Where's the party at? and Our Virtual Histories: Research and reflections from Ikhtyar
Ikhtyar (Arabic for choice) is an invitation to an open space for people interested in discussing gender issues, and in documenting/developing a gender knowledge base in Arabic. GenderIT showcases their recent research on online harassment and violence, the specific forms it takes in the region and language and their reflections on the research process.
“It made me despise the world of technology”: Interview with Iranian queer feminist Shadi Amin
Shadi Amin, an Iranian queer feminist and writer, became the victim of an online defamation campaign that left her with no recourse. The allegations of rape, abuse, bullying and money laundering wrecked Amin's life and in this interview with Shreya Ila Anasuya, Amin describes the ways in which the attack took place and what happened after.
Mapping Digital Landscapes of Trans Activism in Central Asia and Eastern Europe.
This report on Mapping Digital Landscapes of Trans Activism in Central Asia and Eastern Europe provides a regional overview of digital organizing by trans activists in Central Asia and Eastern Europe, emphasizing shared patterns of digital usage, barriers to free and safe use of the internet, and resistance strategies to homo/transphobic-motivated censorship, surveillance, and online attacks…
Call for Pitches: Algorithmic Futures & Feminist Anxieties in MENA
GenderIT is looking for writers, artists, creators and filmmakers from Middle East & North Africa (MENA) to pitch stories around the theme: Algorithmic Futures & Feminist Anxieties in MENA, for its MENA regional edition 2023. Deadline to submit pitches is May 12, 2023.
Online violence faced by outspoken activists: the case from Egypt
Online violence and harassment mirrors the realities of persecution in the "real world" and extends the avenues for prejudice and discrimination. In Egypt, outspoken activists and Nubian people supporting the cause of Nubians to their own land and also speaking out about race and skin colour-based prejudice face virulent online attacks and are also banned by the Egyptian government.
[COLUMN] How womxn in the Global South are RECLAIMING SOCIAL MEDIA to celebrate being queer
[SPECIAL EDITION] Taking the girl's revolution online: Interview with Ghadeer Ahmed
Ghadeer Ahmed created Girl's Revolution on Twitter and Facebook a year after the revolution on Jan 25 2011 in Egypt. In this interview with Yara Sallam she traces the difficult and rewarding journey of talking about women's rights, body, sexuality, violence and harassment and sharing this with many other women and girls online.
This interview is part of a longer one that conducted in…