In this interview with GenderIT.org, Shmyla Khan of Digital Rights Foundation in Pakistan talks about the ways in which privacy rights are relevant, used and abused in the lives of women and gender diverse people.
In this bilingual edition, different voices share what the priorities should be around sexuality and gender and the internet going forward. What does the feminist internet look like for LGBTIQ+ people?
Amin, an Iranian queer feminist and writer, became the victim of an online defamation campaign that left her with no recourse. In an interview with GenderIT, Amin spoke about the consequences of this defamation on her life, and the cost of ignoring this all too prevalent form of online violence.
What does it mean to rise to attention briefly because of violence, harassment, dispossession and precarity, only to be replaced the next day by the next trending hashtag? This article explores the limits of straight discourse online and the convenient elision of queer accounts and issues.
In this last week there has been an uproar in support of lesbian, gay, bisexual and queer people in Ethiopia, and also a backlash of online threats, harassment and violence.
In numerous countries and at the international level, there is a vicious and concerted attempt to dilute the language around gender in policy and UN mechanisms, which targets any gains in gender equality and advocates exclusion of LGBTIQ people and restrictions on sexual and reproductive rights.
Worldwide, women are significantly less likely than men to access the internet, and once online, they face greater risks of violence, censorship and surveillance. This is why APC works to create a more feminist internet – one that is built for and with women, girls and gender-diffuse people.
The rollout of the Huduma number is taking place all over Kenya. This piece traces the experience of one young woman, Nyangi, as she tries to get a card, and more broadly the problems and hurdles posed by the system of digital identity.
TikTok is a wildly popular short video platform and has led to myriad forms of creative and playful expressions. This piece explores videos from Sri Lanka in relation to heteronormativity, gender, and how the boundaries between the personal and public are blurred.
In this exploration of the questions of access and economy for women in Ghana, the author takes a closer look at the digital gender gap. When women don't have equal access to the internet, then what are the economic implications?