Digital space offers new avenues, opportunities, and platforms in the fight for gender equality, and for the social, economic, and political participation of women and marginalised communities. However, the very same space plays host to gender inequalities and security threats with gendered implications.
This edited volume ventures into complexities at the intersection of gender, security, and digital space, with a particular focus on the persistent problems of access, harassment, and disinformation. Scholars and practitioners in this volume tackle various facets of the issue, presenting an array of research, experiences, and case studies that span the globe. This knowledge lends itself to potential policy considerations in tackling inequalities and threats with gendered implications in cyber space towards digital spaces that are safe and equal.
This book is a must-read for students, scholars, and practitioners seeking to expand their knowledge on the gendered threats in digital space and potential remedies against them.
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Gulizar Haciyakupoglu and Yasmine Wong
2 The Women, Peace and Security Agenda in Digital Space
3 What Can Internet Shutdowns Tell Us About Gender and International Security?
4 ASEAN and Gendered Violence in Cyberspace
Fitriani Bintang Timur
5 Online Harassment and the Space for Political Speech: Advocating for Gender Equality in Malaysia
6 Emotions in Motion: Emotions, Viral Justice, and Practices of Security
7 Nasty, Fake and Online: Distinguishing Gendered Disinformation and Violence Against Women in Politics
8 Security, Misogyny, and Disinformation Undermining Women’s Leadership
9 Underserved, Underrepresented and Unaware: Uplifting Women Through Digital Literacy Initiatives
Sun Sun Lim
10 A New Era in the Fight Against Online Misogyny
"This work could not be timelier. Gender is so often a key element to the way online spaces (mal)function, and integral to the misinformative narratives bad actors co-opt to misuse them, so it’s striking that our collective response to online governance has tended to side-line gendered perspectives. These attacks – which are usually pre-meditated for political gain, and spurred by the predatory algorithmic practices of social media platforms - discourage women from seeking roles in politics, thereby undermining the foundations of our democracy in ways that call for urgent redress. Through this important work, Haciyakupoglu and Wong have made commendable interdisciplinary strides in closing this research gap by interrogating how gender, the internet, and security intersect."---Lucina Di Meco (She/Her), Co-founder, https://www.she-persisted.org/