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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?

Women are talking but Telegram is not listening
Women are talking but Telegram is not listening 28 April 2021 Garnett Achieng for GenderIT.org

Garnett Achieng takes a deep-dive look into the Telegram app from the perspective of African women’s experience, particularly that of data privacy and online gender-based violence.

The contribution of bell hooks and Paulo Freire to the construction of community networks
The contribution of bell hooks and Paulo Freire to the construction of community networks 31 March 2021 Daiane Araujo dos Santos for GenderIT.org

Daiane Araujo dos Santos discusses the link between popular education and community networks, and argues that class, race and gender should be part of the analysis in the implementation of autonomous infrastructure and technical training dedicated to digitally excluded communities.

Predation or innovation?
Predation or innovation? 10 March 2021 Julia Keseru for GenderIT.org

This piece is the second in a series where Julia Keseru explores the connection between our online systems and bodily integrity, and the long-term effects of digital innovation on our collective well-being.

How helpful are helpline numbers?
How helpful are helpline numbers? 01 March 2021 Ambika Tandon and Mira Swaminathan for GenderIT.org

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to a spike in gender-based violence in India. Helplines and digital tools have been used to reach out to survivors, given the absence of physical services. But women who can't use phones, email or social media are most likely to be entirely excluded from these systems.

Using the internet during a pandemic: Is it a choice?
Using the internet during a pandemic: Is it a choice? 16 February 2021 Brindaalakshmi. K for LocNet and GenderIT.org

Brindaalakshmi. K shares her experience of working with community networks in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic in India and the importance of independent community networks as a support mechanism for gender and sexual minorities.

Online protests against Poland's abortion law become stronger
Online protests against Poland's abortion law become stronger 25 January 2021 Juliette Bretan for GenderIT.org

New changes to Poland's abortion law could effectively ban abortion. Online protests have been building momentum to counter the force of the government, even as the pandemic rages on in Europe.

Hardworking and resilient women engage with a health information chatbot in Pamoja Net
Hardworking and resilient women engage with a health information chatbot in Pamoja Net 17 December 2020 Chako Armant for GenderIT.org

GenderIT.org and APC's local access networks project invited women who work in community networks to share their experiences in the times of COVID-19 and their reflections on what these times have revealed around centring meaningful communication in their physical and digital communities.

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