Feminist e-Knowledges Programme

The AGI’s Feminist e-Knowledges programme started running in 2012 and so far, several activities have taken place in the programme. These include a research on young women's experiences with e-spaces, collaborations with feminist activists located in NGOs on an online advocacy campaign as well as in hosting a public intellectual dialogue on sexuality online. Two journal articles will be published in the course of 2013. For more information on the above-mentioned activities as well as programme activities for 2013, please click on the specific areas of work listed below.

Feminist e-Knowledges Programme: Areas of Work

Research

Partnership Building

Public Intellectual Dialogue

Capacity Building

Programme Objectives:

  • Deepening understanding of feminist e-activists' work in African contexts
  • Theorizing interactions between e-technologies and the production of gender
  • Strengthening the linkages between feminist e-activisms within NGO and movement spaces and the work of feminists within African higher education
  • Ensuring that e-space is understood as a vital political space for challenging intersectional inequities and injustices across the African continent
  • Strengthening local and regional experiences and activisms through global collaborations to broaden the knowledge base
  • Building capacity of local NGOs and movements through skills and strategies exchange to harness e-technologies for social change

Feminist e-Knowledges Programme Convenors:

Selina Mudavanhu has worked as a journalist as well as an activist in the area of media and gender. Selina is currently doing her PhD in Media Studies with the Centre for Film and Media Studies at the University of Cape Town. Selina enjoys telling stories using digital tools. She has used the methodology to tell personal stories as well as to articulate serious political issues (see the ‘Keep the Saartjie Baartman Centre open’ advocacy video and 'Saartjie Baartman Centre...more support needed' video).
Contact Details:
Tel: (+27) 21 650-4202
Email: selina.mudavanhu@uct.ac.za

Jennifer Radloff
is a feminist activist who has spent the past 15 years working with women’s rights activists in the creative and strategic use of ICTs for social change and women’s empowerment at local, regional and global levels. Her interests include feminist practices and politics of technology and using methodologies such as digital storytelling to facilitate people creating their own stories in their own voices and engaging with technologies in a meaningful way.
Contact Details:
Tel: (+27) 21 650-4204
Email: jennifer.radloff@uct.ac.za

 

 

Radloff, J. 2013. Editorial: Feminist engagements with 21st-century communications technologyFeminist Africa 18: p1-11 READ EDITORIAL

Mudavanhu, S. 2013. “Sinking into oblivion? Ethnographic insights into the place of radio in the lives of women living in a rural community in Zimbabwe”, Feminist Africa 18: p68-77 READ ARTICLE

Feminist Africa 18: e-spaces : e-politics now available online! FA 18 explores feminist engagements with communications technology. Feminist Africa is Open access and all articles are available for download and sharing. READ ARTICLES.

Learn how to communicate more effectively with online media.  This ebook is for you if:

·         You are a nonprofit leader interested in using social media, but you don't know which platform to use or how to get started;

·         You would like to use social media in a more structured and strategic way;

·         You are trying to convince management to use social media in your organisation;

·         You have dabbled in social media, or use it to a limited degree, but don't know what to do next;

·         You are wondering if you're wasting your time on social media. READ MORE.

Mudavanhu S. & Radloff.  J. 2013. 'Taking feminist activism online: reflections on the ‘Keep Saartjie Baartman Centre Open’ e-campaign', Gender & Development, 21 (2): 327-341

By Christopher Zara (24 May 2013)
For some time now, a growing cadre of feminists, activists and women’s groups have been screaming into the digital well that is Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ:FB), trying to get the world’s largest social network to be more proactive in removing content that they say endorses violence against women and girls. READ MORE.

The African Gender Institute invites you to a seminar presentation: 'Constructions of nationalism on Radio Zimbabwe' by Selina Mudavanhu on Tuesday 9 April 2013

Shereen Essof, the Regional Coordinator of JASS Southern Africa (one of AGI's partners in the Feminist E-knowledges programme) launched her book, SheMurenga in Harare on Thursday 21 March 2013. 

Taking into account the kinds of opportunities and challenges faced by feminists located in African universities, the GWS Africa project offers African-authored and African-centred material that takes gender seriously. Here we offer...

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