Bulanda Tapiwa Nkhowani
Bulanda Tapiwa Nkhowani is a writer, researcher and public policy enthusiast with a focus on technology, digital rights, internet governance and digital inclusion. She is actively involved in internet policy forums and discussions at all levels and is a co-convenor of the Zambia Internet Governance Forum (Zambia IGF) and an Africa School on Internet Governance (AfriSIG) Alumni. Bulanda holds a B.A. (Hons) Degree in Media Studies and Sociology from the University of Namibia.Bulanda saved as a google policy fellow at Paradigm and later a co-lead programs covering the South African region, she is an enthusiast of gender and technology.She is currently the Campaigns and Partnerships Manager for Sub-Saharan Africa at Digital Action.
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The holistic approach: Exploring women’s online freedom of expression and freedom of assembly in the Democratic Republic of Congo
In this piece, authors Rebecca Ryakitimbo, Jean Mwimbi and Bulanda Tapiwa Nkhowani engage with the experiences of online gender based violence (OGBV) against women journalists, women human rights defenders and everyday women in Democratic Republic of Congo. They advocate for a holistic approach in framing, understanding and analysing the impact of technology facilitated gender based violence…
The women of Democratic Republic of Congo have been part of shaping the civic spaces for years, leading to the freedom of the country to now highlighting major rights-based issues. But in doing so, their voices have not only been silenced by age old patriarchal systems, but they have also been subjected to online violence that stifles their constitutionally protected right to freedom of…