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.
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?
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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?
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.
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.