana Darkoa Sekyiamah touches on several instances of how social media can and has been used by African feminists, and especially describing popular campaigns and hashtags on Twitter

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[COLUMN] How young womxn in the Global South are reclaiming social media to foster change in educational spaces

Posted Mon 19 Mar 2018 - 08:58 | 3,180 views
In the final column on reclaiming social media for women's rights, gender justice and parity, Samukelisiwe looks at how girls and young women have fought for their rights in the global South; and how Gen X, Y and Z has redefined the use of the internet and is reshaping politics both online and onground.