Agenda: Inequality – the G7 must change the endgame | ONE Campaign

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Women around the world are facing a crisis and this month world leaders can do something about it. As they assemble at the G7 summit in France, they can change the endgame for gender equality by tackling some of the biggest issues facing women from lack of education to discriminatory laws, to gender-based violence and more. But leaders will only deliver if we act.

#ProgressNotPromises #G7 #GENDErEQUALITY

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Facebook’s ad-serving algorithm discriminates by gender and race – MIT Technology Review

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Exhibition – Hysterical Minining

Tabita Rezaire, Ultra Wet – Recapitulation (film still), 2017, Courtesy the artist & Goodman Gallery [press image]

An exhibition of the Kunsthalle Wien in context of the VIENNA BIENNALE
In any society, one fundamental field in which gender is expressed is technology.
Technical skills and domains of expertise appear to be divided between the sexes,
shaping masculinities and femininities. Hysterical Mining gathers artistic positions
that use, appropriate, and play with feminist methodologies to question and test
tTabita Rezaire, Ultra Wet – Recapitulation (film still), 2017, Courtesy the artist & Goodman Galleryhe (sexist) breeding ground of technology in order to decode and deconstruct the
ideological terrain of the supposedly objective, universal knowledge it is founded on,
as well as to reinvent the relations between techno-sciences and gender.
Hysterical Mining fervently acknowledges the gendering, ethnicising, and racialising
biases inscribed and embedded in technologies generally taken as “neutral.”
The exhibition thus seeks to negotiate gender politics in an attempt to resist and
counter traditional dichotomies (male/female, mind/body, objectivity/subjectivity,
object/subject, human/machine, rationality/fiction) that are consequential of past
and current constructions of knowledge serving capital interests.

The dual title of the exhibition functions on a stratum of different grounds and
actively aims to push beyond dualities, the reversal and (re)interpretation of each
word and their complex of intertwined connections that surpass binary assimilation.
“Hysterical” (ironically) refers to “pathologies” of hysteria (diagnosed by Freud)
that allegedly agitated women into frenzied states. Turning this understanding
upside down, however, the exhibition rethinks hysteria as a healthy reaction
encapsulating the wider types of frustration people experience with technology and
above all as a positive instinctual or emotional way to sense problems. “Mining”
evokes data mining and the extraction of rare earth minerals for the production of
technological devices – hence referring to ideas of knowledge and value based on
the accumulation of information or raw material. Within the context of the issues
addressed in the exhibition, “mining” first and foremost refers to the excavation of
hidden or concealed meanings or systems to bring them back to the surface.

Artists: Trisha Baga, Louise Drulhe, Veronika Eberhart, Sylvia Eckermann & Gerald
Nestler, Judith Fegerl, Fabien Giraud & Raphaël Siboni, Katrin Hornek, Barbara
Kapusta, Marlene Maier, Miao Ying, Pratchaya Phinthong, Marlies Pöschl, Delphine
Reist, Tabita Rezaire
Curators: Anne Faucheret, Vanessa Joan Müller

Discursive space
The discursive space at Kunsthalle Wien Karlsplatz will be activated during the
exhibition with a variety of events; from artist talks, lectures and performances
to film programs and workshops. Barbara Kapusta will give a reading of her own
writing, dancer Anne Juren will perform in the exhibition, Irene Posch will host a
workshop on Handcrafting the Digital. Tabita Rezaire offers a collective sky-gazing
during the full moon and Cornelia Sollfrank will share her explorations in techno-
feminism, art and activism. A selection of documentary and experimental artist’s
films will feature at the film festival Kaleidoskop and at LE STUDIO Film und Bühne.
There will be guided tours, thematic discussions and the Hysterical Mining Library –
and much more will occur spontaneously!

Community College: The Black Box Issues
Could there be an affectionate feminist algorithm? What knowledge(s) can we
acquire about the inner processes of black boxes in order to be capable of action,
criticism and to tackle technologically amplified discrimination?

