Gender and ICTs
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.
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.
How does porn take shape based on the audience's perspective and the practice of sharing and commenting on available online content? This article, based on a digital ethnographic analysis of a Reddit community, explores what feminist porn means on the internet.
The main objective of this study was to assess the impact of online violence against women in politics in Uganda and determine how it might impact their use of digital solutions and social media platforms for expression and participation in the elections.
Digital security is obviously a serious concern, especially since people are spending more time than ever online. So you wouldn’t expect digital security training to be fun and games – but it can be, as Pollicy and Paradigm Initiative prove with their new joint initiative, Digital SafeTea.
In India, the drive for the digitisation of services, combined with offline violence, marginalisation and stigma, make it almost impossible for transgender persons to be considered as people who deserve equal rights.
The integrated biometric database system in Kenya exposes multilayered challenges of statelessness, loss of basic human rights and obstacles to availing government services. Through conversations with Mariam, a Nubian woman we learn about the tedious and lengthy process to obtain an ID card.
Meet Pollicy, a Uganda-based feminist collective of technologists, data scientists, creatives and academics working at the intersection of data, design and technology and one of the newest additions to the APC member network.
How are APC partners improving their communities' lives? By working side-by-side with the local community, La Différence builds Pamoja Net, a community-owned network providing internet access, while facilitating technological learning for youth on the island of Idjwi.
How are APC members improving their communities’ lives? Point of View's reports, research and campaigns have made meaningful contributions toward building and amplifying the voices of women and other marginalised genders and removing barriers to voice, speech and expression across India.