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Why Haben is a must read/listen

Posted Thu 10 Oct 2019 - 13:17 | 1,243 views

Technology when used well can change lives, especially those of people with disabilities. In this review of the remarkable book by Haben, titled "Haben: the deafblind woman who conquered Harvard law", the question raised is whether feminists working with technology are doing enough about accessibility.

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Inclusion, mobility and connection: diverse uses of mobile phones for women with disability

Posted Thu 25 Oct 2018 - 12:41 | 2,339 views

Can technology-based solutions improve the quality of life for people with disabilities? Srinidhi Raghavan interviews various women who talk about how mobile phone usage has benefitted them in terms of communication and social interaction, but also about their real concerns around privacy.

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[COLUMN] How womxn in the global south are RECLAIMING SOCIAL MEDIA to shine the spotlight on disability

Posted Tue 10 Oct 2017 - 07:22 | 3,390 views
Womxn in global south are making revolutionary uses of social media, and this includes people challenging casual and everyday ableism. In her column Samukelisiwe Mabaso looks at three amazing projects from different countries that are revolutionizing how disability is talked about - how they are changing language, discourse and perceptions

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Intersectional barriers to internet access: Gender and disability

Posted Mon 28 Mar 2016 - 15:05 | 4,223 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.

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Pakistan: Count me IN!! Something I can’t unthink now...

Posted Tue 21 Jun 2011 - 15:10 | 4,916 views
Nighat Dad shares her experience from the Count me IN! Conference organized by CREA, an international, feminist, human rights organisation, in April 2011, in Kathmandu. The Conference brings annually together women who have not been counted in - sex workers, disabled, single, young, lesbian and HIV-positive women, and trans people from India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, to discuss...