FIRN Research Projects 2023

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Feminist Internet Research Network (global)





Comissioned by the Feminist Internet Research Network to disseminate their research on GenderIT, a think tank OF and FOR women's rights, sexuality, sexual rights and internet rights activists, academics, journalists and advocates.

Global attention to Technology-Facilitated Gender-Based Violence (TFGBV): Feminist Perspectives

The feminist research conducted within the Feminist Internet Research Network (FIRN) provides us with critical Global South feminist perspectives and a prioritisation of context-based analysis that provide much needed nuanced views into the national and regional experiences of TFGBV.

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The holistic approach: Exploring women’s online freedom of expression and freedom of assembly in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Gender-based violence is often tied to systems, practices, norms and cultures that exist in communities. This is the same case for the DRC where the culture, despite some communities being matrilineal, supports and perpetuates GBV by silencing the voices of women and giving more power to men.

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ALL OF A SUDDEN: Research on Digital Violence against LGBTQIA+ communities in Türkiye

Increasing anti-democratic and authoritarian policies and practices of the government negatively affects the lives of LGBTQIA+ communities in online and offline spaces.

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The Left Out Project: The case for an online gender-based violence framework inclusive of transgender, non-binary and gender-diverse experiences

The Left Out Project explores online gender-based violence (OGBV) as experienced by transgender, non-binary and gender-diverse (TNBGD) people in Botswana, Rwanda, South Africa and Uganda. Through this project, we aimed to centre TNBGD people’s experiences of OGBV so that responses to OGBV (e.g., policies) can be better informed and ensure more robust protections for TNBGD people. The research moves to reconceptualise and reframe OGBV to be inclusive of TNBGD people’s experiences of violence.

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