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Laida K. Chongo

Laida K.

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Internet access for women and girls in Zambia

Posted Thu 3 Sep 2020 - 13:50 | 331views

Education going online has posed a series of challenges especially for those living in Africa, Asia and other parts of the world where widespread access to the internet is not a given. This article explores how the Zambian government must show a stronger commitment and take measures to address how girls can access online education.

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Joshua Muyiwa

Joshua Muyiwa is a writer and poet.

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Hello? How Can I Help You Today? : Mental Health concerns for LGBTQIA+ people during Covid-19

Posted Thu 27 Aug 2020 - 12:48 | 744views

LGBTQIA+ people are often already isolated, invisibilised in their families and sometimes also facing abuse. In this article, mental health professionals speak about the vulnerability of these groups and people during the lockdown and how fragile links of community and support are still being built.

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Nyx

Nyx McLean is a caffeine-fueled transdisciplinary researcher who writes queerly about the interne

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The digital rights movement needs to be deliberately inclusive

Posted Mon 24 Aug 2020 - 04:00 | 1,956views

The digital rights movement needs to become deliberately and intentionally inclusive. We need to actively engage with how technologies and the internet are racist, as well as how they perpetuate other oppressions through silence.  

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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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Who is your global South feminism serving?

Posted Thu 20 Aug 2020 - 14:38 | 3,333views

In this article, the Zimbabwean feminist researcher and writer Fungai Machirori challenges the idea of "the global South" as a homogenous space.

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Kathleen Foley

Kathleen Foley is a barrister and writer based in Melbourne, Australia.

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Gender and the virtual workplace during COVID-19

Posted Fri 14 Aug 2020 - 14:08 | 2,636views

How does working online change and challenge gender dynamics at the workplace? Here we learn more through the experience of a barrister about how some of the changes brought about by COVID-19 could potentially be liberating and eventually change the workplace to make it better for women.

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Christina Elia

Christina Elia is a freelance journalist and personal essayist from New York City, where she curr

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My Sextortion Birthday: Digital Violence During COVID-19

Posted Tue 11 Aug 2020 - 10:49 | 1,217views

The lockdown raises questions around digital security and safety. From online conferences being hacked to individual women targeted for extortion, there is a lot happening. In this personal essay, one woman navigates sextortion through expression, art and fantasy.

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Ninglun Hanghal

Ninglun Hanghal is a freelance journalist.  She writes on women and development of/in northeast r

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Precarious future for returnees coming back to Manipur

Posted Sat 8 Aug 2020 - 14:07 | 588views

More than 45,000 people have registered to return to their home-state Manipur, and a large number of them are women nurses who faced discrimination and harassment while they were doing their jobs in mainland India. Returnees now face a precarious future regarding where they live, their jobs and their future.

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Nia Tucker

Nia Tucker is an undergrad at Emerson College studying Writing, Literature and Publishing.

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COVID-19 is Leaving Women and LGBTQIA+ People in the USA Vulnerable to Online Surveillance

Posted Wed 5 Aug 2020 - 14:41 | 727views

Essential workers and service workers in the United States of America, especially those who belong to LGBTQIA+ community, are increasingly more vulnerable at the workplace during the COVID-19 pandemic. They are at risk of losing employment benefits, and are subject to discrimination and surveillance at their workplace.

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Kira Xonorika

Kira Xonorika es activista, artista, investigadora y escritora.

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COVID-19 or the necropolitics of lockdown: Who cares about trans bodies?

Posted Mon 3 Aug 2020 - 23:00 | 967views

Kira Xonorika exposes the absence of public policies for trans people in Paraguay during the lockdown by COVID-19 and denounces the serious social consequences of corporeal colonialism that pathologises gender diversity.

Internet has a big footprint
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Nadege

Nadège ha formado parte de proyectos de tecnología transfeminista como

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Webcomic: The Internet's Footprint

Posted Fri 24 Jul 2020 - 20:03 | 1,287views

We often hear that the internet is a cloud. But the internet has a big footprint. With this first release we start a reflective webcomic series around internet's infrastructure from a feminist technopolitical perspective.