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Chenai Chair

Chenai Chair’s interest in the ICT sector developed from learning of mobiles for development whil

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Letter to my younger self – a budding feminist researcher.

Posted Wed 28 Aug 2019 - 10:23 | 717views

What is the difference between doing research that takes into consideration gender as a factor and being a feminist researcher. In this touching and funny letter, a researcher speaks to her younger self about naivete, idealism and ofcourse, funding. 

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Rebecca Ryakitimbo

Rebecca is an avid writer,researcher and technologist who considers herself a STEAM (Science, Te

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Kondoa Community Network: Breaking gender Digital divides

Posted Wed 21 Aug 2019 - 11:48 | 1,013views

Community networks provide alternatives to infrastructure to access internet that is controlled by either companies or the state. In the remote area where Kondoa Community Network works, even patchy services have been helpful to ensure access to better education and medical services. 

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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 - 09:46 | 1,876views

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 - 11:05 | 609views

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 - 18:08 | 959views

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 - 13:25 | 1,101views

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 - 14:41 | 956views

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 - 13:04 | 1,154views

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 - 11:56 | 892views

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 - 09:14 | 640views

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.