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Mardiya Siba Yahaya

Mardiya Siba Yahaya is currently a Mandela Rhodes Scholar studying a Master’s in Sociology at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. Her work as a feminist researcher and storyteller focuses on analysing the internet and its cultures from gendered, sexuality and religious margins. Her mission is to promote grassroots feminist digital development. She is currently investigating digital surveillance in the Muslim community and its influence on Muslim women’s participation on the internet.

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What can digital surveillance teach us about online gender-based violence?

Posted Mon 1 Nov 2021 - 15:15 | 793 views

The article argues that digital surveillance is part of gendered and racist disciplinary structures, that manifest in specific forms of online gender-based violence experienced by black Muslim women influencers.

a woman immersed in her mobile phone as in a bath, is being watched by unperceived eyes