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Good-mannered women never make any history, even online
Good-mannered women never make any history, even online 10 January 2020 Francis Monyango

They say good-mannered women never make any history. And I agree. The definition of “good” has from time immemorial been skewed against women. Their dignity has always been latched on them being good and conforming to society’s standards of good women. To give the term “bad-mannered” woman context, the late Wangari Maathai comes to mind. As per society’s standards, she was not a good woman. She protested and disobeyed the then president, Daniel Arap Moi, who wanted to build a part...

Internet freedom is not enough: Cyberfeminists are fighting for a new reality
Internet freedom is not enough: Cyberfeminists are fighting for a new reality 06 December 2019 Ani Phoebe Hao for GenderIT.org

I’m reminded of that then-radical phrase, “Women’s rights are human rights.” When women stood up in Beijing more than 20 years ago, they were daring to speak out about a multiplicity of identities that had until then been all but ignored in human rights language, laws and implementation. Today, feminist movements and organisations have gone far beyond “Women’s rights are human rights” by intentionally practising more intersectionality and expanding the idea of “women’s right...

Where is feminism in the Hong Kong protests? Issues in the context of the anti-extradition movement
Where is feminism in the Hong Kong protests? Issues in the context of the anti-extradition movement 27 November 2019 Petula - Sik Ying Ho for GenderIT.org

Online platforms and electronic communication have facilitated the spontaneous, dispersed, democratic forms of protest characterising the movement in Hong Kong. A variety of different forms of protest can thus be promoted and organised from the grassroots of a leaderless movement. Thus on any given weekend in Hong Kong, while those trashing symbols of "red capital" (Chinese banks and companies)...

Transforming structures of power through feminist internet research
Transforming structures of power through feminist internet research 22 November 2019 Ruhiya Seward for GenderIT.org

What is a feminist internet? According to the 17 Feminist Principles of the Internet (FPIs), it is an internet that respects diversity and human rights online, and in turn allows people to fully embody those rights, in a virtuous cycle between the online environment and on-ground interactions. These principles present an important counter-narrative to some of the troubling realities of the 21st...

New GenderIT.org edition explores connections between the feminist principles of the internet and community networks
New GenderIT.org edition explores connections between the feminist principles of the internet and community networks 15 November 2019 GenderIT.org

This edition brings back the conversation to its roots. To the essence of the reasons behind our desire to connect ourselves and each other. It sheds light on who the unconnected are and dispels the myth of the underserved as powerless and in need of saving. It brings back power to the endless creative possibilities of communities that seek self-determination. It offers a closer look at the bea...

GenderIT.org policy monitor
GenderIT.org policy monitor 10 November 2019

  GenderIT.org, a bilingual (English/Spanish) project of APC's Women's Rights Programme, is a feminist advocacy space that explores issues related to gender and information and communications technologies (ICTs). The site is a think tank of  and for women's rights, sexual rights and internet rights activists, academics, journalists, and advocates from a range of disciplines and contex...

Community Networks and Local Access Monthly Newsletter - Number 23
Community Networks and Local Access Monthly Newsletter - Number 23 07 November 2019

Welcome to the 23rd monthly round-up of developments impacting your local access networks. We have created a new platform for community networks to share our experiences and grow together. Please join us at https://communitynetworks.group/  1. Events and conferences [En español] El 30 de noviembre y 1 de diciembre se realizará la Primera Cumbre Argentina de Redes Comunitarias en C...

Weaving a community together – from grassroots to tech
Weaving a community together – from grassroots to tech 07 November 2019 Gayatri Ganju for GenderIT.org

Durgadahalli is a little village that sits snug at the foot of the Devrayanadurga hills that form the outer layer of the ancient Halekote fort. Here, set between fields of millet and coconut plantations, is the craft centre set up by a local organisation, Janastu. At the craft centre is a small team of people completely engrossed in their work, weaving products from sustainable, locally sourced...

New age women: Women and their approach towards internet connectivity in rural India
New age women: Women and their approach towards internet connectivity in rural India 07 November 2019 Sarbani Banerjee Belur and Ritu Srivastava for GenderIT.org

In the fast-changing world that we live in today, our lives are dominated by the internet and connected devices. Technology has revolutionised our lives, bringing about far-reaching changes, impacting society and enabling economic growth. A large part of the global economy is majorly benefited through contributions from the digital economy. However, in the midst of this, women still face challe...

News about our community network: Portal sem Porteiras
News about our community network: Portal sem Porteiras 01 November 2019 Marcela Guerra and Luisa Bagope for GenderIT.org

M: I am Marcela. L: And I am Luisa. M: We are part of the Portal sem Porteiras or gateless portal... L: ...an association created to formalize our community network L: Today our community network has an infrastructure of 12 nodes, omnidirectional and sectorial radios that connect to a mesh. These points were programmed to communicate with each other thanks to LibreMesh, a software installed to ...

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