Feminist Principles of the 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

21 June 2018 from 13:00 to 14:30 Room XXIV, Palais des Nations, Geneva Digital technology has the potential to play an important role in advancing gender equality and empowering women and girls. Yet, women’s and girls’ ability to access, use and benefit from the transformative potential of digital technology is increasingly undermined by online, digital and ICT facilitated violence against women and girls (VAWG). While States and digital intermediaries have taken important steps to a...

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 (DEF), addressing the finalists and other guests at the fifth annual Social Media for Empowerment (SM4E) Awards. SM4E 2018 was held on 25 May at Eros Hotel in New Delhi. On this occasion, 23 initiatives were announced as winners of the SM4E Awards 2018. A complete list of winners is available here, while photog...

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

Technology, by the wider internet rights and research community, is assumed to be a neutral tool, especially of development. The emerging sub-field of research around gender and digital technology is united in its understanding that gender biases and stereotypes are embedded in technology, and that this reproduces the existing problems around gender parity, gender-based violence, discrimination...

Job call: APC is looking for a Feminist Internet Research Network lead
Job call: APC is looking for a Feminist Internet Research Network lead 25 May 2018

The Women's Rights Programme of the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) is looking for an experienced feminist researcher to join APC’s virtual office and help support our exciting work. The research lead will be responsible for coordinating a Feminist Internet Research Network of partners who will undertake data-driven research to support change in policy and in discourse on int...

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, and to develop a fuller global picture of the digital gender gap for a wide range of audiences to inform their strategies, plans...

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 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...

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

This article was published as part of the United Nations Research Institute for Social Development  (UNRISD) Think Piece Series, From Disruption to Transformation? Linking Technology and Human Rights for Sustainable Development, launched to coincide with the 37th Session of the UN Human Rights Council and the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. In this series, ex...

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

At three different times over the past four years, the EROTICS project: An Exploratory Research on Sexuality and the Internet, by the APC Women’s Rights Programme, sent out a questionnaire to its worldwide network of gender and sexuality activists, advocates, professionals and scholars, to learn about the role of information and communication technologies in their work. The survey was particu...

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

Between January and November 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 (2006-2017). The study focuses on information and communications technologies and the internet in particular but broadly encompasses digital technology and its impact on gender. This publication is th...

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

Shubha Kayastha interviewed research team including Sanchia Brown, Programme Officer at Women and Media Collective (WMC) Sri Lanka and Coordinator of EROTICS, Sri Lanka; Subha Wijesiriwardena, a writer and a blogger working on gender and sexuality project in WMC and also associated with Internews in a project which supports Freedom House which looks like strengthening local LGBTIQ (Lesbian, Gay...

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