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Networks Woven with Care

Feminist reflections on internet policies - Wed, 01/20/2021 - 18:02

Once upon a time, not long ago, in a village in southeast Brazil, women came together to exchange information and learn collectively about the influence of technology on their lives and on the spirit of the community. In the process, they learned something of great value.

Online protests against Poland's abortion law become stronger

GenderIT.org feminist talk - Tue, 01/12/2021 - 10:12

New changes to Poland's abortion law could effectively ban abortion. Online protests have been building momentum to counter the force of the government, even as the pandemic rages on in Europe.

Online protests against Poland's abortion law become stronger

Feminist reflections on internet policies - Tue, 01/12/2021 - 10:12

New changes to Poland's abortion law could effectively ban abortion. Online protests have been building momentum to counter the force of the government, even as the pandemic rages on in Europe.

Mujeres en las redes comunitarias de América Latina: la historia de Belem

GenderIT y Locnet invitaron a mujeres que trabajan en redes de internet comunitaria a compartir sus experiencias y reflexiones sobre la importancia de la comunicación significativa en sus comunidades físicas y digitales en tiempos de COVID-19. En este cómic de Marcela Guerra, conocemos la historia de Belem, basada en entrevistas a mujeres de Colombia, México, Argentina y Brasil.

Internet, género e interseccionalidad

Este año, y por primera vez en la región, se realizó la sesión “Gobernanza de internet, género e interseccionalidad”. El evento se organizó en el marco de la reunión preparatoria del Foro de Gobernanza de Internet (IGF, por sus siglas en inglés) en función a la siguiente pregunta: ¿qué puede hacer el enfoque de género por las políticas de tecnologías?

SEX: una experiencia de sexting artístico para la deconstrucción del entretenimiento erótico en internet

Flor Vida hace una reseña de la obra teatral argentina SEX, que con la pandemia se trasladó al espacio virtual. Se trata de una experiencia interactiva que promueve la deconstrucción del entretenimiento erótico en internet.

Women in community networks in Latin America: the story of Belem

GenderIT.org feminist talk - Wed, 12/16/2020 - 14:39

GenderIT and Locnet invited women who work in CNs to share their experiences in the times of COVID-19 and their reflections on what these times have revealed around centering meaningful communication in their physical and digital communities. This is the second part of the stories that got to be told about the acts of care in communication technlogies under the pandemic.

Women in community networks in Latin America: the story of Belem

Feminist reflections on internet policies - Wed, 12/16/2020 - 14:39

GenderIT and Locnet invited women who work in CNs to share their experiences in the times of COVID-19 and their reflections on what these times have revealed around centering meaningful communication in their physical and digital communities. This is the second part of the stories that got to be told about the acts of care in communication technlogies under the pandemic.

Hardworking and resilient women engage with a health information chatbot in Pamoja Net

GenderIT.org feminist talk - Wed, 12/16/2020 - 11:39

Through awareness-raising work groups organised by Pamoja Net in DRC, women and girls learned how to participate in the network and to access and verify health information through a telephone helpline and a chatbot.

Hardworking and resilient women engage with a health information chatbot in Pamoja Net

Feminist reflections on internet policies - Wed, 12/16/2020 - 11:39

Through awareness-raising work groups organised by Pamoja Net in DRC, women and girls learned how to participate in the network and to access and verify health information through a telephone helpline and a chatbot.

How feminist research shapes AI, privacy, and data protection discourse

GenderIT.org feminist talk - Fri, 12/11/2020 - 10:46

In this second post in a series on artificial intelligence, research in the African context, Chenai shares why she believes that a feminist approach to research around AI is the only way.

How feminist research shapes AI, privacy, and data protection discourse

Feminist reflections on internet policies - Fri, 12/11/2020 - 10:46

In this second post in a series on artificial intelligence, research in the African context, Chenai shares why she believes that a feminist approach to research around AI is the only way.

Reseña de Design Justice: Community-Led Practices to Build the Worlds We Need, de Sasha Costanza-Chock

En esta reseña del libro Design Justice de Sasha Costanza-Chock, se hace un llamamiento a subvertir y trastocar el proceso de diseño y a hacerlo centrado en la justicia en lugar de en la eficiencia o la eficacia.

Design Justice: Community-Led Practices to Build the Worlds We Need

GenderIT.org feminist talk - Tue, 12/08/2020 - 16:49

Design justice advocates for processes of design that do not extract or appropriate the knowledge of users but build systems and software that are of use to them, rather than to companies and designers themselves. In this review of the book on design justice by Sasha Constanza-Chock, there is a call to subvert and upend the process of designing and to make it about justice rather than efficiency or efficacy. 

Design Justice: Community-Led Practices to Build the Worlds We Need

Feminist reflections on internet policies - Tue, 12/08/2020 - 16:49

Design justice advocates for processes of design that do not extract or appropriate the knowledge of users but build systems and software that are of use to them, rather than to companies and designers themselves. In this review of the book on design justice by Sasha Constanza-Chock, there is a call to subvert and upend the process of designing and to make it about justice rather than efficiency or efficacy. 

Tiéndeme una trampa y acaba conmigo: Obligaciones legales de las apps de citas para combatir la violencia sexual

Cientos de personas experimentan acoso y abuso sexual en Tinder y otras aplicaciones de citas, que en gran medida ignoran a las/os supervivientes. ¿Cuál es la obligación legal y ética que tienen estas plataformas cuando son usadas por agresores sexuales para cazar mujeres y otras personas de grupos vulnerables?

Set me up, knock me down: Legal Obligations of Dating Apps to address Sexual Violence

GenderIT.org feminist talk - Thu, 12/03/2020 - 09:44

Recent reports reveal that hundreds of people experience sexual harassment and abuse on Tinder and damningly, that Tinder largely ignored survivors. What is the legal and ethical obligation that dating platforms have when their platform is repeatedly used by sexual assaulters to prey on women and others? 

Set me up, knock me down: Legal Obligations of Dating Apps to address Sexual Violence

Feminist reflections on internet policies - Thu, 12/03/2020 - 09:44

Recent reports reveal that hundreds of people experience sexual harassment and abuse on Tinder and damningly, that Tinder largely ignored survivors. What is the legal and ethical obligation that dating platforms have when their platform is repeatedly used by sexual assaulters to prey on women and others? 

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