Anonymize yourself: digital security and feminist practice of technology

Originally published on, Feminist talks

From the 16th to the 18th of April I attended a pre-event to the 12th AWID forum that was focusing on the intersection between information and communication technology, the internet and feminist practices, and that was interrogating privacy and security in online spaces and on our devices.

As the day passed, I saw myself surrendering to the fact that there is nothing good in the laziness of a routine that prevents us from thinking about the technological abuse that we as women activists can suffer and make others suffer. When on the 18th April we had the feminist tech exchange I understood that I need, I have to anonymise myself. Continue reading “Anonymize yourself: digital security and feminist practice of technology”

Filtered by the state, inspired by Gita Sen

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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”

Advocating for a Revolutionary Consciousness

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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”