security

Feminist talk

Women's safety? There is an app for that

Posted Thu 19 May 2016 - 13:36 | 6,215 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.

Publication

Keeping women safe? Gender, online harassment and Indian law

Posted Sun 1 May 2016 - 18:28 | 3,962 views
Findings of the Internet Democracy Project research study, ‘”Don’t Let It Stand!”: An Exploratory Study of Women and Verbal Online Abuse in India’, indicate that women in India develop a variety of strategies to deal with the verbal threats they face. However, these strategies very rarely include the law,resulting in a silence around questions of legal effectiveness and recourse for online verbal...

DJS choice

Encryption, an auto show and piggy banks

Posted Mon 11 Apr 2016 - 08:26 | 2,390 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

Zen and the art of making tech work for you

Posted Wed 16 Mar 2016 - 23:18 | 2,539 views
This manual is a community-built resource for a growing community of women and trans* activists, human rights defenders and technologists. It is designed to be a living, growing collection of practical guidance and information that uniquely speaks to this community's needs, experiences, and activism, both online and offline

In depth

From fake accounts to harassing phone calls: talking about technology-related violence against women in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Posted Fri 4 Sep 2015 - 14:34 | 3,932 views
Bosnia and Herzegovina was one of seven countries covered by APC's research project “End Violence: Women's rights and safety online”. The research in BIH was done in association with One World Platform for Southeast Europe (OWPSEE). The report uses three in-depth case studies to assess legal instruments, corporate policies, and women’s access to justice. Here, writer Lamia Kosovic speaks to two...

Feminist talk

‘Governing’ my internet

Posted Fri 4 Sep 2015 - 09:47 | 2,400 views
I never thought the internet to be knotty. That all I needed was my device of choice, an internet service provider and voila! Get my connection, click, click, click, open up a page, browse through it, close tab, open another, like an update, favorite a tweet, laugh at some memes and move on to the next tab.

Nothing is ever that easy.

Feminist talk

Online safety is critical

Posted Tue 1 Sep 2015 - 14:31 | 2,601 views
I attended my first workshop on online safety about two years ago. The sessions were practical. I learned how to protect my passwords, how to surf online in a way that will not have my privacy invaded, how to use the spectrogram exercise to discuss difficult issues, among many other things. But the most important part was that I was able to learn how to share this information with others...

DJS choice

The White Squad, DIY gynaecology and fake profiles

Posted Mon 20 Jul 2015 - 13:50 | 2,502 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...

In depth

What school girls in India can teach us about social media

Posted Mon 20 Jul 2015 - 12:49 | 5,854 views
In most Pune schools, the new term is under way. Activities are in full swing and tests have already begun. Students wake up as early as six in the morning and the school day hums along amidst ringing bells and slamming lockers. At the dinner table, a heated WhatsApp conversation ends only when an exasperated parent confiscates the phone. Everyone has at least one selfie on Instagram. Is it time...

Feminist talk

ICT, women’s rights and migration

Posted Wed 15 Jul 2015 - 20:50 | 8,917 views
Since the mid 1980s, more Filipino women than men were leaving the country for various destinations abroad. How do we reach the women working overseas to extend our support to them online? How do we maximize online connectivity so that we can send and receive messages to help migrants?