Filtered by the state, inspired by Gita Sen

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Originally published on GenderIT.org, Feminist Talks

The convention center is big, enormous, 2500 women from all over the world to attend the 12th AWID International Forum on Women’s Rights in Development. It’s my first AWID, usually I avoid these overwhelming conventions but this time I couldn’t say no. Erika from APC contacted me and proposed to apply for the session on the internet and the challenge of privacy. The proposal has been accepted and I am here. And the internet, its relevance as a feminist issue is something I advocate. Continue reading “Filtered by the state, inspired by Gita Sen”

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Advocating for a Revolutionary Consciousness

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Originally published on GenderIT.org, Feminist talks

Another day had passed and tomorrow will be the last day of the AWID 2012 Forum.. At the end of day two I fell down, literally, I just fell. It did hurt but I stood up and went to the party a bit scored but, all in all, well.

others, name tags - AWID Fomrum 2012
others, name tags – AWID Fomrum 2012

The Underground Cistern is an incredible place from the Romans’ time, adapted to disco. But the drinks were far too expensive so a few friends of mine went out buying a bottle for what inside bought one drink. I left relatively early and went with C. outside talking all night about ourselves, our politics, our pasts, love, money, violence witnessed and much much more. Continue reading “Advocating for a Revolutionary Consciousness”

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