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Sheena Magenya

Sheena Magenya is a feminist with twelve years of working experience in Namibia, South Africa and Kenya. Sheena has a background in media and communications, and is interested in the opportunities that African women have to influence and effect change in social and political spaces, including online spaces. She is curious about technology and the Internet, and passionate about an intersectional feminist approach to social justice. She holds BA in Media Studies and Psychology from the University of Namibia, and a Masters (Cum Laude) in Creative Writing from the University of the Witwatersrand.


Haciendo una internet feminista en Africa: Por qué se necesitan feministas y feminismos africanos en internet

Posted Mié 8 Abr 2020 - 16:10 | 3,215 views

En este artículo editorial, Sheena Magenya desafía la narrativa dominante sobre África y la tecnología, reclamando más feministas y feminismos africanos en, dentro y alrededor de Internet.

Black woman wolking with digital elements around.


Making a Feminist Internet in Africa: Why the internet needs African Feminists and Feminisms

Posted Mar 17 Mar 2020 - 22:03 | 11,601 views

In this editorial article, Sheena Magenya challenges the dominant narrative on Africa and technology, calling for more African feminists and feminisms on, in and around the internet, to counter the idea that technology somehow levels the playing field for all, and is an infallible solution to all our problems.

Black woman wolking with digital elements around.

Feminist talk

A response to ‘The age of the feminist influencer’

Posted Jue 15 Ago 2019 - 09:46 | 6,190 views

How we organise around shared causes and beliefs has changed with the internet. This piece looks at how the internet allows leadership to be decentralised, and a response to the idea that the age of influencers is necessarily a bad thing.

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Feminist talk

A cat among pigeons: Gender, culture and internet governance at AFRISIG 2018

Posted Jue 25 Oct 2018 - 08:50 | 3,630 views

All feminists have had to ask themselves in several gatherings and meetings - when can I raise the gender question? Sheena Magenya here reflects on her experiences at AFRISIG 2018, and goes deep into the question of how do we navigate, understand and eventually change such spaces.

African School of Internet Governance 2018

Feminist talk

Women in Africa and expression on the internet

Posted Mar 15 Sep 2015 - 13:05 | 6,778 views
We all have an interesting relationship with the internet. In many ways, our current relationships with the internet are indicators of the socio-cultural, economic and political contexts that we live and work in. For many women in the east and southern parts of Africa, our relations with the internet are deeply classed, with women living in urban and semi-urban areas having easier and more access...

DJS choice

Yoga, Instagram and a memorable yearbook quote

Posted Lun 1 Jun 2015 - 08:40 | 4,365 views
DJ's choice is a weekly section by, exploring the depths of the web to provide you once a week with a top 5 of creative, interesting and informative pieces and resources on gender and ICTs. Delight yourself with this selection of “sparks”: Good readings, interesting links, videos, pictures, cool authors to point to, amazing tools, and much more. Send us interesting material to...

Feminist talk

Why internet rights matter for Africa(ns)

Posted Mié 3 Sep 2014 - 16:47 | 8,054 views

When I found myself suddenly having to care for and look after my new born child alone, I panicked. I panicked because I had never done this before and the ten minute tutorial on washing and feeding my infant that the nurse gave me at the hospital was lacking in many ways. I had questions, so many questions-but she didn’t have time. I was a woman, as far as she was concerned and therefore I...