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Salwa Rana

Salwa Rana is a development professional and a lawyer by training based in Pakistan.

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Real Bodies Look Like What: The Relationship of Pornography and Sex in Pakistani Society

Posted Mon 16 Jan 2023 - 10:23 | 396views

As sex continues to be a taboo in Pakistan's conservative society, men form their understanding of what it looks like from unrealistic pornographic content, leading to direct impact on women and their pleasure in real life. Salwa Rana speaks to women to explore this impact.

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Anmol Irfan

Anmol is a Muslim-Pakistani journalist and the Founder of 

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Societal Barriers To Credible Information Makes Women Unsafe In South Asia

Posted Tue 10 Jan 2023 - 11:03 | 453views

Lack of formal and digital literacy hinders South Asian women's access to credible healthcare related information, forcing them to live with illnesses that never get treated. Anmol Irfan discusses the impact of this barrier.

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Lara Mansour

Lara Mansour is a gender and sexuality researcher, and a feminist digital rights activist, based

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A Coy-Tale: Queer Cyber Intimacy And The Surveilled Subject

Posted Mon 19 Dec 2022 - 12:08 | 1,729views

This personal essay by Lara Mansour narrates the experience of being gay in a conservative country like Egypt, and the anxieties of first-ever digital sexual encounter.

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Indri Sri Sembadra

A graduate of the Faculty of Ushuluddin and Philosophy, State Islamic University (UIN) Jakarta.

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Women's Community Radio: How Islanders And Mountain Residents Are Coping With The Impact Of Covid-19 in Rural Indonesia

Posted Mon 12 Dec 2022 - 11:08 | 1,786views

The COVID-19 pandemic highlighted the digital divide that exists in rural Indonesia as the world moved to technology for everyday needs and tasks. The residents of the villages set up community radios to address this gap, which then helped in addressing many economic, educational, communication and entertainment needs of the residents.

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Aniqa Haider

Aniqa Haider is a visual artist from Pakistan with eight years of experience in her respective fi

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Patriarchal Control As Hindrance To Digital Access for Women in Pakistan

Posted Mon 12 Dec 2022 - 09:47 | 760views

Patriarchal restrictions on internet access lead to impacts that affect all aspects of women's lives in Pakistan. This familial control is not only detrimental to their economic and educational growth, but also is a threat to their safety and health. In this series of illustrations, Aniqa Haider sheds light on the impact of gender digital divide in Pakistan.

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Zinara Rathnayake

Zinara Rathnayake is a travel, food & culture writer based in Asia.

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Shattering Women’s Futures: Evidence Of Patriarchal Control Of The Cybersphere In Sri Lanka

Posted Mon 12 Dec 2022 - 09:10 | 1,007views

Patriarchal control on digital access in Sri Lanka continues to keep women away from opportunities and connections, creating a sense of alienation amongst them. Zinara Rathnayake discusses how family restrictions on the ownership and usage of the internet and smartphones impact Sri Lankan women.

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Nandar

Nandar is a feminist activist, storyteller, and podcaster from Shan State, Myanmar.

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In Conversation: Online Violence Bars Women and LGBTQI+ Folks' Access to the Internet in Myanmar

Posted Mon 12 Dec 2022 - 08:28 | 847views

Sexism, misogyny and homophobia bars women and gender-diverse folks' access to the internet in Myanmar, leading to violence to continue to perpetuate without any repercussions for perpertrators. In this podcast, Nandar talks to a digital security expert about experiences of vulnerable people on the internet.

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Amita S

Amita is a Malaysian-born illustrator with a passion for good lighting and atmospheric images ins

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Commodifying Yourself For Digital Access in Malaysia

Posted Mon 12 Dec 2022 - 08:06 | 943views

A short comic on the anxieties of sharing yourself and your work online, and how one has to commodify all aspects of themselves online, which can open doors to unwanted risks and online hate.

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Artemis Akbary

Artemis is an LGBT rights activist, radio presenter, and producer at Radio Ranginkaman.

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Afghan Queer Community’s Access to The Internet Is A Double Edged Sword Under Taliban Rule

Posted Mon 12 Dec 2022 - 07:26 | 922views

As the Taliban government took over Afghanistan in 2021, the already limited space for women and LGBTQI+ folks started to shrink even more. The effects were visible not only in public offline spaces, but very clearly on the internet as well, as members of the Taliban surveilled on people through their social media activities, and subjected them to physical violence. Artemis Akbary speaks to...

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Ventura Profana

(Catu/BA, 1993) Ventura Profana profetiza la multiplicación y la abundante vida negra, indígena y

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The Theology of Transmutation

Posted Thu 1 Dec 2022 - 12:10 | 909views

Ventura Profana, a Brazilian artist and writer, narrates an Afrofuturist manifesto engagingtrans epistemology and theological studies to examine the colonial legacies and historical choreographies of the white supremacist matrix; Ventura explores the historical instrumentalisation of Christianity as a device for the maintenance of whiteness. In her artistic practice, involving digital collage...