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Dahlia Mahmoud

Dahlia Mahmoud is an international design educator and consultant with expertise in institutional

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Posted Tue 17 Jan 2023 - 09:19 | 650views

Too emotional, too angry, too oppressed, too something for a system built on severing every umbilical cord there is between Mother and child: Mother Earth, Mother Nature and Mother Africa. What is it like being a Black Muslim Woman in the Arab world or the world in general? In this contribution, Dahlia viscerally confronts some of the can, cannots, do and do nots society throws in the face of...

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Saba Mah'derom

Saba Mah'derom is a researcher and global health advocate with a specialty in maternal health.

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Tigray: Life Beneath the Sealed Skies

Posted Tue 17 Jan 2023 - 09:08 | 22,304views

Out of sight, out of mind - is one of the realest phenomena confronting warriors of truth and justice on the forefront of humanitarian disasters. Beyond the solidarity profile picture changes and statuses of “please pray” for whichever catastrophe that is ravaging the very heart and soul of humanity anywhere on this planet of ours, there are very real, live humans literally dying to live....

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Joan Njeri

Joan Njeri uses media to tell Africa's transformative stories by showing how we are changing our

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RED: A Documentary Exploring the Cost Of Menstruation

Posted Tue 17 Jan 2023 - 08:54 | 578views

Njeri Maina produced a documentary that speaks about the “Poverty Period” in Kenya. In her production, Njeri tries to build and weave a narrative that exposes the cultural stigma and stereotypes that are related to menstruation and how such socially constructed beliefs and ideas are used to discriminate against women and girls in public and private spaces. Njeri also explores how class status...

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Dimah Mahmoud

Dimah Mahmoud (PhD) is a Pan-African humanist by practice, actionist by learning, and passionate

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The War On Time

Posted Tue 17 Jan 2023 - 08:12 | 545views

Co-editor Dr. Dimah shares with us this existential piece she wrote “The War on time.” With it she sets us free from slaving ourselves by the entrapment of time that we created with a flawed understanding of time, and what time is meant for. The piece is also meant to provide a reflective piece into the journey Dimah and Tigist have had in this editorial process; and the conception of time as...

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Salwa Rana

Salwa Rana is a development professional and a lawyer by training based in Pakistan.

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Real Bodies Look Like What: The Relationship of Pornography and Sex in Pakistani Society

Posted Mon 16 Jan 2023 - 10:23 | 692views

As sex continues to be a taboo in Pakistan's conservative society, men form their understanding of what it looks like from unrealistic pornographic content, leading to direct impact on women and their pleasure in real life. Salwa Rana speaks to women to explore this impact.

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Anmol Irfan

Anmol is a Muslim-Pakistani journalist and the Founder of 

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Societal Barriers To Credible Information Makes Women Unsafe In South Asia

Posted Tue 10 Jan 2023 - 11:03 | 569views

Lack of formal and digital literacy hinders South Asian women's access to credible healthcare related information, forcing them to live with illnesses that never get treated. Anmol Irfan discusses the impact of this barrier.

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Lara Mansour

Lara Mansour is a gender and sexuality researcher, and a feminist digital rights activist, based

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A Coy-Tale: Queer Cyber Intimacy And The Surveilled Subject

Posted Mon 19 Dec 2022 - 12:08 | 1,886views

This personal essay by Lara Mansour narrates the experience of being gay in a conservative country like Egypt, and the anxieties of first-ever digital sexual encounter.

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Indri Sri Sembadra

A graduate of the Faculty of Ushuluddin and Philosophy, State Islamic University (UIN) Jakarta.

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Women's Community Radio: How Islanders And Mountain Residents Are Coping With The Impact Of Covid-19 in Rural Indonesia

Posted Mon 12 Dec 2022 - 11:08 | 1,984views

The COVID-19 pandemic highlighted the digital divide that exists in rural Indonesia as the world moved to technology for everyday needs and tasks. The residents of the villages set up community radios to address this gap, which then helped in addressing many economic, educational, communication and entertainment needs of the residents.

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Aniqa Haider

Aniqa Haider is a visual artist from Pakistan with eight years of experience in her respective fi

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Patriarchal Control As Hindrance To Digital Access for Women in Pakistan

Posted Mon 12 Dec 2022 - 09:47 | 964views

Patriarchal restrictions on internet access lead to impacts that affect all aspects of women's lives in Pakistan. This familial control is not only detrimental to their economic and educational growth, but also is a threat to their safety and health. In this series of illustrations, Aniqa Haider sheds light on the impact of gender digital divide in Pakistan.

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Zinara Rathnayake

Zinara Rathnayake is a travel, food & culture writer based in Asia.

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Shattering Women’s Futures: Evidence Of Patriarchal Control Of The Cybersphere In Sri Lanka

Posted Mon 12 Dec 2022 - 09:10 | 1,161views

Patriarchal control on digital access in Sri Lanka continues to keep women away from opportunities and connections, creating a sense of alienation amongst them. Zinara Rathnayake discusses how family restrictions on the ownership and usage of the internet and smartphones impact Sri Lankan women.