Gender & ICTs

New issue paper: Women’s rights, gender and Internet governance

5 November 2015 (Avri Doria for the “End violence: Women’s rights and safety online” project)

This issue paper addresses the degree to which gender and women’s rights feature in Internet governance, in multiple interconnected ways including, but certainly not limited to, access, content and representation. Gender and women’s rights occupy a largely rhetorical role in today’s discussion of Internet governance.

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Women’s rights, gender and Internet governance

By Avri Doria (November 2015, APC )

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The thing about gaming

Lebanon

The thing about gaming is you can’t quite explain the immersiveness of it to non-gamers. And I speak not about mindless arcade games you play to pass the time (although I think time-passing on a screen is totally legit. Play on, Candy Crushers).

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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