feminist internet

Feminist Internet Research Network (FIRN) second convening report (summary)
Feminist Internet Research Network (FIRN) second convening report (summary) 15 April 2021

In this report summary we share presentation briefs, quotes, insights and discussions from the Feminist Internet Research Network (FIRN) online convening, held from 15 to 23 June 2020.

Body and Data: "I am still learning"
Body and Data: "I am still learning" 09 April 2021 Body & Data

I don’t get it. How could we let these people/companies condition us into thinking that we need to remove our freckles to look beautiful but then at the same time use those freckles as a filter to make us feel beautiful?

Feminist Digital Futures: What would feminist social media look like?
Feminist Digital Futures: What would feminist social media look like? 22 March 2021 APCNews

In this podcast, APC’s Marwa Azelmat talks about the need to enable women and marginalised communities to use technology safely, and the value of looking at locally informed approaches to platform design and governance to make social media more equitable and accessible for all.

The impact of COVID-19 on digital rights in Africa
The impact of COVID-19 on digital rights in Africa 23 February 2021

This publication is a compilation of 19 articles by African researchers, academics, journalists and human and digital rights activists on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on digital rights in Africa.

How feminist research shapes AI, privacy and data protection discourse
How feminist research shapes AI, privacy and data protection discourse 17 December 2020 Chenai Chair for GenderIT.org

In this second post in a series on artificial intelligence (AI) research in the African context, Chenai Chair shares why she believes that a feminist approach to research around AI is the only way.

The story of FTX: Safety Reboot, a collective feminist contribution to digital security capacity building
The story of FTX: Safety Reboot, a collective feminist contribution to digital security capacity building 23 November 2020 APCNews

The FTX: Safety Reboot training curriculum explores how we occupy online spaces, how women, queer and gender diverse people are represented, and how we can counter discourses and norms that contribute to discrimination and violence. 

Bárbara Paes on Black feminist cyberactivists in Brazil and the neoliberalism of "women in tech"
Bárbara Paes on Black feminist cyberactivists in Brazil and the neoliberalism of "women in tech" 17 November 2020 Ani Phoebe Hao for GenderIT.org

Ani Hao interviews Bárbara Paes, a young Brazilian feminist, co-founder of Minas Programam. In this conversation they delve into Black feminist activism in Brazil, feminism funding and the co-optation of gender issues in technology spaces.

Feminists are building their own technology to organise, but where are funders?
Feminists are building their own technology to organise, but where are funders? 16 November 2020 Ledys Sanjuan Mejia for GenderIT.org

Feminist activists have played an important role in pointing out how the internet rights of those who are marginalised on account of gender, sexuality and gender expression are particularly precarious. But where is the funding for feminist work on technology and infrastructure?

Movement building in a digital age: Evaluation report – learnings for networks
Movement building in a digital age: Evaluation report – learnings for networks 29 October 2020 Sheherezade Kara

Between November 2019 and April 2020, the APC Women’s Rights Programme (WRP) held an evaluation of our work around movement building in the digital age. A total of 82 people participated in the survey and/or interviews conducted for the evaluation.

Movement building in a digital age: Evaluation report – learnings for donors and funds
Movement building in a digital age: Evaluation report – learnings for donors and funds 29 October 2020 Sheherezade Kara

The evaluation sought feedback from feminist internet meeting participants, including around the impact of the convenings on participants’ movement work and activism, their evolving relationships with digital technologies, and challenges in taking this work forward.

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