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Call for Pitches: Algorithmic Futures & Feminist Anxieties in MENA

Posted Tue 9 May 2023 - 05:37 | 199 views

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.

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ISSUE BRIEF: Feminist Frontiers in Freedom of Expression Online

Posted Thu 27 Apr 2023 - 01:00 | 245 views

This policy brief explores questions related to online expression for feminist and women’s rights activists, and draws upon the emerging trends and challenges. Additionally, it provides a preliminary introduction to useful emerging language and advocacy for the CSW and beyond.

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Bodily Autonomy And Censorship: Snippets From South Asia

Posted Tue 21 Feb 2023 - 05:05 | 982 views

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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Of The Things War Did To Us

Posted Tue 17 Jan 2023 - 06:40 | 2,023 views

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

Posted Tue 17 Jan 2023 - 06:18 | 1,563 views

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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RAPT

Posted Tue 17 Jan 2023 - 03:19 | 747 views

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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The War On Time

Posted Tue 17 Jan 2023 - 02:12 | 679 views

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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[Part 2] A Commitment to Creativity: The Online Aesthetics of Feminist Labour

Posted Mon 14 Nov 2022 - 05:33 | 1,561 views

This two-part series sheds light on how art and creativity play a key role in activism in Pakistan, and provides the country's feminist movement and struggles a prominent visual aesthetics on the internet.

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[Part 1] A Commitment to Creativity: The Online Aesthetics of Feminist Labour

Posted Mon 14 Nov 2022 - 05:21 | 1,804 views

This two-part series sheds light on how art and creativity play a key role in activism in Pakistan, and provides the country's feminist movement and struggles a prominent visual aesthetics on the internet.

Beauty filters drastically impact young South Asian women's self-esteem. Illustration by Nadège

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Mirror, Mirror on the Phone: How Social Media Beauty Filters Impact South Asian Women

Posted Thu 15 Sep 2022 - 06:24 | 2,360 views

Young women in South Asia struggle with the society's obsession of fair skin and eurocentric features all their lives, so beauty filters on social media apps have been providing them what many home remedies have failed to offer. But how are these tech solutions impacting their self-esteem? Areej Akhtar discusses.