FIRNresearch

Encounters, coffees and conflicts: Reflections from action-research on a feminist autonomous network
Encounters, coffees and conflicts: Reflections from action-research on a feminist autonomous network 11 March 2022 Bruna Zanolli and Débora Prado

A group of women set up a community network in an area without internet connectivity in Brazil – the Terra Seca quilombo community. These are their reflections while conducting a participatory research process on community networks through an intersectional feminist lens.

Not My AI: A feminist framework to challenge algorithmic decision-making systems deployed by the public sector
Not My AI: A feminist framework to challenge algorithmic decision-making systems deployed by the public sector 10 March 2022 Coding Rights

Taking Latin America as a point of departure, this research seeks to contribute to the development of an anti-colonial feminist framework to question artificial intelligence systems that are being deployed by the public sector, particularly focused on social welfare programmes.

Anti-rights discourse in Brazilian social media: Digital networks, violence and sex politics
Anti-rights discourse in Brazilian social media: Digital networks, violence and sex politics 10 March 2022 Horacio Sívori and Bruno Zilli

This report addresses the role of social media in the production and dissemination of hate speech and anti-rights discourse in Brazil. The researchers analysed the impact of this hostile climate on feminists, LGBTIQ people and their allies, as well as their individual and collective responses.

Gender norms, gendered work and intersectional digital inequalities in Rwanda
Gender norms, gendered work and intersectional digital inequalities in Rwanda 07 February 2022 Research ICT Africa

This study combined quantitative and qualitative research to explore what socioeconomic factors inhibit internet access for women in rural and urban settings in Rwanda. It was produced with the support of APC as part of the Feminist Internet Research Network (FIRN).

After the Storm: How to restore policy dialogue and supportive discourse against gender-based violence online in Bulgaria
After the Storm: How to restore policy dialogue and supportive discourse against gender-based violence online in Bulgaria 11 August 2021 BlueLink Foundation

The aim of the project is to support state institutions and civil society organisations involved in overcoming gender-based violence on the internet, in identifying the right communication tone and methods to improve its effectiveness.

Platforms, Power and Politics: Perspectives from domestic and care work in India
Platforms, Power and Politics: Perspectives from domestic and care work in India 12 July 2021 Aayush Rathi and Ambika Tandon

This report presents the findings of a two-year research project undertaken by the Centre for Internet and Society (CIS) to study the entry of digital platforms in domestic and care work in India. The project was supported by APC as part of the Feminist Internet Research Network.

Alternate realities, alternate internets: African feminist research for a feminist internet
Alternate realities, alternate internets: African feminist research for a feminist internet 18 August 2020 Neema Iyer, Bonnita Nyamwire and Sandra Nabulega

Discriminatory gendered practices are shaped by social, economic, cultural and political structures in the physical world and are similarly reproduced online across digital platforms. This report presents research into the online lived experiences of women in five countries across Africa.

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