A feminist internet

On holding half the sky: New GenderIT.org edition shares stories of resilience from the Horn of Africa
On holding half the sky: New GenderIT.org edition shares stories of resilience from the Horn of Africa 24 January 2023 Various contributors for GenderIT.org

The editors co-created this edition as a reflection of the ever-dynamic and actively resilient mosaic they know to be embodied in each daughter of the Horn. In the questions they ask, they find the answer always rooted in their untold histories, experiences and everyday realities.

A coy-tale: Queer cyber intimacy and the surveilled subject
A coy-tale: Queer cyber intimacy and the surveilled subject 19 December 2022 Lara Mansour for GenderIT.org

This personal essay by Lara Mansour narrates the experience of being gay in a conservative country like Egypt, and the anxieties of a first-ever digital sexual encounter.

Access denied: Gender digital divide as a form of violence in South and Southeast Asia
Access denied: Gender digital divide as a form of violence in South and Southeast Asia 16 December 2022 Various contributors for GenderIT.org

This new GenderIT.org edition collects stories of women and LGBTIQA+ individuals and communities from South and Southeast Asia discussing the impact of the gender digital divide and how they respond to the challenges and barriers.

New GenderIT.org edition: Trans perspectives on technology and politics from Latin America
New GenderIT.org edition: Trans perspectives on technology and politics from Latin America 12 December 2022 Various contributors for GenderIT.org

This edition encompasses the fused multiverses coexisting among trans populations across the Latin American global South. From visual arts to political science, it maps and highlights best practices engaging with technology as a tool for political emancipation, autonomy and self-determination.

Highlights of the APC network @IGF 2022
Highlights of the APC network @IGF 2022 08 December 2022 APCNews

The annual Internet Governance Forum (IGF) is the United Nations’ most significant multistakeholder event for tackling internet governance. Here are some highlights of the APC network's participation this year.

The Hidden Codes that Shape Our Expression: Understanding How Social Media Algorithms Obstruct Feminist Expression and How Malaysian Women Navigate the Challenges
The Hidden Codes that Shape Our Expression: Understanding How Social Media Algorithms Obstruct Feminist Expression and How Malaysian Women Navigate the Challenges 01 December 2022 Serene Lim

This research intends to better understand the barriers and biases resulting from algorithms in women’s access to freedom of opinion and expression, and to examine how they navigate these algorithms to create the much-needed space to speak out, to be heard, and to occupy digital spaces.

Brazilian feminist responses to online hate speech: Seeing online violence through an intersectional lens
Brazilian feminist responses to online hate speech: Seeing online violence through an intersectional lens 22 November 2022 Horacio Sívori and Lorena Mochel

This paper looks at current struggles and transformations on the meanings of online violence in Brazil. It interrogates how feminist research and interventions in digital technologies respond to online violence against LGBTIQA+ people in the contemporary political scenario. 

#OurVoicesAtIGF: OVOF partners meet at the Internet Governance Forum 2022
#OurVoicesAtIGF: OVOF partners meet at the Internet Governance Forum 2022 17 November 2022 GenderIT.org

The partners in the Our Voices, Our Futures (OVOF) project will meet at the 17th Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in Ethiopia on 28 November to 2 December 2022, to amplify the voices of structurally marginalised folks in six countries from Asia and Africa.

A commitment to creativity: The online aesthetics of feminist labour
A commitment to creativity: The online aesthetics of feminist labour 15 November 2022 Zoya Rehman for GenderIT.org

This two-part series sheds light on how art and creativity play a key role in activism in Pakistan and provide the country's feminist movement and struggles with a prominent visual aesthetics on the internet.

Rich white boys’ takeover of spaces of organising: Should you stay or should you go?
Rich white boys’ takeover of spaces of organising: Should you stay or should you go? 10 November 2022 Nyx McLean for GenderIT.org

As rich white men like Elon Musk own and control online platforms, these spaces are becoming more and more unwelcoming for queer and marginalised people. As individuals who have made and found communities in these spaces, should we leave our place on platforms like Twitter?

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