women's rights

"Self-care". Illustrations by Paru Ramesh

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The Politics of Self Care and Feminism

Posted Thu 18 Oct 2018 - 11:41 | 1,388 views

What is self-care in a time of hyper-connected people and devices and of image-saturated capitalism and what does it mean to speak about self-care in relation to feminist politics and the women's movement. Sharanya examines the politics of self-care arising from many discussions with activists, writers and campaigners.

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Women's Gaze: Interview with Ninka Khaindrava

Posted Tue 7 Nov 2017 - 11:38 | 2,218 views
In this interview with Ninka Khaindrava, she talks about the state of activism around women's rights, labour rights and sexuality in Georgia. Ninka attended the MFI meeting in Malaysia to learn more about activists and their experiences with security and online violence in other parts of the world.

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Interview with Just Associates SouthEast Asia

Posted Mon 6 Nov 2017 - 11:45 | 2,412 views
Just Associates believes that women who are most affected by the political, economic, environmental and health crises reverberating across the world are on the frontlines of change. In this interview with Fungai Machirori, JASS speaks about the changing nature of activism and how they rise to the challenge put forth by digital movements and tools.

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Intersectional barriers to internet access: Gender and disability

Posted Mon 28 Mar 2016 - 15:05 | 3,449 views
No group of individuals has been as severely restricted, with respect to their reproductive rights, as women with disabilities. Located overwhelmingly in the global South, where most disabled people live, women with disabilities encounter levels of multidimensional discrimination that are unparalleled by other groups in the world.

Publication

Women's rights online: Translating access into empowerment

Posted Fri 11 Mar 2016 - 11:16 | 2,788 views
New research by the Web Foundation shows that the dramatic spread of mobile phones is not enough to get women online, or to achieve empowerment of women through technology. The study, based on a survey of thousands of poor urban men and women across nine developing countries, found that while nearly all women and men own a phone, women are still nearly 50% less likely to access the internet than...

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Diversity, gender, and rights: All videos from IGF 2015 in one place

Posted Wed 16 Dec 2015 - 17:34 | 4,090 views
Flavia Fascendini put together the videos from all discussions at the IGF 2015 which concerned gender issues, women's and sexual rights, bringing forward the Feminist Principles of the Internet.

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Gender and technology have been increasingly recognised as a human rights issue

Posted Thu 10 Dec 2015 - 07:54 | 3,557 views
Between the belligerence of the "Gamer Gate" (the controversy regarding the last UN report on violence against women), and a very uncommon Stockholm Internet Forum who in its last session, focussed on gender issues, the context for the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in Joao Pessoa was a very interesting opportunity to see how gender would be addressed in the most important internet forum of the...

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What does internet policy mean for the average Ugandan?

Posted Thu 3 Dec 2015 - 09:57 | 2,882 views
The word “internet” is not well understood in its full and wholesome context by a size-able number of Ugandans and perhaps the majority. Smart phone usage has grown tremendously and with it the gospel of this thing called the internet. Of course with smart phones come the popularisation of social media and the applications that simplify internet use and access. It would seem that internet...

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What do women expect for this 10th IGF?

Posted Sat 7 Nov 2015 - 01:32 | 3,469 views
GenderIT.org asked many of the participants in the Gender and Internet Governance eXchanges (gigX) from three different regions what they expected for this year's 10th Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in Brazil, in terms of women's and sexual rights, gender, and internet governance.

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Women actively join internet governance discussions

Posted Wed 4 Nov 2015 - 00:22 | 2,890 views
Little by little, the number of women participating in the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) has increased significantly, and their presence in panels and workshops and as participants has brought new insights into the discussion of the different matters that are key in IGF debates.