online GBV

"Self-care". Illustrations by Paru Ramesh

Technology for feminist creativity and care

Posted Mon 22 Oct 2018 - 11:49 | 7,871 views

This bilingual edition is born of many conversations and moments at the two camps held in parallel in August this year (2018) at Dhulikhel, Nepal - the Take back the Tech! meet and the Feminist Tech Exchange.

"Self-care". Illustrations by Paru Ramesh

Editorial

Fixing the glitch

Posted Fri 19 Oct 2018 - 10:14 | 11,013 views

A glitch is a problem or fault that prevents something from being successful or working as well as it should. Seyi Akiwowo describes how online gender-based violence and harassment are the glitches we need to fix, so that the potential of the internet and technology to build and make connections and to solve some of humanity's problems can be fulfilled.

Illustration by Sylvia Karpagam

Feminist talk

Social Media: The New Frontier for ICT – facilitated Violence against Women

Posted Thu 18 Oct 2018 - 10:50 | 39,616 views

Non consensual circulation or sharing of intimate intimages or non consensual pornography is becoming increasingly prevalent. Here Bonface Witaba shares few studies on this viral social phenomenon, what steps have been taken and are likely to be taken in the context of Kenya, on a global scale and by social media companies to address the problem.

Two pairs of hands holding cups of chai

Feminist talk

Online Dating in Pakistan

Posted Tue 2 Oct 2018 - 10:55 | 30,350 views

The rise of dating apps allows women to take control of their social life and their choices. In this article Hija Kamran speaks to many women in Pakistan about their experience of online dating, both good and bad, whether it allows for challenging of conservative social norms or it leaves women vulnerable to abuse and other risks.

The backs of two people looking at a computer - a woman and a man

Feminist talk

Netwoman: Policy and safer internet spaces for women

Posted Mon 1 Oct 2018 - 10:58 | 3,556 views

In Tanzania, even as access to internet has brought changes to the lives of people, there is still a lot to be done to get everyone connected and at the same time ensuring good policies to lay the ground for a safer internet. Rebecca explores legal options to the non consensual sharing of intimate images of women in the country. 

Cover of Issue paper on Due diligence and accountability for online violence against women

Publication

Due diligence and accountability for online violence against women

Posted Tue 21 Nov 2017 - 08:21 | 2,887 views
This paper explores what online violence against women is; what can be done to stem and ultimately eliminate it; and whose responsibility it is to do so. It does this by building upon the issues identified in two research projects, namely the research on state accountability to eliminate violence against women by the Due Diligence Project (DDP) and the research on corporate and state remedies for...

Publication

[Research] Brazilian feminist responses to online hate speech: Seeing online violence through an intersectional lens

Posted Tue 22 Nov 2022 - 09:12 | 105 views
This paper looks at current struggles and transformations on the meanings of online violence in Brazil. It interrogates how feminist research and interventions in digital technologies with regards to online violence against LGTQIA+ in the contemporary political scenario. Responses to online hate speech as political violence shed new light on the intersections of gender, race, sexuality and gender...
a woman immersed in her mobile phone as in a bath, is being watched by unperceived eyes

Feminist talk

What can digital surveillance teach us about online gender-based violence?

Posted Mon 1 Nov 2021 - 15:15 | 2,155 views

The article argues that digital surveillance is part of gendered and racist disciplinary structures, that manifest in specific forms of online gender-based violence experienced by black Muslim women influencers.

two women talking in a couch

In depth

Women are talking but Telegram is not listening

Posted Wed 21 Apr 2021 - 15:31 | 6,662 views

In this article, Garnett Achieng takes a deep-dive look into the Telegram app from the perspective of African women’s experience, particularly that of data privacy and online gender based violence.

Publication

Podcast series | A Feminist Social Media Future: How Do We Get There?

Posted Mon 29 Mar 2021 - 20:29 | 2,617 views
To reclaim the emancipatory potential of social media for feminist transformation, we need urgent action along two fronts – a global normative benchmarking exercise that leads to new content moderation standards grounded in women's human rights, and techno-design alternatives for the creation of decolonized network infrastructures.