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GenderIT.org

Launched in 2006, GenderIT.org is a groundbreaking resource site that provides feminist reviews and commentary on internet policy and culture. It started as a site monitoring policy developments on ICT and gender, and from its beginnings has been unique. Initially it was one of the first sites looking at ICT policy through a gender lens. Many years later, GenderIT.org remains a unique space for its focus on the global South, its focus on those working at the grassroots level (grounded in the experience of the women in the society in which they live), and its emphasis on both advocacy and social justice.

In depth

Of cultural controls and gender inequality: Talking about technology-related violence against women in Pakistan

Posted Fri 29 May 2015 - 14:14 | 4,732 views
Pakistan was one of seven countries covered by APC’s research project “End violence: Women's rights and safety online”. The research in Pakistan was done in association with Bytes for All, a human rights organisation that focuses on ICTs. Here, GenderIT.org speaks to the manager of advocacy and outreach at Bytes for All, Furhan Hussain, to bring us a closer look into the research findings.

Editorial

How doing the research became a game-changer for me

Posted Mon 12 Jan 2015 - 03:30 | 7,064 views
It is an honour for me to introduce this edition of GenderIT.org. This particular issue brings together articles on some of the most important aspects of technology-driven violence against women, hitherto not well understood by the general public, governments or institutions. Much of the material in this issue draws on extensive research conducted by the Association for Progressive Communications...
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How technology informs my activism: A conversation with gender and technology activists in Barcelona

Posted Mon 27 Oct 2014 - 15:27 | 15,970 views
Interviewed during the APC Member Meeting in Barcelona, Spain, gender and technology activists Anne Roth, Hilary Goldstein, Marie Githini, and Sarah Marland, talked about how technology informs their activism and what turns them on about technology.

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Women's rights at the 2014 IGF

Posted Mon 8 Sep 2014 - 22:09 | 6,381 views
All sorts of members of the internet community got together for the 2014 Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in Istanbul from September 2-5. There were hundreds of workshops and meetings and side events, and even an entirely parallel Internet Ungovernance Forum, challenging the dominance of governments and corporations at the IGF.

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APC launches "Feminist Principles of the Internet" at 2014 Internet Governance Forum

Posted Wed 3 Sep 2014 - 15:10 | 4,427 views
On 1 September 2014, APC launched the “Feminist Principles of the Internet” at the Sexual Rights Pre-Event of the 2014 Internet Governance Forum in Istanbul, Turkey.

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Gender Workshops, Actions, and Events at the IGF 2014

Posted Thu 28 Aug 2014 - 23:01 | 4,119 views
Over the years, APC’s Women’s Rights Programme (WRP) has actively participated at the IGF in order to raise questions, issues, and linkages between feminism and the internet. Participation of gender advocates at the IGF has grown every year and this year’s WRP delegation includes 23 feminist and queer activists from India, Indonesia, Uganda, Argentina, Malaysia, Lebanon, South Africa, Kenya,...

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IGF 2014: Gender Dynamic Coalition taking place on Tuesday 2 September

Posted Thu 28 Aug 2014 - 21:55 | 3,726 views
The Gender Dynamic Coalition meeting will discuss outcomes from key processes and discussions on Internet governance leading up to IGF 2014 – including 2013 IGF Gender Report Card findings, WSIS+10 results, and NetMundial to assess integration of gender issues and concerns. The meeting also launches the new “Feminist Principles of the Internet,” which is a working document produced from a meeting...

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¡Se acabó el suspenso! Conoce los resultados de la encuesta de lectores/as de GenderIT.org

Posted Wed 13 Aug 2014 - 17:15 | 4,389 views
A mediados del 2014, GenderIT.org difundió un cuestionario en línea solicitando a sus lectores/as que lo completaran. Se otorgó un período de 5 semanas para realizar dicha tarea. A la fecha de cierre de la encuesta, un total de 162 personas habían respondido en forma íntegra el cuestionario de GenderIT.org. De esas personas, 111 (69%) respondieron usando el cuestionario en inglés y 51 usando el...

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The suspense is over! Check the GenderIT.org readership survey results

Posted Thu 24 Jul 2014 - 10:33 | 3,944 views
In mid-2014 GenderIT.org disseminated an online questionnaire, requesting that all users of GenderIT.org respond. A period of 5 weeks was given for response. By the closing date, a total of 162 people had submitted a full questionnaire response to GenderIT.org. Of these, 111 (69%) responded using the English questionnaire and 51 using the Spanish questionnaire.

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Gender Report Card at the IGF in Bali: Take this on!

Posted Mon 21 Oct 2013 - 14:54 | 3,582 views
The IGF Gender Report Card is an initiative to measure the level of progress on the inclusion of gender equality and the promotion women’s empowerment in this important internet governance policy dialogue process. Are you at the IGF? Take this on! Invite others to take part in monitoring.