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Why feminist research is necessary to address technology-facilitated gender-based violence: Recommendations and way forward

Posted Wed 15 Mar 2023 - 03:11 | 889 views

In spite of expanding awareness on online and technology-facilitated gender-based violence, there has only been an increase in the violence online in the last decade. Feminist research on the internet and digital technology show that there is a need for us to push for national and international instruments and transnational commitment to addressing the ongoing experiences of violence while…

Feminist talk

Meta Is Silencing Genocide

Posted Tue 14 Nov 2023 - 07:31 | 395 views

Meta claims that it respects people's freedom of expression, but has historically been intentionally silencing Palestinian voices and those standing for Palestine. So how do we hold it accountable?

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Our Voices Our Futures At The IGF2023 To Amplify Voices Of Structurally Silenced Communities In Public Policy Spaces

Posted Thu 2 Nov 2023 - 22:34 | 52 views

We gathered some of the reflections from the participation of OVOF country partners in this year’s IGF as relates to their work with the OVOF project in their respective countries.

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Can social media platforms tackle online violence without structural change?

Posted Tue 17 Aug 2021 - 09:53 | 3,538 views

We welcome the commitments made by Facebook, Google, TikTok and Twitter to tackle online abuse on their platforms. However, without ensuring that the systems they create do not reproduce and amplify existing inequalities, built-in safety tools will only mitigate harms on the surface.

Publication

Gender advocacy at the World Summit on the Information Society

Posted Tue 1 Jun 2010 - 23:32 | 4,403 views

Marianne Franklin, Senior Lecturer in Social & Political Theory

at the University for Humanistics presents this report based on an initial study of gender advocacy at the United Nations’ World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS). The research findings and ensuing discussion focus on how gender/gender equality and women/women's rights are being rendered at the WSIS.