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Joana is afiliated to the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society, Executive Directress and Creative Chaos Catalyst at Coding Rights (Brazil), and Technology and Human Rights Fellow at the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy from 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;,,, #safersisters, Safer Nudes,, Net of Rights and She is also part of the groups of researchers who kick-started the working group on Human Rights Considerations for Standards and Protocols at the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF).

Brazilian, with Colombian ancestry, she is engaged in several international civil society networks, such as Privacy International Network, the Open Observatory of Network Interference (Ooni), Al Sur, Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen (IFA) digital civil society network, among others, always focused on bringing Latin American perspectives in the search of feminist techno-political frameworks for human rights-based development, deployment and usages of technologies.

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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