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It's 2016 and Facebook is still terrified of women's nipples
It's 2016 and Facebook is still terrified of women's nipples 13 January 2017 Japleen

Time and again, Facebook proves to be that Uncle who keeps telling you your skirt is too short, but keeps a stack of highly sexualized and objectifying images of women in his folder. Facebook and I have had a difficult relationship when it came to women’s bodies, especially their breasts and nipples. The first time I was banned from Facebook for 24 hours was for posting this (below) beautiful picture of an African woman on a motorcycle. Till date, this is my most favourite picture on the In...

[READING LIST] Gender, Race, Sexuality and Surveillance
[READING LIST] Gender, Race, Sexuality and Surveillance 13 January 2017 Dr. Nicole Shephard

This reading list provides an overview of recent books, articles and sources across the internet for those interested in learning more about how race, gender, and sexuality relate to surveillance. Far from comprehensive, it offers a starting point to explore how an intersectional lens and feminist attention to state, corporate, and peer surveillance practices and their differential effects on marginalised groups is timely and important. Sources from across the web (blogs, video, art) APC (201...

The (mobile) games women play
The (mobile) games women play 13 January 2017 Neha Mathews

This piece was originally published by Deep Dives as part of the series Sexing the Interwebs While I was growing up in the sleepy town of Pune, many teenage girls made the most of their first cell phones by sending coy, flirty texts to their boyfriends and making plans about which Café Coffee Day to hang out at after school. Those blessed with early smartphones also had the privilege of upload...

Economic, social and cultural rights and the internet: The feminist take
Economic, social and cultural rights and the internet: The feminist take 14 December 2016

Does the internet make the realisation of economic, social and cultural rights (ESCRS) a stronger possibility, especially for women and gender nonconforming people? This is the question that our edition on ESCRs and the internet seeks to answer. The Global Information Society Watch report on ESCRs looks at various contexts around the world to explore how the internet has acted largely as an ena...

Big data and sexual surveillance
Big data and sexual surveillance 09 December 2016 Nicole Shephard

Surveillance has historically functioned as an oppressive tool to control women’s bodies and is closely related to colonial modes of managing populations. Big data, metadata and the technologies used to collect, store and analyse them are by no means neutral, but come with their own exclusions and biases. This paper highlights the gendered and racialised effects of data practices; outlines th...

ESC rights, gender and internet: Learnings from the GISWatch report
ESC rights, gender and internet: Learnings from the GISWatch report 09 December 2016

Image depicts China’s popular vlogger Papi Jiang The Global Information Society Watch report last year (GISWatch) dealt explicitly with internet and sexual rights, and this year the report examines the link between economic, social, cultural (ESC) rights and the internet. ESC rights are fundamental to movements that deal with gender – it is women, trans and gender n...

Digital Storytelling: All our stories are true and they are ours!
Digital Storytelling: All our stories are true and they are ours! 28 November 2016 APC

Take Back the Tech! campaigners share stories by drawing comics, penning poems, designing graphics, writing blog posts, recording audio, tweeting on hashtags and more. Videos, of course, are popular for storytelling, but how can we approach video-making in a way that ensures our narratives remain our own? At APC we use digital storytelling, where the storyteller has control over all aspects of ...

Tools for movement builders: ICT Toolkit and We Rise – Just Associates
Tools for movement builders: ICT Toolkit and We Rise – Just Associates 19 October 2016

“We want movements that are effective, resilient, visible and safe.” Just Associates facilitated two events at the AWID Forum to launch new and innovative resources contributing to creative and engaged feminist movement building based on the experiences and “living movement building stories” of women’s rights activists. The session convened at the Feminist Internet eXchange Hub, show...

We can't do it alone: Connections at AWID 2016
We can't do it alone: Connections at AWID 2016 19 October 2016 Namita Aavriti for GenderIT.org

"There was something malevolent in the inequality, and now I knew it. It acted in the depths, it dug deeper than money.” – Elena Ferrante, The Story of the Lost Child Drum beats resound around the ‘country’ that I come from. For those willing to listen, there is ferment brewing and people gathering to challenge and dismantle caste discrimination and hierarchies that have been prevalent ...

New GenderIT.org edition! Fortitude and change in AWID Forum 2016
New GenderIT.org edition! Fortitude and change in AWID Forum 2016 12 October 2016

In this special edition of GenderIT.org we share the experiences and reflections on the recent AWID Forum, in which a large group of women from APC Women’s Rights Programme and our partners from different countries and regions, participated enthusiastically. With the participation of 1,700 people from 140 countries, this year’s AWID Forum showed that the feminist movement keeps growing stro...

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