Member Workshop | #VisibleWikiWomen Workshop: Creating our own Feminist Realities
AWID and Whose Knowledge? invite you to participate in a virtual workshop for AWID members only.
Digital Dangers: Information and Communication Technologies and Trafficking in Women
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It seems unlikely that whoever coined the term ‘information superhighway’ anticipated that the traffic on the internet would be in people, as well as information. How, and how much, the internet and other ICTs are implicated in trafficking is the subject of this paper.
Feminist experiences of organising politically across virtual worlds
In recognition of this particular moment in time, and knowing that so many movements may be relying more and more on organising remotely for the next few months, APC, AWID and FRIDA share some of what we have learnt around how to organise politically in virtual worlds.
Urgent opposition to the Digital Trade Rules in the World Trade Organization
We join over 300 civil society groups urging WTO members to abandon their push for “e-commerce” negotiations proposed by Big Tech transnational corporations and focus urgently on transforming global trade rules for shared prosperity for all.
How to have balance when you work for a global organisation
Nana Darkoa Sekyiamah is currently the Director of Information, Communications and Media at AWID. She has worked mainly virtually for close to 5 years, connecting with colleagues at AWID in 16 countries, and meeting over various digital platforms. She is sharing my top 6 tips for thriving in today’s gig economy.
Privacy is a fundamental right not just for the most powerful and privileged
The right to privacy is a fundamental human right, to be enjoyed by all. This statement was delivered at the UN Human Rights Council 40th Session, on March 1st, 2019.
Speaking up and staying safer: an interview with young reproductive justice activist Renee Bracey Sherman
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The Young Feminist Wire interviewed Renee Bracey Sherman, a reproductive justice activist and author of Saying Abortion Aloud: Research and Recommendations for Public Abortion Storytellers and Organizations. Bracey Sherman talks about online harassment and how she dealt with it when she started writing and talking about her abortion publicly.
“If You Have Nothing To Hide, Then You Have Nothing To Fear!”: Why digital security is everyone’s issue
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Earlier this year I attended a Digital Security workshop organized by Association for Progressive Communication and Point of View in Mumbai, India. This was my first workshop on digital security and, like most others in the group, I was clueless about my expectations. I was generally aware of the larger issues of surveillance, politics of big data and other issues of concerns in the digital world. However in my mind, these were hardly issues that would ever affect me. For a very long time, I thought that digital security does not concern me because there was hardly anything of relevance from my digital existence that was of any potential significance.
Moving forward in building feminist networks
With the expansion of Internet access and the increasingly widespread use of social networks, the occurrence of crimes of violence against women on the Internet has been grown exponentially. Online activity aimed at attacking women — by publishing offensive comments and name-calling, by the unauthorized sharing of personal photos and by threatening virtual assaults — is an increasingly common practice. According to an UN report, about 73% of Internet users have been exposed to some kind of cyber-violence.