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Hija Kamran is GenderIT Coordinator and Editor.

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The Case of Selective Morality, Sexist Laws and Online Censorship in Pakistan

Posted Tue 19 Jul 2022 - 08:53 | 660views

Internet censorship in the name of morality in Pakistan is rampant, and the trend continues to grow as new laws and regulations are introduced. But just a cursory look at this trend reveals that the censorship is not just vague, but also sexist, targeting women's expression and experiences online.

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Fungai Machirori

Fungai Machirori is a feminist researcher and writer whose areas of interest include digital and

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Can Black African Women Finally Hack The System Through Their Digital Feminism?

Posted Thu 14 Jul 2022 - 09:13 | 1,160views

Young Black women are moving away from the "Stong Black Woman" narrative, and using online platforms to redefine digital feminism for them. Fungai Machirori explores how one young Black woman is attempting to hack the system. But is it working?

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Sara Pathirana

Sara has been engaged in the media sector for over ten years.

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Understanding Hate and Hate Speech: What does it mean for women and other oppressed groups?

Posted Wed 27 Apr 2022 - 12:57 | 689views

Living under constant fear of being targeted with religious hate and hate speech is a shared experience of Sri Lanka’s Muslim community. In this podcast, journalist and researcher Sara Pathirana talks to Sheikh Arkam Nooramith – a Sri Lankan Islamic scholar, and Ms. Hafsah Muheed – an experienced professional working on gender-based violence and women’s health, about how the community deals...

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The Foundation for Media Alternatives (FMA) is a non-government organization based in the Philipp

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Hate Speech in the Philippines

Posted Wed 27 Apr 2022 - 12:23 | 813views

Gender-based violence is prevalent in Philippines, and it is targeted towards young girls, women and LGBTQI+ communities not just in public spaces by state leaders and known individuals, but also in more private online settings. Impunity in many cases have only enabled perpetrators to continue the violence. This set of comic strips highlights different kinds of gender-based hate speech in the...

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Efi Sri Handayani

Efi Sri Handayani is young women activist based on Jakarta.

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404 Love Error

Posted Wed 27 Apr 2022 - 11:53 | 849views

Despite a boom in dating apps geared towards Muslim community, expectations of “morality” from Muslim women makes dating, and particularly online dating, a daunting experience. This comic strip explores how women are blamed for the intimate partner violence while they also face a barrage of abuse, and adds a layer of religiosity to the discussion that sets strict moral grounds only for women...

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Raiz Rizqy

Raiz Rizqy, National Coordinator of Transmen Indonesia (TI).

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We Rise, We Heal, We Resist

Posted Tue 22 Mar 2022 - 17:20 | 1,254views

Indonesia has celebrated gender diversity even before the country's independence. This is indicated by the existence of five genders in the Bugis (South Sulawesi) tradition, namely: Makunrai (female), Oroane (Male), Calabai (Male with women soul), Calalai (Female with man soul) and Bissu. During the Old Order in Indonesia, some of these groups were targeted, and in the contemporary, there are...

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Bruna Zanolli

Bruna Zanolli is an activist, community media consultant and self-taught technician in the areas

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Sharing human and internet bandwidth of a community network in the middle of a pandemic

Posted Mon 13 Dec 2021 - 13:36 | 2,108views

In Vale do Ribeira, São Paulo, Brazil, a group of ecological, quilombola farmer women, in partnership with two feminist organisations: APC and Sempreviva Organização Feminista (SOF), managed to deploy and operate their Wi-Fi mesh network. Bruna Zanolli highlights the importance of building trust, empathy and feminist guidelines in the community so that their internet infrastructure could...

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Marcela Guerra

Marcela Guerra is a mother and craftswoman with a focus on technological appropriation and object

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The Tower

Posted Sun 12 Dec 2021 - 18:47 | 1,636views

Marcela Guerra shakes us through her tarot card “The Tower”, raising awareness of the urgent need for a fresh start, for human-centred societies and infrastructures, or perish as Mother Nature agonises, and inequalities are exacerbated.

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Upasana Bhattacharjee

Upasana is an interdisciplinary researcher working at the intersection of cyberculture and digita

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Community networks: states, solutions and communities

Posted Sun 12 Dec 2021 - 17:48 | 2,555views

Upasana Bhattacharjee further builds on this notion of community network not only as a local connectivity infrastructure serving the unserved people and rural areas left out by markets or states, but mainly as a social actor that builds knowledge, autonomy and agency at the local level, through a community-owned infrastructure and organized operation.

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Cyber law in Zambia: should it be repelled? Thoughts from a female human rights defender

Posted Fri 10 Dec 2021 - 14:09 | 1,091views

This article provides insights into the recently passed Cyber Security and Cyber Crimes Act, 2021 in Zambia, from the perspective of Laura Miti, an award-winning human rights defender. Mitri alerts on how this act gives sweeping powers to the government to hush criticism of any kind and curtail freedom of expression and privacy.