A feminist internet

HRC38: Eliminating online, digital and ICT-facilitated violence against women and girls
HRC38: Eliminating online, digital and ICT-facilitated violence against women and girls 18 June 2018

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.

Building Blocks of Social Networks
Building Blocks of Social Networks 13 June 2018 Digital Empowerment Foundation

"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).

Executive summary: Mapping research in gender and digital technology
Executive summary: Mapping research in gender and digital technology 08 June 2018 Namita Aavriti

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.

New toolkit for researching women's internet access and use
New toolkit for researching women's internet access and use 23 May 2018

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.

The right to scream: Research on sexuality, the internet and communication
The right to scream: Research on sexuality, the internet and communication 02 May 2018

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?

A feminist interrogation of autonomy on the internet
A feminist interrogation of autonomy on the internet 09 April 2018 Jac sm Kee

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.

Sexuality and the internet: Findings from the global survey (2017)
Sexuality and the internet: Findings from the global survey (2017) 10 February 2018 Bruno Zilli and Horacio Sivori

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.

Mapping research in gender and digital technology
Mapping research in gender and digital technology 30 January 2018 Anri van der Spuy and Namita Aavriti with additional inputs from others

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.

Interview with Women's Media Collective, Sri Lanka: About lesbian tutorials and other strategies
Interview with Women's Media Collective, Sri Lanka: About lesbian tutorials and other strategies 21 December 2017 Shubha Kayastha

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.

The right to scream: Research on sexuality, internet and communication
The right to scream: Research on sexuality, internet and communication 21 December 2017

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...

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