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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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Too Much Freaky Sex: Online Platforms As Ways To Talk About Sex Positivity

Posted Thu 22 Sep 2022 - 13:35 | 322views

Sex positivity is being rejected by many now given how it is portrayed as something that requires hypersexualised expressions rather than understanding the nuances of what it actually entails. Tiffany Mugo discusses how podcasts are revisiting sex positivity through storytelling.

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Areej Akhtar

Areej Akhtar is an alumnus of the Yale Young Writers’ Workshop, and is currently a third-year stu

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Mirror, Mirror on the Phone: How Social Media Beauty Filters Impact South Asian Women

Posted Thu 15 Sep 2022 - 11:24 | 642views

Young women in South Asia struggle with the society's obsession of fair skin and eurocentric features all their lives, so beauty filters on social media apps have been providing them what many home remedies have failed to offer. But how are these tech solutions impacting their self-esteem? Areej Akhtar discusses.

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Arsalan

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

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For Queer People in Pakistan, Pride Flags On Social Media May Be Doing More Harm Than Good

Posted Tue 23 Aug 2022 - 07:40 | 878views

As the world celebrates Pride month every June, in Pakistan, this celebration brings hate and violence to the community. The writer explores how seemingly innocuous expression of queerness and support for the community has opened doors of violence on individuals on the intern

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Shruti Arora

Shruti Arora is a queer feminist activist from India.

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Digital Technologies in the Abortion Rights Movement

Posted Wed 17 Aug 2022 - 22:04 | 1,109views

In light of the illegal status of safe abortion, abortion seekers turn to the internet to access credible related information. Shruti Arora discusses how women in India and Poland challenge the abortion ban, and how online resources help them seek authentic information for safe abortion.

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hija

Hija Kamran is WRP and GenderIT Coordinator and Editor.

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The Case of Selective Morality, Sexist Laws and Online Censorship in Pakistan

Posted Tue 19 Jul 2022 - 08:53 | 1,479views

Internet censorship in the name of morality in Pakistan is rampant, and the trend continues to grow as new laws and regulations are introduced. But just a cursory look at this trend reveals that the censorship is not just vague, but also sexist, targeting women's expression and experiences online.

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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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Can Black African Women Finally Hack The System Through Their Digital Feminism?

Posted Thu 14 Jul 2022 - 09:13 | 5,030views

Young Black women are moving away from the "Stong Black Woman" narrative, and using online platforms to redefine digital feminism for them. Fungai Machirori explores how one young Black woman is attempting to hack the system. But is it working?

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Sara Pathirana

Sara has been engaged in the media sector for over ten years.

Podcasts and Videos

Understanding Hate and Hate Speech: What does it mean for women and other oppressed groups?

Posted Wed 27 Apr 2022 - 12:57 | 1,299views

Living under constant fear of being targeted with religious hate and hate speech is a shared experience of Sri Lanka’s Muslim community. In this podcast, journalist and researcher Sara Pathirana talks to Sheikh Arkam Nooramith – a Sri Lankan Islamic scholar, and Ms. Hafsah Muheed – an experienced professional working on gender-based violence and women’s health, about how the community deals...

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The Foundation for Media Alternatives (FMA) is a non-government organization based in the Philipp

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Hate Speech in the Philippines

Posted Wed 27 Apr 2022 - 12:23 | 1,530views

Gender-based violence is prevalent in Philippines, and it is targeted towards young girls, women and LGBTQI+ communities not just in public spaces by state leaders and known individuals, but also in more private online settings. Impunity in many cases have only enabled perpetrators to continue the violence. This set of comic strips highlights different kinds of gender-based hate speech in the...

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Efi Sri Handayani

Efi Sri Handayani is young women activist based on Jakarta.

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404 Love Error

Posted Wed 27 Apr 2022 - 11:53 | 1,543views

Despite a boom in dating apps geared towards Muslim community, expectations of “morality” from Muslim women makes dating, and particularly online dating, a daunting experience. This comic strip explores how women are blamed for the intimate partner violence while they also face a barrage of abuse, and adds a layer of religiosity to the discussion that sets strict moral grounds only for women...

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Raiz Rizqy

Raiz Rizqy, National Coordinator of Transmen Indonesia (TI).

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We Rise, We Heal, We Resist

Posted Tue 22 Mar 2022 - 17:20 | 1,422views

Indonesia has celebrated gender diversity even before the country's independence. This is indicated by the existence of five genders in the Bugis (South Sulawesi) tradition, namely: Makunrai (female), Oroane (Male), Calabai (Male with women soul), Calalai (Female with man soul) and Bissu. During the Old Order in Indonesia, some of these groups were targeted, and in the contemporary, there are...