A feminist internet

Feminist Digital Futures: What would feminist social media look like?
Feminist Digital Futures: What would feminist social media look like? 22 March 2021 APCNews

In this podcast, APC’s Marwa Azelmat talks about the need to enable women and marginalised communities to use technology safely, and the value of looking at locally informed approaches to platform design and governance to make social media more equitable and accessible for all.

Predation or innovation?
Predation or innovation? 10 March 2021 Julia Keseru for GenderIT.org

This piece is the second in a series where Julia Keseru explores the connection between our online systems and bodily integrity, and the long-term effects of digital innovation on our collective well-being.

How helpful are helpline numbers?
How helpful are helpline numbers? 01 March 2021 Ambika Tandon and Mira Swaminathan for GenderIT.org

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to a spike in gender-based violence in India. Helplines and digital tools have been used to reach out to survivors, given the absence of physical services. But women who can't use phones, email or social media are most likely to be entirely excluded from these systems.

Gender approaches to cybersecurity: Design, defence and response
Gender approaches to cybersecurity: Design, defence and response 25 February 2021

"Gender Approaches to Cybersecurity" explores how gender norms shape specific activities pertaining to cybersecurity design, defence and response. In each of these three pillars, the research identifies distinct dimensions of cyber-related activities that have gendered implications and, thus, need to be considered from a gender perspective.

Using the internet during a pandemic: Is it a choice?
Using the internet during a pandemic: Is it a choice? 16 February 2021 Brindaalakshmi. K for LocNet and GenderIT.org

Brindaalakshmi. K shares her experience of working with community networks in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic in India and the importance of independent community networks as a support mechanism for gender and sexual minorities.

Online protests against Poland's abortion law become stronger
Online protests against Poland's abortion law become stronger 25 January 2021 Juliette Bretan for GenderIT.org

New changes to Poland's abortion law could effectively ban abortion. Online protests have been building momentum to counter the force of the government, even as the pandemic rages on in Europe.

Equal before God? Women and the right to freedom of religion
Equal before God? Women and the right to freedom of religion 18 January 2021 Gayatri Khandhadai

This article, written by Gayatri Khandhadai, APC's Asia policy regional director, is part of Arrow for Change, a publication showcasing various perspectives and voices on the right to freedom of expression.

Hardworking and resilient women engage with a health information chatbot in Pamoja Net
Hardworking and resilient women engage with a health information chatbot in Pamoja Net 17 December 2020 Chako Armant for GenderIT.org

GenderIT.org and APC's local access networks project invited women who work in community networks to share their experiences in the times of COVID-19 and their reflections on what these times have revealed around centring meaningful communication in their physical and digital communities.

Women in community networks in Latin America: The story of Belém
Women in community networks in Latin America: The story of Belém 17 December 2020 Marcela Guerra and Cezar Renzi for GenderIT.org

This comic was inspired by interviews conducted with women who work with community networks in Colombia, Mexico, Argentina and Brazil, as a way of capturing their experiences in the form of an illustration that collects all their stories.

How feminist research shapes AI, privacy and data protection discourse
How feminist research shapes AI, privacy and data protection discourse 17 December 2020 Chenai Chair for GenderIT.org

In this second post in a series on artificial intelligence (AI) research in the African context, Chenai Chair shares why she believes that a feminist approach to research around AI is the only way.

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