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A place for all: On being diverse and inclusive @RightsCon

Posted Fri 28 Apr 2017 - 11:27 | 2,724 views
More than 1,500 business leaders, civil society advocates, policy makers, lawyers, bloggers, technologists, and users participated in RightsCon Brussels 2017 (March) and there were over 250 sessions related to human rights and technology. Serene Lim explores the ways in which inequity was addressed at the forum, and how exclusion and marginalisation were framed in various sessions.

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[COLUMN] I want to be a Pokémon master

Posted Thu 13 Apr 2017 - 11:18 | 2,182 views
Pokémon exploded as a game that could be played on mobile phones in 2016. Of the many debates around it, Angélica Contreras explores the gendered aspect of videogames and how Pokémon struck a chord with many women in Argentina, Brazil, Mexico and parts of Latin America. This article was originally written in Spanish, and is part of a column series that explores young women and their lives...

10 years of Take Back the Tech!

Posted Wed 16 Nov 2016 - 09:50 | 8,733 views
Technology facilitates violence against women, but it also facilitates information sharing, capacity building, networking and alternative media - Take back the tech! is the realisation of the idea that the internet can be used to expand the movement against all forms of gender-based violence. This edition brings to us the voices from the campaigns from the Democratic Republic of Congo to Canada,...

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In Search of Allies: Interview with TBTT campaigners in India

Posted Tue 15 Nov 2016 - 16:03 | 5,611 views

In this set of interviews, Smita Vanniyar speaks to Japleen Pasricha of Feminism in India, and Divya Rajgopal of WhyHate. In separate ways, both these are projects of passion that find ways to reclaim technology for women and also others marginalised on account of gender non-conformity, sexuality, caste, religion and class. They discuss the pros and cons of anonymity, how to address online VAW...

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V for Vale: 10 year journey of TBTT! Campaign in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Posted Mon 14 Nov 2016 - 16:38 | 5,278 views
Vale Pellizzer looks back at the 10 year journey of the TBTT campaign in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The campaign has taken various shapes in the complicated realities and social dynamics of this country. The fresh and young design of the campaign promised a new hope for reclaiming your agency for women and gender non-conforming people. In this interview Vale talks about the complexities of...

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At the cutting edge: TBTT campaigner Francoise Mukuku in DRC

Posted Mon 14 Nov 2016 - 13:20 | 4,075 views
When the TBTT campaign took off in Democratic Republic of Congo, there were few takers. Women rights' activists combatting VAW didn't understand the role ICTs could play in either propagating violence, or in activism. Now other Francophone countries approach SJS to learn more about the ways in which this cutting edge campaign is changing conversations around technology related VAW and reclaiming...
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Editorial

[EDITORIAL] Taking back the tech for 10 years!

Posted Mon 14 Nov 2016 - 00:00 | 5,753 views
Ten years ago it was hard to explain what is gender based violence online, while now there is some recognition of the widespread misogyny and violence that exists in online spaces towards women and gender non conforming people. It took a decade of tough, dedicated work by women all over the world that finally put technology-related violence in the spotlight. This edition is a collection of...

Publication

Feminist Principles of the Internet [2016]

Posted Mon 3 Oct 2016 - 15:02 | 4,924 views
A feminist internet works towards empowering more women and queer persons – in all our diversities – to fully enjoy our rights, engage in pleasure and play, and dismantle patriarchy. This integrates our different realities, contexts and specificities – including age, disabilities, sexualities, gender identities and expressions, socioeconomic locations, political and religious beliefs, ethnic...

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Not just a thematic area: Sexual rights, gender, health and rights of defenders at the United Nations HRC 2016

Posted Thu 28 Jul 2016 - 15:44 | 4,754 views
Pluses were the 32nd session of HRC acknowledging that women face multiple and intersecting forms of discrimination, online violence got a mention and so did indigenous women human rights defenders. Negatives were how far is all this from the realities of sexuality and gender based discrimination and violence.

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Women's safety? There is an app for that

Posted Thu 19 May 2016 - 13:36 | 6,078 views
There are myriad mobile phone apps meant to be deployed for personal safety, but technical wizardry perhaps makes it easy to lose sight of the fact that technology is not a saviour but a tool or an enabler. Technology alone cannot be the panacea of a problem that is deeply complex and, in reality, rooted in society and governance.