Writers

GenderIT.org writers are the engine and soul of the think tank – monitoring the latest trends in internet policy and culture, and deepening our feminist analysis and vision. Our writers are journalists, activists, lawyers, bloggers, and they also are illustrators, cartoonists, video-makers and filmmakers. Many come from Latin America, Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Arabic-speaking countries. Some have been with Genderit.org for a long time, and others have just joined.

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Zainab Durrani

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Zainab Durrani is a lawyer by education and a digital rights activist by profession, based in Pakistan. She manages the Data Privacy portfolio at Digital Rights Foundation and also conducts extensive research on the overlap of tech, gender... Read more…
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Dimah Mahmoud

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Dimah Mahmoud (PhD) is a Pan-African humanist by practice, actionist by learning, and passionate change-maker by choice. As a self-proclaimed Warrior of Truth, she beats the drums of Love, Unity and Liberation at the intersection of People... Read more…
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Etenat Awol

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Etenat is a writer from Ethiopia with a professional background in academics, media and content marketing. She started her professional journey at Woldia University, where she taught journalism and Communication for a year.Before embarking... Read more…
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Mardiya Siba Yahaya

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Mardiya Siba Yahaya is a feminist digital sociologist, researcher and community movement builder whose work examines the internet and its cultures from the margins of gender, sexuality, race, geo-political location, and religion. She... Read more…
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Ayak Chol Alak

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Ayak Is a Refuge born South Sudanese Women, Youth peace and Security Expert focusing on participation and access. She has a background in Clinical Medicine and Communication with the ability to make quick and meticulous assessment. She is... Read more…
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Cecilia Mwende Maundu

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Cecilia Maundu is a broadcast journalist, a digital rights researcher and a digital security trainer. She is also an African Union Media Fellow. She works at the intersection of journalism, technology and human rights, with a focus on... Read more…
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Dahlia Mahmoud

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Dahlia Mahmoud is an international design educator and consultant with expertise in institutional outreach and devel- oping creative professional programs. Her career centers on implementing innovative design strategies and entrepre-... Read more…
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Saba Mah'derom

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Saba Mah'derom is a researcher and global health advocate with a specialty in maternal health. She is also a board member of Women of Tigray, an organization dedicated to amplifying the voices of women and girls of Tigray, and advocating... Read more…
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Joan Njeri

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Joan Njeri uses media to tell Africa's transformative stories by showing how we are changing our communities’ narratives and fostering positive social impact. Her first film was Kaleidoscope as a production manager. The film was an... Read more…
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Salwa Rana

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Salwa Rana is a development professional and a lawyer by training based in Pakistan. She takes a special interest in writing about the socio-legal challenges with regards to gender and tech in the country.
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Anmol Irfan

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Anmol is a Muslim-Pakistani journalist and the Founder of Perspective Magazine. Her work focuses mainly on global gender justice, media representation and climate. She aims to amplify marginalised narratives across the globe through... Read more…
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Lara Mansour

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Lara Mansour is a gender and sexuality researcher, and a feminist digital rights activist, based in Egypt. She takes a multidisciplinary approach to her studies that lie at the intersection of cyber culture, anthropology, political economy... Read more…
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Indri Sri Sembadra

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A graduate of the Faculty of Ushuluddin and Philosophy, State Islamic University (UIN) Jakarta. She has a vision of creating social change, especially for women and minority groups. She has been interested in gender and pluralism issues... Read more…
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Aniqa Haider

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Aniqa Haider is a visual artist from Pakistan with eight years of experience in her respective field. She has a vast portfolio encompassing visual content for digital rights campaigns, conceptual illustration for children, and developing... Read more…
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Zinara Rathnayake

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Zinara Rathnayake is a travel, food & culture writer based in Asia. Her writing has been published in New York Times, Bon Appétit, BBC Travel, CNN, The Guardian, Atlas Obscura, Al Jazeera among other digital and print publications. She... Read more…
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Nandar

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Nandar is a feminist activist, storyteller, and podcaster from Shan State, Myanmar. She is the founder and Executive Director of the Purple Feminists Group, a feminist CSO, and hosts the bi-lingual podcasts G-Taw Zagar Wyne and Feminist... Read more…
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Amita Seve

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Amita is a Malaysian-born illustrator with a passion for good lighting and atmospheric images inspired by nature, fantasy and vintage art. Check her work on her website, Instagram and Twitter.
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Artemis Akbary

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Artemis is an LGBT rights activist, radio presenter, and producer at Radio Ranginkaman. They are also the founder and director of Afghan LGBT Organization (ALO).