[Source: Press Release]

Open get-togethers,
workshops and collective action in June (7/6 with Cornelia Sollfrank, 12/6, 21/6, 26/6
2019) and September (20 – 27/9 2019) – risking translations of what is only partially

Exhibition Hysterical Mining

29/5 – 6/10 2019


Kunsthalle Wien Museumsquartier
Museumsplatz 1
1070 Vienna, Austria

Kunsthalle Wien Karlsplatz
Treitlstraße 2
1040 Vienna, Austria
Opening Hours

Tuesday – Sunday 11 am – 7 pm
Thursdays 11 am – 9 pm


Phone: +43-1-52189-0

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Empowering Women through Blockchain Solutions

Innovation for gender equality - cover imageSee the new UN Women brochure “Innovation for gender equality”, you find there showcases and practices around innovation, e.g. how blockchain technology can empower women afected by humanitarian crisis or how women farmers can benefit from the Buy from Women (BfW) digital platform.

And you get to know pilot programmes adopting a gender-responsive approach to innovation with marginalized beneficiaries to partnerships with start-ups, as a result of UN Women creating the Global Innovation Coali-tion for Change (GICC).

Access the page of the publication Innovation for gender equality 
Download PDF brochure here

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Gender-based violence in discourse.

A comparative study on anti-violence communication initiatives across #Europe, in #Austria and #Spain. by Birgit Wolf

This post is a resume on my recent academic article presenting the results of a literature review and an analyses of anti-violence campaigns from a 5 years periode.

RESUME: Considering the efforts to resolve the widespread societal phenomenon of violence against women, awareness-raising and the role of the media comprise one of the key targets by the most important international agreements to combat it. The women’s anti-violence movement since the 1970s has made essential contributions to the recognition of violence against women as a human rights violation and is a crucial player in the field of violence prevention. Its anti-violence initiatives are of major importance. Looking at the media in general, we can observe how different programmes and formats depict similar (visual) narratives of clichéd imagination on intimate partner violence, whereas the systemic nature of the problem mostly remains hidden (Bonilla Campos, 2008; Boyle, 2005; ; Lopez Diéz, 2005; Taylor, 2009; Wolf, 2013a, b). This lack of clarity is hindering the comprehension of gender-based violence as a societal phenomenon.

The imagery disseminated by the women’s anti-violence movement and institutionalised entities constitutes the core subject of this article, in order to obtain insights into the supposed alternative representations appropriate to contrast the ‘malestream’ media on the subject. Their contributions to visual discourse through European-wide, Spanish and Austrian anti-violence initiatives are analysed from 2007 to 2011 – before the Istanbul Convention came into force. As the social roots and the transposition of the complexity of gender-based violence constitute a rather ambiguous undertaking, the analysis aims to disclose how anti-violence initiatives shape the social accounts of male-to-female partner violence, identifying good practice examples and underlying ideological concepts.

Keywords: audio-visual media; visual discourse; violence against women; gender-based violence; prevention, campaigns

See the whole article: Recommended citation: Wolf, B. (2018). “Gender-based violence in discourse. A comparative study on anti-violence communication initiatives across Europe, in Austria and Spain”. Anàlisi. Quaderns de Comunicació i Cultura, 59, 1-27. DOI: <>

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A practitioner’s toolkit on women’s access to justice programming | UN Women – Headquarters

Access to justice is critical for the effective implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. “A practitioner’s toolkit on women’s access to justice programming” was developed by UN Women, UNDP, UNODC and OHCHR to stimulate bolder gender-responsive justice interventions. It harnesses experiences, lessons learned, and promising practices for creating non-discriminatory and inclusive justice systems, empowering women and girls to claim and fully realize their rights.

Source: A practitioner’s toolkit on women’s access to justice programming | UN Women – Headquarters

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