online gender-based violence

The Hidden Codes that Shape Our Expression: Understanding How Social Media Algorithms Obstruct Feminist Expression and How Malaysian Women Navigate the Challenges
The Hidden Codes that Shape Our Expression: Understanding How Social Media Algorithms Obstruct Feminist Expression and How Malaysian Women Navigate the Challenges 01 December 2022 Serene Lim

This research intends to better understand the barriers and biases resulting from algorithms in women’s access to freedom of opinion and expression, and to examine how they navigate these algorithms to create the much-needed space to speak out, to be heard, and to occupy digital spaces.

Navigating identities: Experiencing online violence as a Shia woman in Pakistan
Navigating identities: Experiencing online violence as a Shia woman in Pakistan 29 October 2022 Zoya Anwer for GenderIT.org

Shia Muslims are constantly at risk of being targeted with violence online and offline for their religious belief. And when Shia women and queer folks go online, they find themselves at risk of being targeted with abuse from multiple fronts as their two identities combine.

HRC 50: APC calls for greater focus on community-based responses to disinformation
HRC 50: APC calls for greater focus on community-based responses to disinformation 07 July 2022 APC

During the high-level discussion on countering the negative impact of disinformation on the enjoyment of human rights, APC called for efforts to collect and study community-based responses to disinformation and improve the exercise of communication rights and tools by marginalised communities.

HRC 50: Online gender-based violence poses serious threat to media freedom
HRC 50: Online gender-based violence poses serious threat to media freedom 07 July 2022 APC

In its submission to the UN Special Rapporteur on freedom of opinion and expression, APC stresses that online attacks against women and gender-non-conforming people are one of the most serious contemporary threats to their safety, to media freedom and to gender equality more broadly.

HRC 50: Online gendered attacks against women judges in Tunisia
HRC 50: Online gendered attacks against women judges in Tunisia 06 July 2022 APC

In its submission to the Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers, APC welcomed the concerns raised regarding defamation campaigns against legal professionals on social media, and highlighted the case of Tunisia, where women judges are the target of online gendered attacks.

Feminist Internet Research Network: Meta-research project report
Feminist Internet Research Network: Meta-research project report 12 April 2022 Nyx McLean

The meta-research project formed part of the broader Feminist Internet Research Network (FIRN) project led by APC and created a feminist space for dialogue to explore the complexities of doing internet research.

White paper on feminist internet research
White paper on feminist internet research 24 March 2022 Sachini Perera

APC has been working towards imagining and making a feminist internet by building and strengthening networks of researchers, activists and others. This paper aims to assess feminist internet research on internet governance and policy, with a particular focus on scholarship in the global South.

What can digital surveillance teach us about online gender-based violence?
What can digital surveillance teach us about online gender-based violence? 01 November 2021 Mardiya Siba Yahaya for GenderIT.org

Mardiya Siba Yahaya argues that digital surveillance is part of gendered and racist disciplinary structures that manifest in specific forms of online gender-based violence experienced by Black Muslim women influencers.

A mine-ridden internet and six rules for understanding anti-rights narratives
A mine-ridden internet and six rules for understanding anti-rights narratives 24 September 2021 Florencia Goldsman for GenderIT.org

Florencia Goldsman reviews the study "Engendering Hate: The contours of state-aligned gendered disinformation online", adding pieces to the puzzle of targeted digital violence that undermines women's and LGBTIQ+ people's online presence.

Can social media platforms tackle online violence without structural change?
Can social media platforms tackle online violence without structural change? 17 August 2021 Marwa Azelmat for GenderIT.org

We welcome the commitments made by Facebook, Google, TikTok and Twitter to tackle online abuse on their platforms. However, without ensuring that the systems they create do not reproduce and amplify existing inequalities, built-in safety tools will only mitigate harms on the surface.

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