online GBV

Imagining a feminist internet 20 years after the launch of Section J

Posted Fri 29 May 2015 - 15:03 | 5,183 views
Is it still possible to imagine a debate on a feminist internet within the context of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW)? This question has been resounding since the last session of the CSW took place in March 2015. We hope you find this GenderIT.org edition useful, with its analysis of what happened around Section J at the 59th session of the CSW, as well as what did not happen, and...

Pakistan: Exploring technology-related violence against women

Posted Fri 29 May 2015 - 15:03 | 5,014 views
Welcome to the first in a series of seven mini-editions we’re putting together to highlight the project "End violence: Women’s rights and safety online". Each edition focuses on one country in which the research was conducted, and brings together articles, major findings, and interviews with the research teams. In this edition we look at Pakistan, where religious and cultural controls over women...

Feminist talk

Why feminism matters to the internet?

Posted Fri 29 May 2015 - 14:55 | 3,766 views
Feminism is a political statement, and more importantly political practice, way of thinking, understanding and public articulation of practically every issue of life. Feminism as such would be able to manage, animate and even more importantly took part in the defining and coding of virtual space.

Feminist talk

Take Back the Tech! campaign wins The Bobs award in People’s Choice for English category

Posted Fri 29 May 2015 - 14:55 | 2,792 views
Among over 4,800 submissions, APC’s Take Back the Tech! campaign was recognised with the prestigious award The Bobs in the People’s Choice for English category.

In depth

Joanne Sandler: “Links between Section J and patriarchy need to be high on the agenda of feminists worldwide”

Posted Fri 29 May 2015 - 14:14 | 5,343 views
This year’s Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) outcomes set off some alarm bells of concern about the lack of political space for civil society in the CSW process. While the Commission adopted a Political Declaration that reaffirms states’ commitment to the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, it failed to confront the real challenges that women and girls around the world face at...

In depth

Time to update the Section J on women’s real needs

Posted Fri 29 May 2015 - 14:14 | 5,766 views

Twenty years after the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action and the specific elaboration of Section J on women and the media, the review resolution does not reflect the impact that ICTs have proven to have on women’s lives, as a means to dramatically advance or hinder women’s rights. In this interview by Bianca Baldo for GenderIT.org, APC’s Jennifer Radloff and Sara Baker agree that we...

In depth

Of cultural controls and gender inequality: Talking about technology-related violence against women in Pakistan

Posted Fri 29 May 2015 - 14:14 | 5,285 views
Pakistan was one of seven countries covered by APC’s research project “End violence: Women's rights and safety online”. The research in Pakistan was done in association with Bytes for All, a human rights organisation that focuses on ICTs. Here, GenderIT.org speaks to the manager of advocacy and outreach at Bytes for All, Furhan Hussain, to bring us a closer look into the research findings.

DJS choice

JK Rowling, prom queen and homophobic warzones

Posted Sat 2 May 2015 - 14:55 | 3,369 views
DJ's choice is a weekly section by GenderIT.org, exploring the depths of the web to provide you once a week with a top 5 of creative, interesting and informative pieces and resources on gender and ICTs. Delight yourself with this selection of “sparks”: Good readings, interesting links, videos, pictures, cool authors to point to, amazing tools, and much more. Send us interesting material to...

Publication

The elimination and prevention of all forms of violence against women and girls

Posted Mon 20 Apr 2015 - 23:44 | 3,969 views
These agreed conclusions produced by the 57th session of the Commission on the Status of Women strongly condemn all forms of violence against women and girls and urge States to recognize that sexual and gender-based violence affects victims and survivors, families, communities and societies.

Feminist talk

The art of smashing things

Posted Wed 8 Apr 2015 - 00:37 | 2,693 views
In the last couple of years, I have found myself getting angry often. Working for social justice means seeing, analysing, and talking about injustice a lot. It's important to expose injustice and be exposed to it, and I'll get to that later, but it's also hard sometimes to hold your anger about all that's unfair and ugly in the world. I would get so angry sometimes I felt like smashing things,...