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