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Are we there yet? Online freedom of association and freedom of expression for women in the DRC

Posted Mon 17 Apr 2023 - 04:22 | 326 views

The women of Democratic Republic of Congo have been part of shaping the civic spaces for years, leading to the freedom of the country to now highlighting major rights-based issues. But in doing so, their voices have not only been silenced by age old patriarchal systems, but they have also been subjected to online violence that stifles their constitutionally protected right to freedom of…

Publication

[Research] Brazilian feminist responses to online hate speech: Seeing online violence through an intersectional lens

Posted Tue 22 Nov 2022 - 03:12 | 369 views

This paper looks at current struggles and transformations on the meanings of online violence in Brazil. It interrogates how feminist research and interventions in digital technologies with regards to online violence against LGTQIA+ in the contemporary political scenario. Responses to online hate speech as political violence shed new light on the intersections of gender, race, sexuality and…

Feminist talk

How Platform Design Shapes Working Conditions in India: A Case Study Of Urban Company

Posted Tue 15 Nov 2022 - 04:56 | 1,119 views

Conversations about service delivery apps are usually centred around how customers experience these apps, but rarely do these discussions explore and examine the conditions service providers work in. The study by The Centre for Internet & Society analyses one platform, Urban Company, in India for its treatment of domestic workers who register on the app to provide services on the company's…

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Connecting reflections through a community network's experience in Brazil

Posted Thu 20 Oct 2022 - 04:47 | 1,497 views

Community networks in quilombolas from Terra Seca/Ribeirão Grande in Brazil have been helping households to connect to the internet while serving individual needs of residents. In the backdrop of the FIRN research exploring the same, the authors discuss how these community-led networks connect communities with technology.

Research

White paper on feminist internet research

Posted Thu 13 Oct 2022 - 06:46 | 631 views

As part of the Feminist Internet Research Network (FIRN) project, supported by the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), this white paper aims to assess feminist internet research in relation to internet governance and policy, with a particular focus on scholarship in the global South.

Publication

Feminist Internet Research Network: Meta-research project report

Posted Thu 13 Oct 2022 - 06:38 | 568 views

The Feminist Internet Research Network (FIRN) and the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) Women’s Rights Programme’s knowledge building strategic team conducted a meta-research project that focused on the methodological processes and ethical practices of the eight research projects implemented as part of the FIRN project. Meta-research is the study of research, including its…

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Discussing Ethics of Care, Intersectionality and Power Dynamics in the Feminist Research Work

Posted Fri 30 Sep 2022 - 15:19 | 1,345 views

When conducting feminist research, it is important to acknowledge various intersectionalities, as well as ethics of care, challenges and all the dynamic interconnections in the process. The FIRN partners explore these themes in their research through the years.