The effects of ICT4D in Disability Activism

In my previous blog posts, the emphasis was on the role and impact of social media, viral campaigns, hashtags and mobile applications in the context of digital activism. In my final post of this series, however, I will focus on disability activism and how it is influenced by ICT4D, while elaborating on some of the main points previously addressed and including some of the extracts of several interviews conducted with members of disability activism in Spain.

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What it means to be removed from a photo

More needs to be done to ensure that a diverse group of youth activists are both seen and heard in the fight against climate change. Continue reading “What it means to be removed from a photo”

Campaigns, links and contents I liked, March 2020

“Fratelli d’Italia”,  the Italian national anthem is topping the list of songs played and sung from windows across the country.  The “Balcony music” campaign has been unifying people in Italy amid the Coronavirus outbreak. Is it the beginning of a new era of social and advocacy movements? Continue reading “Campaigns, links and contents I liked, March 2020”

To the memory of Lina Ben Mhenni, the woman who blogged the Jasmine Revolution

Since the 2010-2011 Tunisian uprisings, much has been said about the determinant role of the Internet and social media.  Lina Ben Mhenni, the young Tunisian women blogger and social rights activist, has denounced the violence of Ben Ali’s authoritarian regime and confronted police impunity with her sick body, her extraordinary courage, her fierce independence and perseverance. So, who is the real protagonist,  the activist or technology? Continue reading “To the memory of Lina Ben Mhenni, the woman who blogged the Jasmine Revolution”

Group Post: The effects of Corona Virus on the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW)

For most women’s organizations, the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) is a magical part of the year, when they are granted access to the highest echelons of global policymaking. For two weeks, they organize side and parallel events, they participate in interactive dialogues with Member States and they lobby and advocate tirelessly. It is also an excellent opportunity for networking and building global coalitions on basically all issues that affect women – from economic independence to disability rights, combating violence against women and girls. Continue reading “Group Post: The effects of Corona Virus on the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW)”