Gender & ICTs

Vote for Take Back the Tech! for The Bobs award!

Argentina

APC’s “Take Back the Tech!

Take Back the Tech! campaign starts targeting Facebook, Twitter and YouTube

21 July 2014
21 July 2014 (Take Back the Tech!) -

PRESS STATEMENT
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

What are you doing about violence against women? That’s what we are asking Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

Did Facebook finally figure out that consent is more important than nipples?

3 May 2017 (Erika Smith in collaboration with Fungai Machirori for Take Back the Tech!)

While Facebook’s new tool to prevent intimate images posted without consent from being shared further on its platforms is good news, there are a number of limitations and doubts that keep it from fully earning a “thumbs up”.

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10 ways to make Twitter work for feminist activism

Cape Town, South Africa

Twitter provides people with a platform to share their opinions, to interact with like-minded people (not always), and to communicate in real-time and on a global scale.

Open software movements, open content, free culture: Where are the women?

Argentina

In 2011 a study by GroupLens revealed the gender imbalance on Wikipedia, and there was an outpouring of articles in the global media about the notorious absence of women in the world’s largest virtual encyclopedia. At that point the Wikimedia Foundation set in motion an ambitious plan to try to incorporate more women.

I want to be a Pokémon master

Aguascalientes, Mexico

I am AkiConterR and my companion is a “Pidgeotto” who I call “Pid”. I belong to Team Mystic; I am on level 7 and I have 53 Pokémons (72, actually, but some of them I transferred).

Access and beyond: Navigating the gendered cyberspace

Cape Town, South Africa

Affordability is one of the primary barriers to internet access, and particularly to optimal use. Knowing this fully from our previous research, Research ICT Africa (RIA) conducted focus groups in Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa and Rwanda in November 2016.

Measuring women's rights online in the Philippines

11 April 2017 (APC for Foundation for Media Alternatives)

How do we measure women’s rights online? Even if women have access, what kind of environment are they able to access online? Are digital spaces safe for women? These are some of the questions APC member Foundation for Media Alternatives addressed in its digital gender report card on the Philippines’ progress in closing the digital gender gap.

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The nerdiest and most open of them all: Internet Freedom Festival 2017

"Prohibition is prohibited": photo by Smita Vanniyar“Prohibition is prohibited”: photo by Smita VanniyarWhen once I registered for the 2017 Internet Freedom Festival in Valencia, I was added to a mailing list which had a constant flow of information on the festival and the activities related to it.

Book review – Interpreting the Internet: Feminist and queer counterpublics in Latin America

Original artwork by Flavia FascendiniOriginal artwork by Flavia FascendiniElisabeth Jay Friedman offers a critical perspective of the use of the internet by feminists, arguing that the positive use of the internet for social change depends on shifting social contexts, and that the strength of the use of the internet – like any technologies – depends on its c

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