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What can Ghana do about the harassment faced by women online

Posted Tue 6 Nov 2018 - 15:53 | 6,181 views

Women in Ghana, ordinary women and celebrities, have dealt with harassment and violence online, but there is minimal effort by the government currently to effectively address this problem. The suggestion seems to be that self-censorship should solve such problems faced by women.

Comic by Sanitary Panels (excerpt)

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Sanitary Panels on sexual harassment

Posted Tue 16 Oct 2018 - 09:57 | 2,000 views

In the wake of recent accusations of rampant sexual harassment at the workplace in various industries in India - including journalism, advertising, academia, development and many others - Sanitary Panels explores what patriarchy has huge tolerance for. [comic]

fists of three women raised

Publication

Submission to the UN Special Rapporteur: online gender-based violence in the context of COVID-19

Posted Fri 4 Sep 2020 - 15:29 | 684 views
In this submission to the UN Special Rapporteur on violence against women, APC and partners organizations identify the nexus between domestic violence and online gender-based violence in the context of COVID-19.
Illustration: african woman with a ceel phone in her nads

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Alternate realities, alternate internets: African feminist research for a feminist internet

Posted Wed 19 Aug 2020 - 18:21 | 316 views
Discriminatory gendered practices in the physical world are similarly reproduced online across digital platforms. This report by Pollicy.org presents research into the online lived experiences of women in five countries across Africa.
"Women's Day" by Justina Leisyte is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0

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Good-mannered women never make any history, even online

Posted Thu 9 Jan 2020 - 16:56 | 4,628 views

Through two stories from Kenyan women, this article shows how women get harassed online, especially when they express themselves in ways that do not conform to the patriarchal order in the society which they live in.

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Toxic Twitter: Amnesty International report on social media and online violence

Posted Mon 18 Jun 2018 - 09:21 | 4,129 views
Twitter, in particular, can be a powerful tool for women to make connections and express themselves - from high-level female politicians to journalists, activists, writers and bloggers, to women who simply want to know what’s happening around them. It is allegedly the space where ‘every voice has the power to impact the world’. But as revealed by the report by Amnesty International, Twitter is...

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Hidden figures - A look at technology-mediated violence against women in India

Posted Mon 11 Jun 2018 - 07:27 | 5,893 views

IT for Change held a consultation in 2017 on the various forms of gender based cyber violence that affects women in India. Here various researchers and speakers gathered to share their data, insight and questions on the kinds of online violence faced by women in different professions, strata and social locations - from vernacular journalists to students in colleges, rural and urban women. This...

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For women in the press like Rana Ayyub, it’s scarily easy for online threats to turn physical

Posted Thu 7 Jun 2018 - 11:25 | 3,395 views
On 24 May 2018, the Office of the Human Rights Commission, United Nations put out a statement that the Indian government has a duty to protect its citizens and journalists from threats and in particular about the severity of threats against Rana Ayyub, journalist and writer based in India. This article looks at the severity of violence faced by the journalist, including physical threats, doxxing...

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Intersection of identities: Online gender and caste based violence

Posted Thu 7 Jun 2018 - 09:51 | 9,332 views

Women who are also from vulnerable and marginalised communities such as Dalit women in India, face additional and vicious forms of online violence and harassment. In addition their access to justice is tenuous and fraught, adding progressively to the impunity with which caste- and gender-based harassment takes place.

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[COLUMN] How young womxn in the Global South are reclaiming social media to foster change in educational spaces

Posted Mon 19 Mar 2018 - 08:58 | 2,874 views
In the final column on reclaiming social media for women's rights, gender justice and parity, Samukelisiwe looks at how girls and young women have fought for their rights in the global South; and how Gen X, Y and Z has redefined the use of the internet and is reshaping politics both online and onground.