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Impacting global advocacy on tech-related violence against women through regional IGFs

Posted Fri 29 Aug 2014 - 17:08 | 2,989 views
Partners of the “End Violence: Women’s rights and safety online” project have participated in three regional internet governance forums (Africa IGF, Asia Pacific IGF, LAC IGF). We interviewed our members who attended and the impact their participation had on tech-related violence against women.

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Asia Pacific stakeholders assert ‘Human rights should be the heart of internet governance discussion’

Posted Fri 29 Aug 2014 - 14:03 | 3,421 views
Annually since 2010, stakeholders coming from different countries in the Asia Pacific (AP) meet to discuss pertinent issues on internet governance. This forum where different stakeholders converge to ‘discuss, exchange, and collaborate’ is called the Asia Pacific Regional Internet Governance Forum (APrIGF), a regional Internet Governance Forum (IGF) initiative that hopes to build awareness and...

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EROTICS, activism and feminist porn

Posted Wed 27 Aug 2014 - 16:49 | 5,999 views
Caroline Tagny interviewed Rohini Lakshané, who used to work with EROTICS India, and Sheena Magenya, from the Coalition of African Lesbians during the Global meeting on gender, sexuality and the internet in April 2014 to ask them how they understand pornography from their respective contexts, and how do they engage their activism with the intersection between sexual rights and internet rights.

Publication

Technology-related violence against women – Recent legislative trends

Posted Tue 26 Aug 2014 - 22:28 | 6,851 views
This study seeks to explore recent legislative developments aimed at addressing and providing avenues of redress for technology-related violence against women. We explore the objectives, structure and application of four domestic legislative responses to different forms of violence against women, seeking to understand how domestic legislatures are responding to increasing awareness of violence...

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End violence research: Case summaries from country reports

Posted Mon 25 Aug 2014 - 20:21 | 4,982 views
The following case summaries are excerpted from End violence against women: Country reports, which involve seven countries and are part of research commissioned by the Association for Progressive Communications Women's Rights Programme (APC WRP) beginning in 2013.
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Editorial

You shall no longer be strange, internet

Posted Wed 20 Aug 2014 - 14:57 | 5,249 views
I’d bet my internet that one of your first experiences with the digital social had something to do with sex. Unsolicited nudity arriving in your inbox? Hundreds of sex-related IRC channels that popped up while you searched for your local radio chatroom? Pop-ups spiraling out of control on Internet Explorer? Or maybe you went looking for it in a Lycos search. Or maybe you built a geocities site...

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Feminist Principles of the Internet

Posted Wed 20 Aug 2014 - 14:11 | 31,848 views
Over three days, the participants discussed and debated intersections of gender, sexuality, and the internet – not only as a tool – but as a new public space. In thinking through these issues, the participants at the meeting developed a set of *15 feminist principles of the internet*. These are designed to be an evolving document that informs our work on gender and technology, as well as...

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Sex, rights and the internet: Survey on internet regulation and sexual rights

Posted Thu 14 Aug 2014 - 15:59 | 3,593 views
If you are an LGBT activist, SRHR activist, women's rights activist, a queer blogger or a feminist who spends a lot of time on the internet, please take 15 minutes to fill in our survey. We hope with this second round of our global monitoring survey to deepen our understanding on the connections between the regulation of sexual speech and content on the internet and provide evidence that will...

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Marginalised desires and the internet

Posted Tue 12 Aug 2014 - 18:14 | 5,299 views
This article explores marginalised desires and the need individuals have to express these desires online, especially when it may not be safe to do so offline. Attention is brought to the need to protect individuals’ rights to engage in sharing content and expressing their desires online; and the need for digital security to protection their data and identities. The article also discusses notions...

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Thirty years after 1984: Who’s looking at you?

Posted Tue 12 Aug 2014 - 17:43 | 4,848 views
Recording cameras everywhere, facial recognition software, gait-recognition technology, unauthorized collection of pictures: It is widely known now that private companies are working with states on surveillance, but does this affect women and girls in a particular way? “While online security is for everyone, women and girls are frequent targets of malicious attacks online, and they suffer greater...