Gender & ICTs

Public. Autonomous. Anonymous. Group. Sexting. At AWID 2016. Oh yeah!

“Welcome to the Feminist Internet eXchange Hub! Make sure you come back tonight for some group sexting – public, autonomous, anonymous, group sexting!” we called to women as they stumbled in to explore our feminist internet exchange space at AWID Feminist Futures Forum: Building Collective Power for Rights and Justice.

We can't do it alone: Connections at AWID 2016

There was something malevolent in the inequality, and now I knew it. It acted in the depths, it dug deeper than money.” – Elena Ferrante, The Story of the Lost Child

Drum beats resound around the ‘country’ that I come from.

An open letter of thanks to AWID

This was my first time at an AWID Forum. By the end of the conference it was clear that that I am a woman. Strong, determined, beautiful and powerful.

Feminist politics of freedom of speech - Reflections on session in AWID 2016

Grafitti in Mostar, Bosnia.Grafitti in Mostar, Bosnia.We all know feminism and the world do not go hand-in-hand on many things, especially if trying to address violence against women in the virtual world.

[COLUMN] Labour, sustainability, resilience: Gender, ICTs and climate change

Artwork courtesy of Flavia FascendiniArtwork courtesy of Flavia Fascendini_This article is part of a series of GenderIT.org columns. Four columnists, two in English and two in Spanish, will open up topics and themes that we want to learn more about.

APC's Jac sm Kee awarded the 2016 Stieg Larsson Prize

19 October 2016 (APC)

The 2016 Stieg Larsson Prize is awarded to Malaysian feminist activist and APC Women’s Rights Programme manager Jac sm Kee, for her struggle for women’s right to a free online environment and for an open and equal information society based on the potential of the internet.

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New GenderIT.org edition! Fortitude and change in AWID Forum 2016

12 October 2016 (GenderIT.org)

In this special edition, GenderIT.org shares the experiences and reflections on the recent AWID Forum, in which a large group of women from APC Women’s Rights Programme and partners from different countries and regions, participated enthusiastically. This year’s AWID Forum showed that the feminist movement keeps growing stronger worldwide, and is committed to a politics of diversity and inclusion.

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Opening plenary: Energy, song and feminist rituals to ward off evil

Costa de Sauípe, Bahia, Brazil

“We don’t like prisons but we don’t fear them.” – Yara Sallam, Egypt

The 13th AWID International Forum began on Thursday with an opening plenary to the tune of Bahian music, song and dance to honor Oxum, orisha of Brazilian hospitality, followed by inspiring presentations and questions posed by guest panelists on t

The gender binary: Thank you!

Chennai, India

Pencil drawing by Living Smile Vidya, theatre actress and activist based in Chennai.Pencil drawing by Living Smile Vidya, theatre actress and activist based in Chennai.This is a thank you note. It is also a statement of purpose.

Let’s start, not in media res, but at the beginning.

I have been “online” – in as many senses of the word as is possible – since 1997-98.

Joining the dots: Gender, ICTs and climate change (1)

Australia

The climate crisis: Why women and women’s movements need to be up front

As I write this in mid-August 2016, Iranians are struggling to deal with temperatures reaching 60 degrees Celsius, while across the Middle East temperatures are reaching the point where scientists are saying climate change may severely impact the

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