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Amrita

Amrita is a research associate at IT for Change.

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Beyond Deterrence: Understanding the Chilling Effects of Technology-Facilitated Gender Based Violence

Posted Thu 23 Mar 2023 - 10:09 | 459views

Technology-facilitated gender based violence has a direct impact on women and gender diverse folks' ability to navigate digital spaces freely. It not only hinders their experience of being connected, but also forces them to self-censor as well as employ patriarchal characteristics of a 'good girl' in attempts to stay safe from violence that comes with speaking up. Amrita Vasudevan discusses....

Anonymous Pakistani

The writer is based in Lahore, Pakistan. They identify as queer and non-binary.

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Creating A Space For Queer Expression On Pakistani Internet

Posted Wed 8 Mar 2023 - 07:46 | 359views

The internet has given a space for self-expression to Pakistani LGBTQIA+ people. Where there are risks of being targeted as a result of this visibility, many young queer folks are finding a sense of community through the expression of those around them.

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Colleta Dewa

Colleta Dewa is a journalist based in South Africa who has worked for the Southern Times Newspape

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Violence Against Sex Workers Surges in South Africa As They Move To The Internet For Work

Posted Mon 6 Mar 2023 - 12:53 | 665views

Sex workers in South Africa moved to the internet to seek clients as the offline opportunities dwindled due to the pandemic-induced lockdown. But they face previously unknown challenges with the prevalent online gender based violence in the country; Colleta Dewa discusses.

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Seerat Khan

Seerat Khan is the Programs and Comms Lead at the Digital Rights Foundation in Pakistan, and has

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Bodily Autonomy And Censorship: Snippets From South Asia

Posted Tue 21 Feb 2023 - 11:05 | 682views

The overregulation of women and gender diverse folks' bodies in South Asian culture has found its way in online spaces and heavily polices how bodily autonomy is expressed and regarded. Seerat Khan discusses barriers to this autonomy and its impacts on self-expression.

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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 | 1,075views

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 | 1,498views

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 | 1,359views

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 | 669views

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 | 684views

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 | 809views

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...