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Pakistan's Online Safety Laws Are Stifling Women's Freedom of Expression

Posted Fri 22 Sep 2023 - 03:59 | 26 views

Pakistan government has recently introduced various laws to curb online violence. However, the undemocratic processes with which these laws have been drafted point towards their ability to directly target citizens' civil liberties on the internet. Moaz Bhangu speaks to women content creators who have been self-censoring to stay safe online.


Global attention to Technology-Facilitated Gender-Based Violence (TFGBV): Feminist Perspectives

Posted Thu 24 Aug 2023 - 05:16 | 218 views

In this editorial, authors have focused on unpacking the impact of internet and digital rights from an intersectional feminist perspective showcasing the everyday realities of women through Feminist Internet Research conducted in Democratic Republic of Congo; Sudan; trans, non-binary and gender diverse communities in Botswana, Rwanda, South Africa and Uganda; and the LGBTQIA+ communities in…

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Policy recommendations from FIRN research

Posted Thu 24 Aug 2023 - 05:10 | 93 views

In this piece, as a way of forward looking and forging a radical possibilities, FIRN team has compiled evidence based research recommendations for multiple stakeholders in this field to recognise, address, and prevent online gender based violence across our communities. We also invite these stakeholders to reimagine and reconstruct an internet that is a safe place for all people, especially…

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Examining the Digital Exclusion of Women and Online Gender-Based Violence in Sudan

Posted Thu 24 Aug 2023 - 05:05 | 99 views

Through the article, two feminist researchers from Sudan show us the ways in which online and offline experiences of violence are connected. The research investigates varied aspects of patriarchal control that forbids women’s access to technological devices and free usage of it. At the same time, they trace the impact of complicated political and social dynamics including economic sanctions…

Global attention to Technology-Facilitated Gender-Based Violence (TFGBV): Feminist Perspectives

Posted Thu 24 Aug 2023 - 04:31 | 173 views

This edition focuses on research done by researchers part of the Feminist Internet Research Network (FIRN) that attempts to understand Online Gender Based Violence (OGBV) in an expansive way by showcasing interconnections of technology facilitated violence with different countries' structural inequalities and violence, nationalism, hetero-patriarchal social and political values, homophobia,…

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ALL OF A SUDDEN: Research on Digital Violence against LGBTQIA+ communities in Türkiye

Posted Thu 24 Aug 2023 - 01:36 | 52 views

The piece written by Damla Umut Uzun explores the research on digital violence against LGBTQIA+ users in Turkiye. By sharing experiences of violence, their trajectory online, the piece aims to understand the dynamics of online gender-based violence for this understudied community within the country where there is scarce protection with a lot of political driven hate against them.

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The Left Out Project: The case for an online gender-based violence framework inclusive of transgender, non-binary and gender-diverse experiences

Posted Thu 24 Aug 2023 - 01:18 | 92 views

This piece articulates the need for a deeper understanding of online violence to ensure that experiences of TNBGD people can be included and addressed. The research also nudges digital feminist activists, researchers, and advocates to intentionally design the work inclusive of LGBTQIA+ communities, and extend the idea of online violence to understand what happens within the LGBTQIA+ community…

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ISSUE BRIEF: Feminist Frontiers in Freedom of Expression Online

Posted Thu 27 Apr 2023 - 01:00 | 230 views

This policy brief explores questions related to online expression for feminist and women’s rights activists, and draws upon the emerging trends and challenges. Additionally, it provides a preliminary introduction to useful emerging language and advocacy for the CSW and beyond.