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Sheena Magenya

Sheena Magenya is a feminist with twelve years of working experience in Namibia, South Africa and

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A response to ‘The age of the feminist influencer’

Posted Thu 15 Aug 2019 - 10:46 | 422views

How we organise around shared causes and beliefs has changed with the internet. This piece looks at how the internet allows leadership to be decentralised, and a response to the idea that the age of influencers is necessarily a bad thing.

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Divya

Divya is human rights lawyer from India.

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Advocating for better ICT laws at the Asia Pacific Internet Governance Forum

Posted Thu 8 Aug 2019 - 12:05 | 239views

The Asia Pacific Internet Governance Forum just completed in July 2019 and it took place in Russia. There were very few sessions that dealt with either gender or human rights and none that addressed sexuality. At one session there were discussions on the ICT related-laws and particularly on the broad and unclear provisions that deal with online censorship.

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Nyamishana Prudence

Nyamishana Prudence is a Ugandan writer, she blogs at  pru

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Non-Consensual Dissemination of Intimate Images and Unfair Laws: Ugandan Women Caught in Between

Posted Mon 29 Jul 2019 - 19:08 | 384views

Women in Uganda find themselves in a position where they have nowhere to turn to; they are caught between a rock and a hard place, or between the reality of non-consensual dissemination of intimate images (NCII) and the laws that police their bodies.

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Mamello Sejake

Mamello Sejake is a wildflower, a Black decolonial feminist writer, a researcher and an Afro fa

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How we reimagine and redefine freedoms

Posted Thu 4 Jul 2019 - 14:25 | 716views

What is the extraordinary power of storytelling and art when it comes to the liberation of personhood and sexuality. Here we explore the domino effect of telling our stories and hearing others.

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Rishika Pardikar

Rishika Pardikar is an independent journalist writing in from Bangalore.

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Discourse online and onground around LGBTI rights in Poland

Posted Thu 27 Jun 2019 - 15:41 | 554views

In Eastern Europe there is a spread of anti-gender discourse and in this context the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex (LGBTI) people is precarious. This article explores the protection for free speech, religion and for LGBTI rights in Poland. 

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Sachini

Sachini is a Sri Lankan queer feminist activist with a background in law, journalism and internat

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Finding the Pleasure Point in Internet Policy Spaces

Posted Thu 27 Jun 2019 - 14:04 | 711views

For some of us pleasure in our work is possible, even if it is to find the breaking and bending points in the institutions of policy and law. But even though political and particularly feminist frameworks make space for pleasure, where is the space for that in legal or policy language at the international or national level?

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Wanini Kimemiah

Wanini Kimemiah is a nonbinary writer, photographer and visual artist living in Nair

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My Little Corner of The Internet: The Role of Finstas in The Lives of Queer, Black Africans

Posted Wed 26 Jun 2019 - 12:56 | 554views

The internet is made up of many kinds of spaces knitted together - from the public to somewhat private to the many grey zones in between. Here is how queer black people find public corners for celebrating and self-care through Finstas.

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Tiffany Kagure Mugo

Tiffany Kagure Mugo is the intoxicatingly scary gatekeeper of HOLAAfrica, a Pan African queer wom

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Sliding into the DMs - is the internet helping/hurting our snaxing?

Posted Wed 26 Jun 2019 - 10:14 | 438views

In this podcast by Tiff and Manda, they explore what is happening when the internet enters the worlds(s) of lesbian, bisexual, queer women and others. Does it open up possibilities of those sliding into our DMs or can it be risky and even dangerous to be openly LGBTQI online. 

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Subha Wijesiriwardena

Subha Wijesiriwardena is a queer-feminist activist, researcher, and writer/blogger from Colombo,

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Private Parts: Obscenity and Censorship in the Digital Age

Posted Mon 24 Jun 2019 - 12:28 | 984views

Between right-wing governments and corporate capture of online spaces, there are interesting shifts in how sexuality is censored and governed online and offline. This article looks at the reach and over-reach of laws related to obscenity and censorship in South Asia and the impact that has had on free speech around sex, sex work and sexuality.

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Why it is good that Ethiopians are debating homosexuality?

Posted Fri 14 Jun 2019 - 22:54 | 946views

In this last week there has been an uproar in support of lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer people in Ethiopia, and also a backlash of online threats, harassment and violence.