This edition of GenderIT gathers a series of reflections inspired by the first Making a Feminist Internet in Africa regional convening. Feminists from eighteen African countries came together to discuss what the internet means for their lives and centre the voices of African women.
Access to the internet and ICTs can often be about creating and finding surprising opportunities and uses. If women are familiar with smartphones and able to use them, then this is one way of ensuring that the next generation of girls are also able to access and adopt technology.
Through two stories from Kenyan women, this article shows how women get harassed online, especially when they express themselves in ways that do not conform to the patriarchal order in the society which they live in.
A robust community of feminist organisations and activists are striving to strengthen digital rights. Cyberfeminists, especially from the global South, are going deeper into making digital rights a reality for women, LBT individuals, non-English speaking people in the global South, and more.
In this article about the recent uprising in Hong Kong against the control of the Beijing government, we take a look at the complexities that feminists and LGBTIQ+ activists have to live with, in spite of working for freedom and democracy alongside and in movements.
Digital technologies are becoming ever more a part of our world, and we need to (re)claim an internet that integrates and respects our different realities, contexts, ages, disabilities, sexualities, expressions, and socioeconomic, political, ethnic, religious and gender identities.
This edition of the GenderIT.org newsletter takes a closer look at the realities of the women who are working for and with their communities through enabling, weaving, sustaining installing, running and advocating for community networks.
GenderIT.org, a bilingual project of APC's Women's Rights Programme, is a feminist advocacy space that explores issues related to gender and information and communications technologies.
This visually stunning photo essay provides a glimpse into the life of a community network and the women working at the radio station and using the other services provided by the network, located just at the outskirts of Bangalore in India.