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Women in Resistance: MULHERIL and Portal Catarinas as alternative media for women's empowerment in Florianópolis

This master's dissertation shows how the two media groups provide conditions for women’s empowerment as alternative media in the city of Florianópolis, Brazil. The lack of female representation in politics and the symbolic and physical violence women suffer on a daily-basis in the country are linked to the gender gap in the media and Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs). Consequently, structural inequalities in the online world are mapped onto to offline relations of power. The literature chosen draws on feminist theories and media studies to illustrate the presence of women on the Internet and to measure how MULHERIL and Portal Catarinas collaborate with women’s empowerment in their local context.

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