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Mapping as a strategy to disclose online violence against women

Posted Mon 8 Dec 2014 - 14:50 | 17,725 views
When the APC Women's Rights Programme decided to use the Ushahidi map to collect information about the online violence that many women around the world were enduring, the aim was to gather evidence and show how ICTs can be used to perpetrate violence against women. In two years, from July 2012 to July 2014, almost 500 cases denouncing the use of ICTs and online spaces to perpetrate violence…


A is for Agency

Posted Wed 10 Jul 2013 - 11:12 | 27,790 views
It’s been a great month for cyber-feminism. The #FBrape campaign succeeded in changing the social network giant’s policies on violence against women in record time. The global alarm over the NSA surveillance scandal created mass awareness over privacy and access to personal data. And Instagram launched hipster filters for videos. Perhaps not as breakthrough, but definitely encouraging of more…

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Survey on sexual activism, morality, and the internet

Posted Mon 15 Jul 2013 - 12:29 | 52,797 views
Has the internet become an indispensable tool for feminist and LGBTQI advocacy? How savvy are sexual rights activists in handling the legal and technical issues that come along when they use the internet? How do they negotiate online threats and restrictions? Activists from around the world addressed these and other questions through a global online survey on sexual rights work and the internet.

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Rights . Violence . Technology - HELP US TO JOIN THE DOTS

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 00:21 | 6,236 views
Policies, laws and development plans on emerging ICTs rarely take into account the reality of violence against women in its creation and implementation. Similarly, policies and laws on violence against women rarely take into account the dimensions of emerging ICTs. How have developments in information and communications technologies strengthened the efforts to end violence against women? How has…

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Challenges of communal copyright: Traditional and indigenous knowledge

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 00:20 | 11,169 views
Copyright and patents legislation has spread rapidly over the past century. This has a particular impact on indigenous women and the holders of traditional knowledge, as copyright ignores the possibility that knowledge can be held communally and has definitions of knowledge that exclude information held in a spiritual context. In this article, GenderIT writer Sonia Randhawa examines how women's…

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Finding a difficult balance: Human rights, law enforcement and cyber violence against women

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 00:20 | 12,229 views
GenderIT writer Mavic Cabrera-Balleza probed on new analytical frameworks of violence against women taking into account cyber violence and the challenges and dilemmas women activists confront as they struggle to address this relatively new dimension of gender injustice. She spoke with two women activists who are at the forefront of advocacy on violence against women at the national and…

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Money for tech? Tech and money? Facilitating women’s engagement in the financing discourse through the use of ICT

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 00:20 | 6,705 views
IreenDubel.jpgIreen Dubel, the manager of the gender, women and development programme of Hivos is an active participant in discussions on financing for women and development work. Hivos, Ireen’s organisation, is one of the few…

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Of empty purses and tattered pockets: Stitching funding back into gender and ICT

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 00:20 | 6,547 views
The panel on women's communication rights "Why the purse feels empty: Financing for women's equitable access to information and communication technologies" during the recent 52nd CSW brought together donor, development and civil society perspectives on the issue. Erika Smith presents an overview of the discussion around the challenges, importance and opportunities of financing ICT for women's…

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Where is the Money for Women's Rights Work on ICT? A brief look at the funding landscape for women’s organisations working on information and communication technologies

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 00:20 | 5,700 views
AWIDFundHer.gifIn collaboration with the Association for Women's Rights in Development (AWID), Lucía Carrasco, Fernanda Hopenhaym and Cindy Clark focuses the findings from "Where is the money for women's right? Strategic…

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Integration of ICTs in the Health System: Basic Services and Risks to Privacy

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 00:20 | 6,993 views
How can a health care system respond to the gender-specificities in terms of providing accurate and timely information…