A feminist internet
Come join the discussion on 21 June at the Palais des Nations, Geneva, to explore the next steps to address online, digital and ICT-facilitated violence against women and girls (VAWG), the potential of a human rights framework to analyse states’ and digital intermediaries’ responses to VAWG in digital contexts, and recommendations on what can be done to curb and ultimately eliminate online, digital and ICT-facilitated VAWG.
"You are the leaders of social media. People need to know about you and the work you’re doing,” said Osama Manzar, founder-director of Digital Empowerment Foundation, addressing the finalists and other guests at the fifth annual Social Media for Empowerment Awards (SM4E).
The mapping study on the themes of embodiment, agency, expression, movement building, access, economy and gendered labour in network economies indicates common trends, issues and areas for further research and emerging fields of study and intervention.
A new resource launched by GSMA, in collaboration with the Alliance for Affordable Internet, the World Wide Web Foundation and APC, provides an introductory guide for researchers to collect comparable and accurate data on women’s and men’s internet access and use.
This GenderIT.org edition is an exploration of the multiple layers of the relationship between sexuality, rights and sexual expression and the internet. Does it open up new avenues for expression, or does it expose people to more variations of the violence that we face onground/offline?
This article by APC's Jac sm Kee points a critical lens at questions of autonomy on the internet and in an age of big data, asking how these technologies can empower women and queer persons to fully exercise and enjoy their rights, both online and offline.
To assess the scope of this impact on sexual rights advocacy the EROTICS team designed and applied a global survey to map how sexual rights activists use the internet to advance their work, and to document and provide insights on the types of risks, harassment, content regulation, or censorship they deal with, and how they respond to them.
In 2017, APC carried out a mapping study of the research in gender and digital technology taking place in or concerning middle and low-income countries in the last decade. The study focuses on information and communications technologies and the internet in particular but broadly encompasses digital technology and its impact on gender.
As part of the EROTICS research, the Women's Media Collective, Sri Lanka did research on human rights of Sri Lanka lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer and on the uses of online space by lesbian women. In this interview by Shubha Kayastha, WMC talks about their process and recommendations.
This GenderIT.org edition is an exploration of the multiple layers of the relationship between sexuality, rights and sexual expression and the internet. Does it open up new avenues and forums for expression, or does it expose people to more variations of the violence, abuse and harassment that we face onground/offline? And is this even a question to ask, since it is now inevitable that we are a...