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Bianca Baldo

Bianca Baldo has over eight years of coordination experience in women human rights and anti human-trafficking advocacy, program management, gender protection and capacity-building training in Ecuador, Vietnam, Cambodia, Jamaica and Canada. She has completed a Bachelors of Arts in Comparative Development from Trent University, a Civil Law degree from University of Ottawa and Masters in Law from McGill University. She is presently working as a consultant with Roos-Remillard Consulting Services, on program design, funding proposals and training modules against human trafficking.

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Technology as lingua franca: Interview with Caroline Tagny

Posted Tue 15 Nov 2016 - 00:04 | 5,100 views
A detailed conversation with activist and writer Caroline Tagny on the various campaigns that she has been part of with Take Back the Tech. The interviewer, Bianca Baldo, focuses on the politics of language in these various campaigns and the importance of content in local language to connect to and bring together people and movements. The role of French as both a language of the colonial...

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Virtual reality pornography and tech-related violence against women: To boldly go have sex where no one has done it before!

Posted Mon 4 Apr 2016 - 22:55 | 4,535 views
The impact of virtual reality porn is relatively unknown but it might be a game changer.

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From sensitisation to changing women's lives: Understanding tech-related violence in the DRC

Posted Wed 20 Jan 2016 - 17:32 | 4,491 views
In this article, Bianca Baldo interviews Françoise Mukuku and Patience Luyeye from Si Jeunesse Savait. In partnership with the Association for Progressive Communications (APC), they carried out the research mapping technology-related violence against women in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). In the interview, they elaborate on some of the findings, gaps in legislation, ambiguous role of...

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Missing and murdered aboriginal women of Canada and human trafficking: Understanding this likely connection

Posted Fri 8 Jan 2016 - 10:51 | 3,785 views
Imagine a young aboriginal woman standing alone in the night, her stance hardened by violence, outrage and sadness. Like her mother before her, she is a survivor. A survivor of colonisation, a survivor of family violence, a survivor of poverty and lack of resources, a survivor of false promises from a boyfriend that gave her hope. All she had to do was move with him to the city, he would find her...

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Restricting access to abortion services: a conversation with Dr. Suchitra Dalvie on the effects of sex selection in India

Posted Mon 5 Oct 2015 - 13:40 | 4,274 views
A woman sits in a doctor’s waiting room. She is almost 13 weeks pregnant and deeply worried about her future. She knows she cannot ask the sex of the fetus and that the Indian government has developed new technology to track the ultrasound medical reports.

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Time to update the Section J on women’s real needs

Posted Fri 29 May 2015 - 13:14 | 3,009 views

Twenty years after the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action and the specific elaboration of Section J on women and the media, the review resolution does not reflect the impact that ICTs have proven to have on women’s lives, as a means to dramatically advance or hinder women’s rights. In this interview by Bianca Baldo for GenderIT.org, APC’s Jennifer Radloff and Sara Baker agree that we...

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Hora de poner la Sección J al día con las necesidades reales de las mujeres

Posted Fri 29 May 2015 - 13:14 | 1,606 views
Veinte años después de la Declaración y Plataforma de Acción de Beijing y de la elaboración específica de la Sección J sobre las mujeres y los medios de comunicación, el resultado de la revisión no refleja el impacto que las TIC han demostrado tener en la vida de las mujeres, como medio para promover u obstaculizar drásticamente sus derechos. En esta entrevista realizada por Bianca Baldo para...

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Proteger el derecho a la libertad de expresión: estrategias de sobrevivientes de violencia contra la mujer relacionada con la tecnología

Posted Fri 12 Dec 2014 - 03:26 | 9,921 views
La violencia contra las mujeres relacionada con la tecnología obstruye la libertad de expresión en la medida en que crea un entorno de miedo, intimidación, violencia, aislamiento social e impunidad. Este artículo escrito por Bianca Baldo para GenderIT.org explora los efectos de la violencia contra las mujeres relacionada con la tecnología sobre los derechos de las mujeres a la libertad de...

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Protecting the right to freedom of expression: Strategies of survivors of tech-related violence against women

Posted Mon 8 Dec 2014 - 21:06 | 11,586 views
Tech-related violence against women hinders freedom of expression (FOE) as it creates an environment of fear, intimidation, violence, social isolation and impunity. This article written for GenderIT.org by Bianca Baldo explores the effects of tech-related VAW on women's rights to FOE, providing insight on human rights law, the different forms of tech-related VAW, the reasons behind it, the...

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Hands off my internet! Abortion stigmas - accessing and controlling information on reproductive rights

Posted Mon 15 Sep 2014 - 20:11 | 3,771 views
The internet provides a vital space for women and girls to access information about sexual and reproductive health and services, including information about abortion. Yet both governments and corporations censor that information – but you can be part of the conversation that helps break down the boundaries to this important health information.