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date: 25 September 2018

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Transnational feminist networks use the Internet to mobilize people and create spaces to debate global and local issues. Despite their successful use in feminist networking, they remain fraught spaces where global agendas may trump local articulations. This chapter explores the uses of virtual spaces by TFNs and local activists around violence against women, invoking notions of gendered citizenship and unearthing the dialectics of power and powerlessness among feminist activists. It studies the responses to violence against women by the UN Commission on the Status of Women and two TFNs: Women Living Under Muslim Law and 50 Million Missing. It relates this analysis to ideas of citizenship in social media postings on the gang-rape and murder of a young woman in India in 2012 and shows how diverse networks of women and men simultaneously negotiate the cultural politics of cyberspace alongside the place-based politics of gender and cultural violence.

Keywords: TFNs, Internet, violence against women, citizenship

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