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The identity predicament: a story about statelessness and the fight for denied rights

GenderIT.org feminist talk - Thu, 07/15/2021 - 21:27

The system of integrated biometric database in Kenya, Huduma Namba, exposes multilayered challenges of statelessness, loss of basic human rights and availing government services. Through conversations with Mariam, a Nubian woman, we learn about the tedious and extremely long waiting period to obtain an ID card, without which people from ethnic minorities are not counted as citizens, and are pushed to the margins.

The identity predicament: a story about statelessness and the fight for denied rights

Feminist reflections on internet policies - Thu, 07/15/2021 - 21:27

The system of integrated biometric database in Kenya, Huduma Namba, exposes multilayered challenges of statelessness, loss of basic human rights and availing government services. Through conversations with Mariam, a Nubian woman, we learn about the tedious and extremely long waiting period to obtain an ID card, without which people from ethnic minorities are not counted as citizens, and are pushed to the margins.

#MeToo India: The limits of analysis

Feminist reflections on internet policies - Tue, 07/06/2021 - 16:17

In this paper, researcher Nayantara Ranganathan analyses tweets with the hashtag #metooindia, and examines the possibilities, limits and contradictions of studying a movement through a dataset of tweets centred around a phrase.

Juntas y revueltas: explorando territorios de la economía feminista

Juntas y revueltas: explorando territorios  de la economía feminista es una publicación de Colectiva XXK - Feminismos, pensamiento y acción y SOF Sempreviva Organização Feminista. Este  texto  es  una  elaboración  en  torno  a  algunos   territorios  de  la  economía  feminista,  entendida como  una  propuesta  política  que  articula  contenidos (conceptos, análisis y agenda) y formas organizativas que no disocian lo económico y lo político.

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Platforms, Power, and Politics: Perspectives from Domestic and Care Work in India

Feminist reflections on internet policies - Thu, 07/01/2021 - 22:53

CIS has been undertaking a two-year project studying the entry of digital platforms in the domestic and care work in India, supported by the Association for Progressive Communications as part of the Feminist Internet Research Network. Implemented through 2019-21, the objective of the project is to use a feminist lens to critique platform modalities and orient platformisation dynamics in radically different, worker-first ways. Ambika Tandon and Aayush Rathi led the research team at CIS. The Domestic Workers’ Rights Union is a partner in the implementation of the project, as co-researchers.

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Creating and Caring for Feminist Digital Archives in Africa

Feminist reflections on internet policies - Wed, 06/23/2021 - 20:58

This article explores the labour and determination that goes into preserving African women’s history, reclaiming online spaces and, more importantly, ensuring that these stories remain accessible and continue to grow for the future generation to come.

Erotics regional survey 2020 Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka: A different contextual exploration on sexuality, rights and the internet

Feminist reflections on internet policies - Thu, 06/10/2021 - 15:00

At different times over the past seven years, the Association of Progressive Communications Women’s Rights Programme (APC WRP) project EROTICS: Exploratory Research on Sexuality and the Internet has conducted surveys among its worldwide network of gender and sexuality activists, advocates, professionals and academics. APC launched the EROTICS network in 2009 to begin research in Brazil, India, Indonesia, Lebanon, South Africa and the United States.

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r/chickflixxx: (de)construcción feminista del porno en internet

¿Cómo se construye el porno, desde la mirada de las espectadoras, a través de las prácticas de compartir y comentar el material pornográfico disponible online? Este artículo, basado en un ejercicio de etnografía digital en una comunidad de Reddit, explora los sentidos del porno feminista en internet.

Queer lust and internet orgasms

Feminist reflections on internet policies - Tue, 06/08/2021 - 22:05

In this piece, the author investigates how they witnessed alternative porn that in its core is feminist, queer and diverse on the internet

When our work doesn't fit metrics: for another way to count women on Wikipedia

GenderIT.org feminist talk - Fri, 06/04/2021 - 20:59

The Wikipedia gender gap has been well documented for a decade. But are women in the Wikimedia movement in the same situation as a few years ago? What has changed and what still needs to be done?

When our work doesn't fit metrics: for another way to count women on Wikipedia

Feminist reflections on internet policies - Fri, 06/04/2021 - 20:59

The Wikipedia gender gap has been well documented for a decade. But are women in the Wikimedia movement in the same situation as a few years ago? What has changed and what still needs to be done?

Queer on the Internet: The Politics of Visibility

GenderIT.org feminist talk - Thu, 05/27/2021 - 21:00

In this article, three queer-identifying internet users from Pakistan, talk about queer (in)visibility and the precarity of private online spaces for expression.

Queer on the Internet: The Politics of Visibility

Feminist reflections on internet policies - Thu, 05/27/2021 - 21:00

In this article, three queer-identifying internet users from Pakistan, talk about queer (in)visibility and the precarity of private online spaces for expression.

Approaching the fight against autocracy with feminist principles of freedom

GenderIT.org feminist talk - Thu, 05/27/2021 - 19:00

This article examines the #FreeSenegal protests from a feminist perspective, depicting women's erasure from movements and revolutions in the African continent, and the prevalence of rape culture and sexual violence – even amidst anti-oppression protests.

Approaching the fight against autocracy with feminist principles of freedom

Feminist reflections on internet policies - Thu, 05/27/2021 - 19:00

This article examines the #FreeSenegal protests from a feminist perspective, depicting women's erasure from movements and revolutions in the African continent, and the prevalence of rape culture and sexual violence – even amidst anti-oppression protests.

Nuestras tareas no caben en sus métricas: por otra forma de contar a las mujeres en Wikipedia

La brecha de género en Wikipedia está bien documentada desde hace una década. Pero, ¿estamos las mujeres del movimiento Wikimedia en la misma situación que hace unos años? ¿Qué cambió y qué queda aún por hacer?

Imagining a principle for a feminist internet focusing on environmental justice

Feminist reflections on internet policies - Wed, 05/12/2021 - 00:36
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In July 2019, 26 women from diverse backgrounds met together in Chiapas, Mexico for three days in a hackfeminist meeting on technology and affections to imagine a principle for a feminist internet that centred care for the body, the self, the land – a principle that speaks to promoting respect for human and collective rights and that weaves policies of co-responsibility and interconnection to all life and land.

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South Korea: Censorship of telemedical services as a form of denying abortion access

GenderIT.org feminist talk - Thu, 04/29/2021 - 20:04

When countries invoke peripheral laws such as pharmaceutical violations or conscientious objection clauses as justification for blocking, restricting, or limiting abortion access, they are invariably creating additional barriers, not upholding legal integrity.

South Korea: Censorship of telemedical services as a form of denying abortion access

Feminist reflections on internet policies - Thu, 04/29/2021 - 20:04

When countries invoke peripheral laws such as pharmaceutical violations or conscientious objection clauses as justification for blocking, restricting, or limiting abortion access, they are invariably creating additional barriers, not upholding legal integrity.

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