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#SudanUpdates and the weaponization of Internet Access, where are Sudanese Women?*

Posted Wed 24 May 2023 - 16:51 | 697views

On the 15th of April, a war broke out between the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) and the Rapid Support Forces (RSF), exposing the civilian population to death, and displacement. This is an update on what we need to know and how limited internet access is not allowing the Sudanese people to exercise their freedom of expression. ...

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Sweta Dash

Sweta Dash is based in Delhi and writes on public health, welfare mechanisms, and identification

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Digitisation Under India’s Rural Employment Act Troubles Rural Women Workers

Posted Fri 12 May 2023 - 12:48 | 1,501views

Since its passage, the Rural Employment Act of India guaranteed employment for millions of women in the country. But to promote digitisation in the country, the introduction of two recent changes in the Act have led to creating challenges for the workers in marking attendance and getting fair wage.

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Anmol Irfan

Anmol is a Muslim-Pakistani journalist and the Founder of 

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Is Tate Culture Infiltrating Religious Conversations and Spaces?

Posted Tue 4 Apr 2023 - 09:53 | 640views

Andrew Tate is notorious for his misogynist ideologies and hateful narratives that he propagates through his online channels. However, since accepting Islam, he has found a particular audience among religious men and young boys who seem to have gotten validation of their conservative beliefs. Anmol Irfan discusses.

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Amrita is a research associate at IT for Change.

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Beyond Deterrence: Understanding the Chilling Effects of Technology-Facilitated Gender Based Violence

Posted Thu 23 Mar 2023 - 10:09 | 1,329views

Technology-facilitated gender based violence has a direct impact on women and gender diverse folks' ability to navigate digital spaces freely. It not only hinders their experience of being connected, but also forces them to self-censor as well as employ patriarchal characteristics of a 'good girl' in attempts to stay safe from violence that comes with speaking up. Amrita Vasudevan discusses....

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The writer is based in Lahore, Pakistan. They identify as queer and non-binary.

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Creating A Space For Queer Expression On Pakistani Internet

Posted Wed 8 Mar 2023 - 07:46 | 604views

The internet has given a space for self-expression to Pakistani LGBTQIA+ people. Where there are risks of being targeted as a result of this visibility, many young queer folks are finding a sense of community through the expression of those around them.

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Colleta Dewa

Colleta Dewa is a journalist based in South Africa who has worked for the Southern Times Newspape

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Violence Against Sex Workers Surges in South Africa As They Move To The Internet For Work

Posted Mon 6 Mar 2023 - 12:53 | 1,128views

Sex workers in South Africa moved to the internet to seek clients as the offline opportunities dwindled due to the pandemic-induced lockdown. But they face previously unknown challenges with the prevalent online gender based violence in the country; Colleta Dewa discusses.

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Seerat Khan

Seerat Khan is the Programs and Comms Lead at the Digital Rights Foundation in Pakistan, and has

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Bodily Autonomy And Censorship: Snippets From South Asia

Posted Tue 21 Feb 2023 - 11:05 | 959views

The overregulation of women and gender diverse folks' bodies in South Asian culture has found its way in online spaces and heavily polices how bodily autonomy is expressed and regarded. Seerat Khan discusses barriers to this autonomy and its impacts on self-expression.

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Zainab Durrani

Zainab Durrani is a lawyer by education and a digital rights activist by profession, based in Pak

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Digital Waves of Hate: The Struggle Continues for Pakistan’s Transgender Community

Posted Fri 27 Jan 2023 - 07:41 | 1,486views

The transgender community in Pakistan has constantly been subjected to persecution and violence hindering their participation in 'normal' life. This violence has increasingly been mirrored into digital world leading to plethora of hashtag campaigns initiated to damage the struggles of the community.

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Etenat Awol

Etenat is a writer from Ethiopia with a professional background in academics, media and content m

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Of The Things War Did To Us

Posted Tue 17 Jan 2023 - 12:40 | 1,816views

What is belonging? What is its role in our lives - if any? Are we free to belong, freed by belonging or bound by it? In this piece, Etenat pulls the curtains allowing us a little peek into her exploration of these questions through her experience of a war ravaging all she knew -or thought she knew - of land, love and liberation. Her articulation of the sentences exacted upon her (and many...

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Mardiya Siba Yahaya

Mardiya Siba Yahaya is a feminist digital sociologist, researcher and community movement builder

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Resilience through Internet Research: Reflections on Conducting Research with Front-Line Defenders in the Horn of Africa

Posted Tue 17 Jan 2023 - 12:18 | 1,569views

Academically, politically, socially, religiously, realistically and holistically, what is resilience? This reflective piece takes us through the behind the scenes and in-betweens of a research on the (in)visibilitiy of muslim women human right defenders in the Horn of Africa. In their reflection of the research, an invitation to reckon with seeing oneself in the “subject” of one’s research,...