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Zainab Durrani

Zainab Durrani is a lawyer by education and a digital rights activist by profession, based in Pak

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Digital Waves of Hate: The Struggle Continues for Pakistan’s Transgender Community

Posted Fri 27 Jan 2023 - 07:41 | 284views

The transgender community in Pakistan has constantly been subjected to persecution and violence hindering their participation in 'normal' life. This violence has increasingly been mirrored into digital world leading to plethora of hashtag campaigns initiated to damage the struggles of the community.

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Etenat Awol

Etenat is a writer from Ethiopia with a professional background in academics, media and content m

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Of The Things War Did To Us

Posted Tue 17 Jan 2023 - 12:40 | 852views

What is belonging? What is its role in our lives - if any? Are we free to belong, freed by belonging or bound by it? In this piece, Etenat pulls the curtains allowing us a little peek into her exploration of these questions through her experience of a war ravaging all she knew -or thought she knew - of land, love and liberation. Her articulation of the sentences exacted upon her (and many...

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Mardiya Siba Yahaya

Mardiya Siba Yahaya is a feminist digital sociologist, researcher and community movement builder

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Resilience through Internet Research: Reflections on Conducting Research with Front-Line Defenders in the Horn of Africa

Posted Tue 17 Jan 2023 - 12:18 | 779views

Academically, politically, socially, religiously, realistically and holistically, what is resilience? This reflective piece takes us through the behind the scenes and in-betweens of a research on the (in)visibilitiy of muslim women human right defenders in the Horn of Africa. In their reflection of the research, an invitation to reckon with seeing oneself in the “subject” of one’s research,...

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Ayak Chol

Ayak Is a Refuge born South Sudanese Women, Youth peace and Security Expert focusing on participa

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Poem: Sad & Lonely

Posted Tue 17 Jan 2023 - 10:07 | 277views

It is said that a picture is worth a thousand words. In her poetic contributions to our edition, Ayak blatantly challenges this as she paints and captures thousands of images, voices in and between each word. 

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Ayak Chol

Ayak Is a Refuge born South Sudanese Women, Youth peace and Security Expert focusing on participa

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Poem: The Womb's Curse

Posted Tue 17 Jan 2023 - 10:03 | 285views

It is said that a picture is worth a thousand words. In her poetic contributions to our edition, Ayak blatantly challenges this as she paints and captures thousands of images, voices in and between each word. 

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Cecilia Maundu

Cecilia Maundu is a broadcast journalist, a digital rights researcher and a digital security trai

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[Podcast] Stories of Resilience: Daughters of the Horn Using Digital Spaces for Activism

Posted Tue 17 Jan 2023 - 09:51 | 381views

In her Podcast, “Digital Dada,” on a special series called “Stories of Resilience”, Cecilia Maundu invites Lucia Ayiela from Kenya. This conversation explores the experience of women journalists and digital advocates in the region. Lucia Ayiela shares with us her journey, the high and low points of her career, as a digital activist and how she empowers women activists to join the digital...

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Dahlia Mahmoud

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

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RAPT

Posted Tue 17 Jan 2023 - 09:19 | 295views

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 | 21,191views

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 | 276views

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 | 282views

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...