Gender and ICTs

Human rights and digital technologies at the Human Rights Council 50th session
Human rights and digital technologies at the Human Rights Council 50th session 10 June 2022 Paula Martins and Verónica Ferrari

APC's priorities at this session of UN Human Rights Council include gender-based violence online, in particular the issue of gendered disinformation and violence against women journalists; freedom of expression and association; and the human rights impact of the tech sector.

Feminist design practices
Feminist design practices 31 May 2022 Akash Sheshadri and Ambika Tandon [1]

Design justice principles call for the process and end result of design to challenge the matrix of domination through practices such as centring the voices of marginalised communities and using collaborative processes to sustain and empower those communities.

Feminist by Design: COVID-19, homophobia and the Bolsonarista vernacular
Feminist by Design: COVID-19, homophobia and the Bolsonarista vernacular 07 May 2022

After the election of Jair Bolsonaro as president, Brazilian social media became an increasingly fertile ground for the exercise of public violence. This article focuses on two episodes that illustrate social media engagement with homophobic hate speech uttered by or attributed to Bolsonaro.

APC will discuss gendered disinformation and digital authoritarianism at World Press Freedom Day
APC will discuss gendered disinformation and digital authoritarianism at World Press Freedom Day 26 April 2022 APCNews

As part of World Press Freedom Day, APC will co-host a session on 3 May with the UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression focused on the key issue of gendered disinformation, as well as participate in a session on digital authoritarianism.

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.

Feminist by Design: Ways of knowing and epistemic approaches about feminist internet research
Feminist by Design: Ways of knowing and epistemic approaches about feminist internet research 08 April 2022 Various (Editors: Namita Aavriti Malhotra, Tigist Shewarega Hussen and Mariana Fossatti)

Feminist By Design is ambitious in its title and aims. The journal showcases research journeys, findings and feminist intentions, bringing together a diverse group of researchers from around the world who were part of the Feminist Internet Research Network (FIRN).

Human rights online at the Human Rights Council 49th session
Human rights online at the Human Rights Council 49th session 06 April 2022 Paula Martins and Veronica Ferrari

The Human Rights Council (HRC) held its 49th session in Geneva from 28 February to 1 April. During a long session that covered five weeks, the Council discussed important country situations and thematic issues on the intersections between human rights and technology. 

Community networks and women circles: The gift of being in togetherness
Community networks and women circles: The gift of being in togetherness 30 March 2022 Cynthia El Khoury and Bruna Zannoli

In these beautifully illustrated letters, we learn about the methodology of women circles, and women in community networks show us that crafting relationships is as vital as crafting technology.

APC engages with Chair of Open-ended Working Group around the gendered implications of cyber threats
APC engages with Chair of Open-ended Working Group around the gendered implications of cyber threats 24 March 2022 APC

Women and girls as well as people of diverse sexualities and gender expressions are more often the targets of online violence, and are increasingly targeted by disinformation campaigns, which can have a more severe impact on these groups because of historical and structural inequalities.

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.

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