gender & ICT
Governments and technology companies profit politically and economically from the vitriol, violence and attention that hate speech attracts. So people, and especially women and LGBTIQ+ people, have evolved responses and ways of hacking hate, through various means and forms.
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.
We welcome the commitments made by Facebook, Google, TikTok and Twitter to tackle online abuse on their platforms. However, without ensuring that the systems they create do not reproduce and amplify existing inequalities, built-in safety tools will only mitigate harms on the surface.
"Gender Approaches to Cybersecurity" explores how gender norms shape specific activities pertaining to cybersecurity design, defence and response. In each of these three pillars, the research identifies distinct dimensions of cyber-related activities that have gendered implications and, thus, need to be considered from a gender perspective.
“Has there been a gendered reality to the issues discussed in the previous sessions of the workshop?” was the question posed. “In every single one” was the immediate response. So began Day 4 of the Internet Rules: Unboxing Digital Laws in South Asia workshop.
This edition is a collection of essays and reflexive writings on feminist ways of knowing, and practices and priorities in feminist internet research. The focus is particularly on how there are added dimensions to all these questions when doing research on the internet and digital technology.
In this exploration of the questions of access and economy for women in Ghana, the author takes a closer look at the digital gender gap. When women don't have equal access to the internet, then what are the economic implications?
The mapping study on the themes of embodiment, agency, expression, movement building, access, economy and gendered labour in network economies indicates common trends, issues and areas for further research and emerging fields of study and intervention.
GenderIT.org interviewed Y. K. (Della) Chang, one of the founders of APC member organisation Jinbonet, who was recently appointed as a Personal Information Protection Commissioner in South Korea.
This report is aimed at providing empirical data that can drive advocacy for greater access to the internet for female schools and generally support advocacy for gender digital inclusion.