Gender & ICTs

Claiming governance spaces: from Gender and Internet Governance Exchange to Africa Internet Governance Forum

Johannesburg

The Association for Progressive Communications’ Caroline Tagny interviewed Chenai Chair, a participant of the Africa Gender and Internet Governance Exchange, on her experience.

Chenai Chair is a researcher with Research ICT Africa.

Violence against women online

On the 28 and 29 September 2015, CIPESA held its eighth Forum on Internet Freedom in East Africa.

Statement: Facts on #TakeBacktheTech

12 October 2015 (APC for APCNews)

The attack against APC and Take Back the Tech and efforts to hijack the #takebackthetech hashtag, which has involved people who self-associate with #Gamergate posting threats targeting members of our community and images that depict women being subjected to physical and sexual violence, illustrate how women’s and girls’ voices are silenced on social networking platforms by violent and sexist expression.

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Facts on #TakeBacktheTech

By APC (October 2015, APC )

Since Friday, 9 October 2015, a mounting online attack has been launched against the Twitter hashtag #TakeBacktheTech and associated initiatives. The attack against APC and Take Back the Tech and efforts to hijack the #takebackthetech hashtag, which has involved people who self-associate with #Gamergate posting threats targeting members of our community and images that depict women being subjected to physical and sexual violence, illustrate how women’s and girls’ voices are silenced on social networking platforms by violent and sexist expression.

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Storify on #TakeBackTheTech - 9 October: What impact does online violence have on women and girls?

Take Action for #TakeBackTheTech and #ImagineAFeministInternet

10 October 2015 (APC WRP for APCNews)

On Friday the 9th of October 2015, misoynists, trolls and a variety of people who associate with the #Gamergate hashtag decided to occupy and corrupt the #TakeBackTheTech and #ImagineAFeministInternet hashtags by posting thousands of anti-feminist and misogynistic tweets and memes. This online attack against feminist activism online is deliberate, planned, and coordinated and it’s only one example of the attack that feminists face online.

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Take Action for #TakeBackTheTech and #ImagineAFeministInternet

By APC WRP (October 2015, APC )

On 9th of October 2015, misogynists, trolls and a variety of people who associate with the #Gamergate hashtag decided to occupy and corrupt the #TakeBackTheTech and #ImagineAFeministInternet hashtags by posting thousands of anti-feminist and misogynistic tweets and memes. This attack is the response to a tweet chat organised by the Internet Governance Forum Best Practice Forum on Countering Online Violence and Abuse, to discuss the impact of such violence. This online attack against feminist activism online is deliberate, planned and coordinated, and it’s only one example of the attacks that feminists face online.

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Expert group meeting: Due diligence and accountability for online violence against women

9 October 2015 (APC for APCNews)

The Association for Progressive Communications, the Due Diligence Project, and the Robert F. Kennedy Training Institute are organising a two-day expert group meeting on “Due diligence for violence against women online: The role of the state and internet intermediaries” to be held in Florence, Italy on 15-16 October 2015.

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Internet rights are human rights: Reflections from workshops in the DRC and Kenya on violence against women

Johannesburgo

I’ve had the privilege, this past year, to travel to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Kenya to facilitate workshops based on our Internet Rights are Human Rights: Violence Against Women (VAW) online curriculum.

Imagine a Feminist Internet: Reflections on freedom of expression and misogynistic online content

Malaysia

This video by Dhyta Caturani from EngageMedia features Sheena Magenya and Naomi Fontanos speaking about online misogynistic content and its relation to freedom of expression, while attending the second Imagine a Feminist Internet meeting in Malaysia, July 2015.