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The identity predicament: A story about statelessness and the fight for denied rights
The identity predicament: A story about statelessness and the fight for denied rights 22 July 2021 Cecilia Maundu for GenderIT.org

The integrated biometric database system in Kenya exposes multilayered challenges of statelessness, loss of basic human rights and obstacles to availing government services. Through conversations with Mariam, a Nubian woman we learn about the tedious and lengthy process to obtain an ID card.

#MeToo India: The limits of analysis
#MeToo India: The limits of analysis 09 July 2021 Nayantara Ranganathan for GenderIT.org

Researcher Nayantara Ranganathan analyses tweets with the hashtag #metooindia, and examines the possibilities, limits and contradictions of studying a movement through a dataset of tweets centred around a phrase.

Creating and caring for feminist digital archives in Africa
Creating and caring for feminist digital archives in Africa 24 June 2021 Gorata Chengeta for GenderIT.org

This article explores the labour and determination that go into preserving African women’s history, reclaiming online spaces and, more importantly, ensuring that these stories remain accessible and continue to grow for the future generations to come.

Queer lust and internet orgasms
Queer lust and internet orgasms 15 June 2021 Saldroite for GenderIT.org

In this piece, the author investigates how they witnessed alternative porn that in its core is feminist, queer and diverse on the internet.

When our work doesn't fit metrics: For another way to count women on Wikipedia
When our work doesn't fit metrics: For another way to count women on Wikipedia 08 June 2021 Evelin Heidel - Scann for GenderIT.org

The Wikipedia gender gap has been well documented for a decade. But are women in the Wikimedia movement in the same situation as a few years ago? What has changed and what still needs to be done?

Approaching the fight against autocracy with feminist principles of freedom
Approaching the fight against autocracy with feminist principles of freedom 31 May 2021 Maimuna Jeng for GenderIT.org

This article examines the #FreeSenegal protests from a feminist perspective, depicting women's erasure from movements and revolutions in the African continent, and the prevalence of rape culture and sexual violence – even amidst anti-oppression protests.

Queer on the internet: The politics of visibility
Queer on the internet: The politics of visibility 31 May 2021 A. Salman for GenderIT.org

When looking through the risk and danger that seemingly small decisions about online social media profiles can pose to queer-identifying individuals, the utopic narrative of the “levelling field” that the internet creates begins to fall apart.

Imagining a principle for a feminist internet focusing on environmental justice
Imagining a principle for a feminist internet focusing on environmental justice 12 May 2021 Jes Ciacci for GenderIT.org

"A feminist internet respects life in all shapes and colours. It is not a consumer." As part of the GISWatch 2020 report, Jes Ciacci brings together the background and basis for a feminist internet principle in relation to the environment.

South Korea: Censorship of telemedical services as a form of denying abortion access
South Korea: Censorship of telemedical services as a form of denying abortion access 30 April 2021 Erin Hassard for GenderIT.org

When countries invoke peripheral laws such as pharmaceutical violations or conscientious objection clauses as justification for blocking, restricting, or limiting abortion access, they are invariably creating additional barriers, not upholding legal integrity.

Gender, diversity and inclusion in open source communities
Gender, diversity and inclusion in open source communities 29 April 2021 Mariana Fossatti for GenderIT.org

Code, even when it is open, is not neutral with respect to who contributes and for what. What happens to our contributions when we reveal our gender or sexuality? How can a project in which a significant portion of the work is invisible and not counted really be “free” and open source?

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