gender and ICTs
This report is a documentation of what transpired in 2020, specifically how human rights were impacted by technology and digital innovations in the Philippines. The year 2020 was definitely unique given the COVID-19 pandemic, which brought about tremendous change throughout the globe.
This piece is the second in a series where Julia Keseru explores the connection between our online systems and bodily integrity, and the long-term effects of digital innovation on our collective well-being.
The COVID-19 pandemic has led to a spike in gender-based violence in India. Helplines and digital tools have been used to reach out to survivors, given the absence of physical services. But women who can't use phones, email or social media are most likely to be entirely excluded from these systems.
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.
In the second part of their article, Loreto Bravo and Peter Bloom alert us to the dangers of a romanticisation of technologies and develop a psychosocial and feminist approach as a tool to face the new wave of hyperconnectivity that is announced with 5G.
The MFI Africa convening was made up of multiple facets of connection and conversation between a participant group of African feminists, diverse in geographical origin and field of work. This report presents a perspective of those conversations, drawn from materials created throughout the meeting.
In the first half of this two-part article, Loreto Bravo Muñoz and Peter Bloom share a critique of the new networks that are emerging with the rushed transition to 5G, from a feminist and psychosocial perspective.
The 2020 RightsCon will take place online from 27 to 31 July. Throughout the program we plan to promote a global South perspective for human rights online, including by supporting and promoting the important work of APC members.
APC’s priorities at this HRC session include gender and privacy online, freedom of religion or belief, and the criminalisation of human rights defenders, journalists and digital security and tech expertise, as well as highlighting violations of internet rights in countries like India and Myanmar.
This visually stunning photo essay provides a glimpse into the life of a community network and the women working at the radio station and using the other services provided by the network, located just at the outskirts of Bangalore in India.