Gender & ICTs

"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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Our collective story: 10 years of taking action on technology and gender-based violence

1 November 2016 (Take Back the Tech!)

How have internet technologies changed in the past decade? How have these changes affected the way we engage, relate, organise and take action? Have you been involved in Take Back the Tech!? How has campaigning made a difference in your community? Let’s write our collective story of feminist engagement with technology for transformation. Take action!

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A painting of an African feminist internet

Uganda

Irene KagoyaIrene KagoyaThe internet remains one of the historical developments transforming human behaviour, greatly impacting on the social, economic, cultural and political spheres of life at an incredible speed.

Tools for movement builders: ICT Toolkit and We Rise – Just Associates

“We want movements that are effective, resilient, visible and safe.”

Just Associates facilitated two events at the AWID Forum to launch new and innovative resources contributing to creative and engaged feminist movement building based on the experiences and “living movement building stories” of women’s rights activis

The backbone of our thirsty complicities: from internet hiccups to collective synapsis at AWID 2016

Attribution TeleGeography’s Telecom ResourcesAttribution TeleGeography’s Telecom ResourcesGot internet? That was probably one of the most asked questions that underlined the whole AWID Forum this year in Bahia (Brazil).

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.

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