Gender & ICTs
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.
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.
Internet rights are human rights: Reflections from workshops in the DRC and Kenya on violence against women
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.
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.
We’re back with the third in a series of seven mini-editions highlighting the project “End violence: Women’s rights and safety online”. Using the voices and stories of three women survivors and research led by civil society organisation One World Platform for Southeast Europe, this edition explores various facets of technology-related violence against women in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
From the internet’s humble beginnings as a handful of interconnected machines in the 1960s to its wide distribution in the 1990s, noone could have foreseen what it has grown into today – a public network open to all who have access to a screen with a connection to the web.
As the representative of Take Back the Tech! Bangladesh I took the opportunity to give a presentation on the topic- ‘Consent, autonomy and agency: Online violence’ from a Bangladeshi perspective. Case studies of online violence in Bangladesh, government initiatives, campaigns of Take Back the Tech!
This is the second edition of the annual joint ITU and UN Women Award to celebrate outstanding people and entities who champion gender equality in the field of ICTs. In 2014, APC’s “Take Back the Tech!
The Istanbul Convention is a legal document that was presented by the Council of Europe in 2011.