Gender & ICTs

Reshaping the internet for women

9 January 2017 (Flavia Fascendini for APCNews)

Even in 2015 the contribution by women to Wikipedia, one of the largest repositories online of organised knowledge about the world, had not reached 25% of the total. Most of the content online comes from the global North, specifically from white male contributors in North America. What needs to be done to ensure diversity, localisation and gender parity in content online? APCNews speaks to Anasuya Sengupta and Siko Bouterse from Whose Knowledge? project to find out more.

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Economic, Social, Cultural Rights and the Internet: The Feminist Take

14 December 2016 (GenderIT.org)

Does internet technology make the realisation of economic, social, cultural rights a stronger possibility, especially for women and gender nonconforming people? This is the question that the GenderIT.org edition on ESC rights and the internet seeks to answer. The GISWatch report on ESC rights looks at various contexts around the world of how the internet has acted largely as an enabler for ESC rights, and sometimes as a dis-abler or rather a selective enabler, that widens the gaps around existing axis of social and economic difference.

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Economic, Social, Cultural Rights and the Internet: The Feminist Take

Does the internet make the realisation of economic, social, cultural rights a stronger possibility, especially for women and gender nonconforming people? This is the question that our edition on ESC rights and the internet seeks to answer.

Beyond the offline-online binary – why women need a new global social contract

Original artwork by Flavia FascendiniOriginal artwork by Flavia Fascendini The non-territorial, transborder Internet has overlaid layers of complexity to the human rights debate.

Algorithmic discrimination and the feminist politics of being in the data

Image source: Gisela Giardino, FlickrImage source: Gisela Giardino, Flickr Concern with the role Facebook may or may not have played in swaying the outcome of the U.S.

ESC rights, gender and internet: Learnings from the GISWatch report

Image depicts China’s popular vlogger Papi JiangImage depicts China’s popular vlogger Papi Jiang The Global Information Society Watch report last year (GISWatch) dealt explicitly with internet and sexual rights, and this year the report examines the “link between economic, social, cultural (ESC) rights and the

ARROW for Change: Sexuality, Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights, and the Internet

By The Asian-Pacific Resource & Research Centre for Women in collaboration with Tactical Technology Collective (January 2016, )

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Digital Storytelling: All our stories are true and they are ours!

29 November 2016 (Jennifer Radloff for GenderIT.org)

“It is a revolutionary act to take control of our voices and the technology to speak of our own lives,” says Jennifer Radloff in this article for GenderIT.org, in which she explains the methodology, the process, and the importance of digital storytelling. For the full stories, visit our new digital storytelling platform at stories.apc.org!

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"We see and value the transformative potential of the internet": Jac sm Kee received the Stieg Larsson Award 2016

Stockholm

Jac sm KeeJac sm KeeStieg Larsson, the author of the Millennium Trilogy, tirelessly fought against racism and misogyny, and for freedom of speech. A fight based on a simple idea: that everyone has the right to be themselves.

New GenderIT.org edition celebrating the 10 years of Take Back the Tech!

17 November 2016 (GenderIT.org)

This edition brings to us the voices from the campaigns scattered across the world, from the Democratic Republic of Congo to Canada, Bosnia and Herzegovina to India. The editorial written by Sara Baker who has led the campaign for almost 4 years now points to the shift that has taken place recently, and how online VAW is being acknowledged as a problem in mainstream news, included as an offence in the laws of several countries.

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