The African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms and the Feminist Principles of the Internet advocate for an internet that is accessible, available, useable and affordable to all persons, without discrimination. Realising these principles has become increasingly urgent in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.
White allies rarely explain why particular racist actions might have occurred. White liberal intellectuals frequently learn anti-racist discourse and mimic it back at us with little trenchant thought given to their own experiences of whiteness.
We are excited to announce that from 15 to 23 June, the network will gather for the second annual workshop online to exchange experiences and research findings with the eight research projects that are led by FIRN partners based in different regions of the global South.
In the first session of “Speaking of Hatred: A three-part presentation on hatred, religion and gender in South and Southeast Asia", hosted by APC, Dr. V. Geetha explored the gendered nature of religion-based hatred and violence, as well as addressing broader questions on the nature of hate.
In response to the growing incidence of cyber harassment on Kenyan online platforms, KICTANet conducted a study to highlight the struggles of those affected by it, who are often women. The purpose of this policy brief is to understand the nature of cyber harassment and the existing policy gaps.
The newly launched position paper, available in English, French and Portuguese, consolidates Coalition members’ assessment of, and positions on, the promotion, protection and exercise of human rights online in the context of COVID-19.
What are the most effective responses to hate speech and violence online? To address the rising trend of hate speech and hate crimes, APC will be hosting a series of presentations, with a special focus on the Asian context.
Online violence against women during this pandemic has taken a turn for the worst. The "keyboard warriors”, as they are popularly known, have gone to the extent of cyberbullying victims of coronavirus.
Globally there has been a recorded surge of domestic violence against women especially, but has there been an increase in violence online? Morgan Barbour shares how she has dealt with increased violence and harassment online since the lockdown began, and how it is now part of her art.
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. Shakespeare wrote most of his plays during the bubonic plague, and now women and queer artists are using the internet and social media to open up spaces for marginalised communities and bodies.