Gender and ICTs

Set me up, knock me down: Legal obligations of dating apps to address sexual violence
Set me up, knock me down: Legal obligations of dating apps to address sexual violence 10 December 2020 Divya Srinivasan for GenderIT.org

Recent reports reveal that hundreds of people experience sexual harassment and abuse on Tinder, but Tinder has largely ignored survivors. What is the legal and ethical obligation that dating platforms have when their platform is repeatedly used by sexual assaulters to prey on women and others?

Design justice: Community-led practices to build the worlds we need
Design justice: Community-led practices to build the worlds we need 10 December 2020 Lucía Trias for GenderIT.org

Design justice advocates for processes of design that do not extract or appropriate the knowledge of users, but build systems and software that are of use to them, rather than to companies and designers themselves.

Include LGBTIAQ+ voices in internet governance conversations
Include LGBTIAQ+ voices in internet governance conversations 03 December 2020 Nyx McLean for GenderIT.org

Throughout the sessions I have been sitting in at this year’s Internet Governance Forum (IGF), one thought has continuously come to mind: Where is the LGBTIAQ+ community in all of this? We cannot ignore LGBTIAQ+ people in our conversations on the internet, especially not in spaces like the IGF.

Community Networks and Local Access Monthly Newsletter - 31
Community Networks and Local Access Monthly Newsletter - 31 26 November 2020 APCNews

Welcome to the 31st monthly round-up of developments impacting your local access networks.

Rambles of everyday resistance
Rambles of everyday resistance 24 November 2020 Selam Mussie for GenderIT.org

A beautiful essay that explores how to navigate the complexities of sexuality and personhood for Ethiopians, and how the traditional form known as qene or wax-and-gold is the perfect metaphor for negotiating and living dual realities.

Internet Rules: Unboxing Digital Laws in South Asia workshop 2020
Internet Rules: Unboxing Digital Laws in South Asia workshop 2020 23 November 2020

Over the course of the week from 23 to 27 November 2020, the workshop will cover a variety of topics including ICT laws and jurisprudence, access, infrastructure and internet shutdowns, freedom of expression, gender and vulnerable groups, and legal methodology and process, among others.

Bárbara Paes on Black feminist cyberactivists in Brazil and the neoliberalism of "women in tech"
Bárbara Paes on Black feminist cyberactivists in Brazil and the neoliberalism of "women in tech" 17 November 2020 Ani Phoebe Hao for GenderIT.org

Ani Hao interviews Bárbara Paes, a young Brazilian feminist, co-founder of Minas Programam. In this conversation they delve into Black feminist activism in Brazil, feminism funding and the co-optation of gender issues in technology spaces.

Feminists are building their own technology to organise, but where are funders?
Feminists are building their own technology to organise, but where are funders? 16 November 2020 Ledys Sanjuan Mejia for GenderIT.org

Feminist activists have played an important role in pointing out how the internet rights of those who are marginalised on account of gender, sexuality and gender expression are particularly precarious. But where is the funding for feminist work on technology and infrastructure?

Examining women’s access to digital platforms: A case of mobile broadband connections in Uganda - Policy brief
Examining women’s access to digital platforms: A case of mobile broadband connections in Uganda - Policy brief 13 November 2020 WOUGNET

This policy brief presents the findings from an evidence-based study that examines the gendered aspects to women’s internet access on mobile broadband connections in Uganda. 

APC at the IGF 2020: Daily highlights
APC at the IGF 2020: Daily highlights 12 November 2020 APCNews

The annual Internet Governance Forum, the United Nations’ most significant multistakeholder platform for discussing internet governance, is taking place from 2 to 17 November remotely. Here are some highlights on the participation of APC and its members. 

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