A feminist internet

Sex on the internet: GenderIT.org covers sexual agency and rights, networking, safety online
Sex on the internet: GenderIT.org covers sexual agency and rights, networking, safety online 25 July 2013 Flavia Fascendini

The latest GenderIT edition draws on the groundbreaking survey of APC’s EROTICS project and probes specific realities in different countries, including the value of the internet in sexual rights advocacy, online challenges faced by sexual rights activists and the role of network building in resisting online threats and content regulation.  

Five principles for a feminist approach to technology
Five principles for a feminist approach to technology 14 March 2013 Richa Kaul Padte

When most people think about women and technology, the two things may seem incongruent: a cartoon visualisation of a woman struggling to use the toaster; a joke about women drivers; female executives calling in ‘the IT guys’ to fix their computers.    

Women's rights and safety online: Project partners granted to strengthen national work
Women's rights and safety online: Project partners granted to strengthen national work 14 February 2013 Flavia Fascendini

Colnodo, KICTANet, and Foundation for Media Alternatives, all APC members and partners in the project “End violence: Women’s rights and safety online” were recognised with additional funding to support elements of their work focusing on the promotion of women’s rights and safety online.

End violence: Women's rights and safety online
End violence: Women's rights and safety online 20 August 2012

Technology-related violence against women is increasing at an alarming rate – yet it expresses itself differently around the world. This initiative is helping women create safe and secure environments online in seven different countries in Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America.

Feminist Talk @ AWID: Thinking about gender and technology
Feminist Talk @ AWID: Thinking about gender and technology 20 April 2012 Nyx McLean

I am sitting at AWID in Istanbul and digesting the first day, as well as the Feminist Tech Exchange which happened the day before. I am also getting used to the Turkish keyboard which is limiting my punctuation use. I have been distracted the past two days by what is happening back home in South Africa around the rape video. I will not describe it in-depth but simply state…

Feminist Talk @ AWID: Filtered by the state, inspired by Gita Sen
Feminist Talk @ AWID: Filtered by the state, inspired by Gita Sen 20 April 2012 Vale

The convention center is big, enormous, 2500 women from all over the world to attend the 12th AWID International Forum on Women’s Rights in Development. It’s my first AWID, usually I avoid these overwhelming conventions but this time I couldn’t say no.

AWID presents significant moments for women's rights in 2011
AWID presents significant moments for women's rights in 2011 08 February 2012 GJ

A list of the significant moments for women’s rights in 2011. AWID presents a visual overview of the year through a women’s rights lens.    

APC’s Take Back the Tech! video is UN Women's "video of the week"
APC’s Take Back the Tech! video is UN Women's "video of the week" 09 February 2011 KB

APC’s ‘What can you do to end violence against women? Take Back The Tech!’ video is the featured video on the United Nations’ Say NO – UNiTE to End Violence Against Women campaign this week.

A national cyber-strategy for Congo, which integrates women
A national cyber-strategy for Congo, which integrates women 04 January 2011 LC

Azur Développement, a small NGO that works in the area of gender and ICTs in the Congo and member of APC, participated in the Communicating for Influence in Central East and West Africa project, which involved research and advocacy on national ICT policies and the telecommunications reform in various African countries. Sylvie Niombo, Executive Director, talks about the various challenges and o...

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