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

Posted Thu 14 Aug 2014 - 15:59 | 4,473 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 | 6,691 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 | 5,908 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...

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The not-so-strange feeling that someone’s always watching you

Posted Tue 12 Aug 2014 - 17:31 | 8,492 views
“The neighbour resembling plastic-bag-recording Ricky in American Beauty, who takes surreptitious pictures of you while collecting the day’s post. That picture of me that I posted 7 years ago on MySpace that’s now doing the rounds on some misogynistic Reddit thread. That nanny cam set up to protect your 6-year-old niece whose footage ends up on a child porn site. For most women, Big Brother lives...

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Solidarity with imprisoned activists, with or without Facebook

Posted Wed 6 Aug 2014 - 15:28 | 6,102 views
On the 23rd of June, I opened Facebook and found news that two friends had been arrested after participating in protests on the other side of the world. Natalie Lowrey is an Australian environmental activist who was arrested in Malaysia on 22 June during a peaceful action against Australian-owned Lynas Corporation's rare earth plant in Malaysia. Yara Sallam is an Egyptian feminist activist who...

Publication

Internet intermediaries and violence against women online: User policies and redress framework of Facebook, Twitter and YouTube

Posted Mon 4 Aug 2014 - 04:57 | 11,342 views
A recent report, “Internet intermediaries and violence against women online” released by the Association for Progressive Communications for the “End violence: Women’s rights and safety online” project, analyses the policies and redress framework of the three major internet intermediaries: Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, in regard to violence against women online. These case studies allow APC to...

DJS choice

DJ's CHOICE OF THE WEEK: "Revenge porn", mirrors and Beyonce

Posted Mon 28 Jul 2014 - 17:53 | 4,961 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...

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Domestic legal remedies for technology-related violence against women: Review of related studies and literature

Posted Wed 16 Jul 2014 - 17:21 | 6,839 views
This review of related studies and literature forms part of the legal remedy research which falls under the "End violence: Women's rights and safety online" (EndVAW) flagship project of the Association for Progressive Communications (APC). The project is to be implemented from 2012 to 2015 with support from the Dutch government’s Funding Leadership and Opportunities for Women (FLOW...
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Editorial

Promote transparency and safe spaces. Demand that social media take a stand. Take back the tech!

Posted Thu 10 Jul 2014 - 14:13 | 15,097 views
That's what we're asking Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. Promote transparency and safe spaces. Demand that social media take a stand. Join our campaign beginning 21 July to demand answers and action! Take back the tech! Read the full call to action!

Feminist talk

Digital Security – from silencing to claiming safe spaces

Posted Tue 13 May 2014 - 15:27 | 6,824 views
Discourses on issues of safety are not new to feminists. Strategies to resist sexual harassment in the office, verbal abuse on the streets, physical violence in the home, shaming in social spaces and sexualised threats to women human rights defenders are continually being revisited and reworked. Often this abuse is about the silencing of women's voices and the marginalisation in social and...