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Joana Varon is Founder Directress and Creative Chaos Catalyst at Coding Rights (Brazil). Affiliated with the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society, she was also a Human Rights and Technology fellow from the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School.

Former Mozilla Media Fellow, she is co-creator of several creative projects operating in the interplay between activism, arts, and technologies, such as;,, The Map of Internet Territory,,, #safersisters, Safer Nudes,, Net of Rights and many others. Currently, she is getting inspired by how ancestral knowledge and feminist studies can inspire feminist science-fiction stories to help us imagine alternative and decolonial futures tunned with social-environmental concerns.

Self-taught geek and cyberfeminist, with an academic background in Law, International Relations, and Development Studies, she was one of the researchers who kick-started the working group on Human Rights Considerations for Standards and Protocols at the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), just as she had the opportunity to engage in processes at most of Internet Governance International Arenas, like IGF, OHCHR, ITU, WIPO, and others.

Brazilian, with Colombian ancestry, she is also engaged in several international civil society networks, such as Privacy International Network, the Open Observatory of Network Interference (Ooni), Feminist AI Research Network, Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen (IFA) digital civil society network, Rede Transfeminista de Cuidados Digitais, Tierra Comum, Al Sur, FairLac at IDB, among others, always focused on bringing Latin American perspectives in search of feminist techno-political frameworks to question and inform the development, deployment, and usages of technologies.

#Decolonial-tech #Feminism #HackerKnowledge #HumanRights


Deep Dives

The Future Is TransFeminist: from imagination to action

Joana Varon describes a new tool designed to help collectively envision ideas for alternative imaginaries of futuristic technologies

Jul 3, 2020

The Ability to Say NO On the Internet

A feminist approach to consent in digital technologies

Feminist research and bridging conversations about consent

Mar 8, 2019