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Never mind the nipples: Sex, gender and social media
Never mind the nipples: Sex, gender and social media 16 September 2014 Bishakha Datta

This article is based on the speech given by Bishakha Datta at the Disco-Tech event organised by APC that took place at the 2014 Internet Governance Forum in Turkey.

New GenderIT.org edition on gender, sexuality and the internet
New GenderIT.org edition on gender, sexuality and the internet 29 August 2014 Flavia Fascendini

Most of the material featured in this edition draws on the debates that took place during the Global meeting on gender, sexuality and the internet in Port Dickson, Malaysia, and takes them further. We proudly introduce the evolving Feminist Principles of the Internet drafted with the participation of many activists, and the first research outputs from the “End violence: Women’s rights and safety online project” highlighted in the resources section.    

Coming of (digital) age: How African feminists are using the internet to change women's lives
Coming of (digital) age: How African feminists are using the internet to change women's lives 05 May 2014 Minna Salami

In this article, Minna Salami argues that while the digital wave is marked by more diversity than previous feminist waves, it is nevertheless predominantly the ways that white/western feminists challenge patriarchal structures using the internet that has garnered attention. Salami challenges this general trend by sharing a few examples of how African feminists are using the internet to change s...

Sex on the internet: GenderIT.org covers sexual agency and rights, networking, safety online
Sex on the internet: GenderIT.org covers sexual agency and rights, networking, safety online 25 July 2013 Flavia Fascendini

The latest GenderIT edition draws on the groundbreaking survey of APC’s EROTICS project and probes specific realities in different countries, including the value of the internet in sexual rights advocacy, online challenges faced by sexual rights activists and the role of network building in resisting online threats and content regulation.  

Five principles for a feminist approach to technology
Five principles for a feminist approach to technology 14 March 2013 Richa Kaul Padte

When most people think about women and technology, the two things may seem incongruent: a cartoon visualisation of a woman struggling to use the toaster; a joke about women drivers; female executives calling in ‘the IT guys’ to fix their computers.    

Feminist Talk @ AWID: Thinking about gender and technology
Feminist Talk @ AWID: Thinking about gender and technology 20 April 2012 Nyx McLean

I am sitting at AWID in Istanbul and digesting the first day, as well as the Feminist Tech Exchange which happened the day before. I am also getting used to the Turkish keyboard which is limiting my punctuation use. I have been distracted the past two days by what is happening back home in South Africa around the rape video. I will not describe it in-depth but simply state…

Feminist Talk @ AWID: Filtered by the state, inspired by Gita Sen
Feminist Talk @ AWID: Filtered by the state, inspired by Gita Sen 20 April 2012 Vale

The convention center is big, enormous, 2500 women from all over the world to attend the 12th AWID International Forum on Women’s Rights in Development. It’s my first AWID, usually I avoid these overwhelming conventions but this time I couldn’t say no.

AWID presents significant moments for women's rights in 2011
AWID presents significant moments for women's rights in 2011 08 February 2012 GJ

A list of the significant moments for women’s rights in 2011. AWID presents a visual overview of the year through a women’s rights lens.    

The APC women's programme at the Commission on the Status of Women
The APC women's programme at the Commission on the Status of Women 03 March 2010

APC is closely following the discussions about communications rights and the role ICTs play within this. Read GenderIT.org’s coverage.

The World Wide Web of Desire: Content regulation on the internet
The World Wide Web of Desire: Content regulation on the internet 06 March 2008 Namita Malhotra

It is obvious that the discourse around content regulation has shifted mostly towards the protection of children from harmful content and child pornography on the internet. Any references to gender-related concerns were dropped, including even problematic conceptions that women and children need the paternalistic protection of the state or international bodies from harmful content. One can spec...

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