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Kateřina Fialová

Katerina lives in Czech Republic and enjoys spending as much time possible in India. Likes singing in a choir and practicing yoga every early morning. She is the GenderIT.org coordinator and loves her job.

Democratic Republic of Congo: Exploring technology-related violence against women

Posted Mon 4 Jan 2016 - 08:20 | 8,083 views
This is the last in a series of mini editions highlighting the “End violence: Women’s rights and safety online” project. Each edition focuses on one country in which the research was conducted. It brings together major findings and interviews with the research teams. Drawing on three documented case studies, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) research documents some of the characteristics of...

Locating gender at the Internet Governance Forum 2015

Posted Tue 22 Dec 2015 - 13:38 | 10,005 views
For nine years, feminist activists struggled to bring gender issues out of the peripheries at the Internet Governance Forum (IGF). The 2015 IGF which took place in Joao Pessoa, Brazil, proved that the link between gender and internet governance is being more and more recognised. Women accounted for 38% of onsite participants. Gender, women's and sexual rights was mentioned in at least 15...

The politics of sex

Posted Fri 13 Nov 2015 - 10:47 | 8,395 views
“For many, sexuality goes to the heart of who we are as human beings,” writes Alan Finlay, the editor of the latest Global information society watch (GISWatch) report and also the guest editor for this edition of GenderIT.org. The 2015 GISWatch brings stories on the politics of sex and sexual rights online from 52 countries worldwide. Through interviews with authors, and a selection of links...

Feminist talk

Talking about snowflakes on the iceberg

Posted Fri 19 Jun 2015 - 16:31 | 5,668 views
It is late spring of 2015 and we are sitting in one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, talking about a grave violation of women's human rights: violence against women (VAW). It has been a long time since I have been invited to speak about technology-based VAW to a group which is primarily working in the area of women's rights and VAW, but engages little if at all with internet rights. It is...

Feminist talk

IGF 2012: Day two in room four

Posted Fri 23 Nov 2012 - 11:41 | 5,786 views
What I most value about the IGF is that thanks to its multi-stakeholder principle, it widens my perspective on pressing internet governance issues. However, all three sessions I attended on day two in room number four, while talking about human rights, failed to include women's right perspective. Women internet users are important stakeholder and it is evident that even after six years of...

Gender Peripheries of the 2012 Internet Governance Forum

Posted Thu 22 Nov 2012 - 21:24 | 11,152 views
The 7th Internet Governance Forum in Baku drew to a close two weeks ago. "Avri Doria in her introduction to this edition":http://www.genderit.org/node/3709 discusses several breakthroughs made by this the world’s most important internet governance encounter. For the first time the forum has openly discussed human rights on the internet, and has...

Crossing borders : cyberspace and national security

Posted Thu 25 Oct 2012 - 20:45 | 11,931 views
This edition of GenderIT.org explores the online safety of women human rights defenders from the perspective of national security and counter-terrorism. National security often encompasses a variety of security threats, including those in cyberspace. While national security measures are meant to protect the security of a nation and its citizen, in many contexts they serve as a pretext for...

In depth

Philippines: the problematic cybercrime prevention law of 2012

Posted Mon 8 Oct 2012 - 10:17 | 8,649 views
The recent passage of the Philippine Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012 (or the Republic Act 10175) has elicited strong negative reactions from various stakeholders. Civil society organizations (CSOs), academe, journalists, bloggers, and Filipino netizens have expressed great concern over certain provisions of the law that impinged their constitutional right to freedom of expression. To date,...

Feminist talk

Internet improves access to health care for sex workers in the Olympics area of London

Posted Thu 21 Jun 2012 - 09:03 | 5,951 views
The challenge of doing sexual health outreach work in East London has been transformed by police action in the run up to the Olympics. APC member GreenNet answered Open Doors Sexual Health Clinic’s request for a new website that could speak clearly to east London sexworkers with advice and resources.

In depth

Estar conectadas es lo mismo que ir a una manifestación

Posted Tue 19 Jun 2012 - 17:52 | 5,192 views
Treinta personas de los seis continentes participaron en el “Diálogo sobre seguridad digital y defensores/as de los derechos humanos de las mujeres” organizado por APC para analizar las tendencias regionales y mundiales en torno a la seguridad digital, la libertad de expresión y de asociación y su impacto sobre las defensoras de los derechos humanos de las mujeres. Katerina Fialova y Sonia...