There are several ways that feminists can make social media work for activism. This kind of activism can help thrust womxn’s rights to the forefront of political agendas, but I acknowledge that it doesn’t always result in policy change or practical action. However, this doesn't mean that social media activism doesn't have its benefits.
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This GenderIT.org edition is an exploration of the multiple layers of the relationship between sexuality, rights and sexual expression and the internet. Does it open up new avenues and forums for expression, or does it expose people to more variations of the violence, abuse and harassment that we face onground/offline? And is this even a question to ask, since it is now inevitable that we are a...
Cyberwomen is a self-defense guide with gender perspective aimed at offering learning experiences to women human right defenders that work in high-risk environments.
"Our greatest quality, in the resistance,” she said, gently, to me on the front porch of her garden cottage in Kensington, having our morning coffee and smoke, “is our boundless capacity to imagine another world, in spite of how much patriarchal power works to grind us down.”
Over 80 people engaged in wildly different kinds of feminist activism across the world gathered together in Malaysia in early October, 2017, to discuss what does it mean to build movements around feminist principles, women’s rights, sexuality and related issues in the digital age. Because there is a lot that we can do as feminist activists, in this edition GenderIT.org takes a peek at th...
You may have heard about online gender-based violence, but what is it exactly and how does it affect human rights? This course will teach you about different types of online gender-based violence, such as cyberstalking and blackmail, and share case studies that show how such violence affects people, from average web or mobile phone users to women's rights activists.
Making a Feminist Internet: Movement Building in a Digital Age will be taking place between 3 and 6 October in Port Dickson, Malaysia.
The articles in this bilingual edition point to how visibility, a complicated phenomenon in itself, is the starting point of a different way of being, and how the stories we tell – entangled in the fine wires of technology – are necessary and essential, and could be the foundations for the movement for change.