women's rights

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Women’s rights, gender and Internet governance

Posted Fri 30 Oct 2015 - 16:35 | 3,508 views
This issue paper addresses the degree to which gender and women’s rights feature in Internet1 governance, in multiple interconnected ways including, but certainly not limited to, access, content and representation. Gender and women’s rights occupy a largely rhetorical role in today’s discussion of Internet governance.

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Statement: Facts on #TakeBacktheTech

Posted Mon 12 Oct 2015 - 14:14 | 2,641 views
The attack against APC and Take Back the Tech and efforts to hijack the #takebackthetech hashtag, which has involved people who self-associate with #Gamergate posting threats targeting members of our community and images that depict women being subjected to physical and sexual violence, illustrate how women’s and girls’ voices are silenced on social networking platforms by violent and sexist...

Feminist talk

Meha Jouini: The internet has allowed me to publicly express my identity as an Amazigh woman activist

Posted Thu 1 Oct 2015 - 14:32 | 2,861 views
Maha Jouini is an Addis Ababa-based Tunisian blogger, and women’s rights and indigenous rights activist, with a special focus on the Amazigh community. APC’s Leila Nachawati met Meha in Addis Ababa during the African School on Internet Governance (AfriSIG) in September and here is what they talked about.

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Imagine a Feminist Internet: Reflections on freedom of expression and mysoginistic online content

Posted Sun 20 Sep 2015 - 11:44 | 3,459 views
This video by Dhyta Caturani from Engage Media features Sheena Magenya and Naomi Fontanos speaking about online mysoginistic content and its relation to freedom of expression, while attending the second Imagine a Feminist Internet in Malaysia, July 2015.

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Uganda urgently needs to prioritise gender equality online

Posted Sat 19 Sep 2015 - 19:04 | 1,952 views
Ahead of the launch of our Women’s Rights Online research, this series of guest blogs features on-the-ground perspectives from each of our research partners around the world. In this post, Irene Murungi, Gender Policy Officer at Women of Uganda Network (WOUGNET), talks about why it’s important to get more Ugandan women online and involved in internet policy debates.

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An intersectional take on technology, rights and justice

Posted Sun 30 Aug 2015 - 23:37 | 2,839 views
There’s a word – which is an entire multi-faceted concept in itself – which comes to my mind very often, whether I’m reading the news, working, talking with loved ones or following someone’s train of thoughts online. Intersectionality.

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ICTs for Feminist Movement Building: Activist Toolkit

Posted Thu 13 Aug 2015 - 14:30 | 3,026 views
This toolkit aims to assist activists to think through their communication strategies in a way that supports movement building. It offers a practical guide to writing a communication strategy and reviews a number of tools (ICTs) and technology-related campaigns which can be used in organising work.

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Imagine a Feminist Internet: The conversation is on!

Posted Fri 17 Jul 2015 - 16:46 | 3,333 views
This year, a group of 45 activists, researchers, academics and techies are meeting again in Malaysia to deepen the discussion around feminism and technology. They will be tweeting on #imagineafeministinternet and we invite you to participate in the conversation by engaging with the hashtag and following @takebackthetech.

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Ladder of Hierarchy: how gender matters in internet governance

Posted Fri 17 Jul 2015 - 12:57 | 3,017 views
In the Gender and Internet Governance Exchange (gigX) workshop last month participants from different countries in Asia were asked to arrange a series of words by the “ladder of hierarchy”. Despite our cultural differences, it seemed that we all agreed on one thing – whether married or unmarried - man is always on top.

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ICT, women’s rights and migration

Posted Wed 15 Jul 2015 - 19:50 | 8,654 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?