"Revenge Porn": 5 important reasons why we should not call it by that name
This article sums up the different and important reasons why we should stop using the term "revenge porn" when describing certain kinds of violations online that entail the non-consensual taking and circulation of intimate images. Why does language matter and how does it shape our perceptions and responses? Sophie Maddocks tells us more, based on her extensive research and interviews with…
More than words. Investigating online discourse as a space of Gender-Based Violence
Here are insights into research on online gender-based violence against women and other minorities - especially around sexual objectification, delegitimisation of public personas, non-conformity to gender stereotypes and idealised notions of womanhood. Elena Pavan shares also about doing research using data scraped from online public discourses and the key questions going forward.
More To Do: Technology-Facilitated Gender-Based Violence in the Philippines
This article maps the legal mechanisms to deal with online and technology-facilitated gender-based violence in the Philippines. While a number of laws have evolved to deal with forms of online abuse and violence, such as cyberbullying of students, there are still gaps in relation to what women are facing online.
Online Abuse: A Monster that Silences and Curtails Women's Rights Online
Online abuse and harassment prevents women from realising their full rights online. In this article we look at specific instances of harassment of women online in Ghana, and what needs to be done to ensure full and meaningful internet access for women.
13 manifestations of gender-based violence using technology
This list of manifestations of online gender-based violence is based on case documentation carried out by Take back the Tech! global campaign, Luchadoras and Socialtic
Does urban youth know what to do about cyber harassment? : Research in Bangladesh
This indepth article shares reflections on research with urban youth in Bangladesh on how they deal with cyber harassment and cyber bullying, particularly the experience of young women. The research led to the creation of a short informative animation aimed at youth that might feel helpless and alone when facing harassment online.
Mapping Digital Landscapes of Trans Activism in Central Asia and Eastern Europe.
This report on Mapping Digital Landscapes of Trans Activism in Central Asia and Eastern Europe provides a regional overview of digital organizing by trans activists in Central Asia and Eastern Europe, emphasizing shared patterns of digital usage, barriers to free and safe use of the internet, and resistance strategies to homo/transphobic-motivated censorship, surveillance, and online attacks…
What can Ghana do about the harassment faced by women online
Women in Ghana, ordinary women and celebrities, have dealt with harassment and violence online, but there is minimal effort by the government currently to effectively address this problem. The suggestion seems to be that self-censorship should solve such problems faced by women.
Shaping the internet we want: Gender perspectives on FIFAfrica 2018
The annual Forum on Internet Freedom, Africa brings together people from across the African continent to to deliberate on gaps, concerns and opportunities for advancing privacy, access to information, free expression, non-discrimination and the free flow of information online on the continent. But what about gender perspectives?
Make your own hero [VIDEO]
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.