Alexandra Haché is a cyberfeminist and researcher. She co-founded the Donestech collective, which explores the intersection of gender and technology, and is currently implementing FemBloc a feminist helpline for people facing gender-based violence online. She also works as a Community Building Officer at Digital Defenders Partnership, providing holistic security support to rapid responders and holistic security trainers around the world.
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Our perspectives and conditions of access, use and development of technologies are deeply rooted in the ways patriarchy, capitalism and colonialism are embedded in our daily lives. This article maps pioneering feminist infrastructure experiences that allow us to explore new horizons of political action.
Like any other technical domain, cybersecurity has always been confined to senior officials and private sector specialists. Feminists, however, have not only claimed their right to participate in decision-making structures in this field but have made central contributions to the notion of security, bringing holistic and intersectional approaches. In this edition of GenderIT, editors focus on…