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Hija Kamran

Hija Kamran is WRP and GenderIT Coordinator and Editor. She is a digital rights advocate from Pakistan, and has worked on key policy and human rights issues in the country in the past decade.

Editorial

Access Denied: Gender Digital Divide As A Form Of Violence in South and Southeast Asia

Posted Mon 12 Dec 2022 - 07:01 | 482 views

Despite the boom in the usage of the internet and technology in the past few decades, gender digital divide continues to be a hindrance around the world that bars women, non-binary and gender diverse people from accesssing the full potential of this communication marvel. As a result, they are left behind as the world, led by cisgender heterosexual men, moves forward, making structural gendered...

Access Denied: Gender Digital Divide As A Form Of Violence in South and Southeast Asia

Posted Mon 12 Dec 2022 - 06:52 | 1,222 views

While the significance of digital access cannot be contested, in small pockets of Asian communities and households, the internet continues to be a luxury for most people for various reasons, including the lack of financial resources, absence of infrastructure, or political and/or patriarchal control. And much like everything else, this lack of digital access impacts women and LGBTQI+ folks ...

Feminist talk

Iranian Women’s Fight For Right To Life And Freedom Faces Surveillance, Internet Shutdowns, Violence And Murders

Posted Mon 3 Oct 2022 - 08:25 | 1,627 views

In Iran, women are protesting to demand bodily autonomy and their right to live, in the wake of the state-backed murder of a 22-year-old Mahsa Amini by the morality police. The government is responding by killing more women, attacking protestors and censoring the internet to contain the information.

The illustration reads, "Zan, Zindagi, Azadi" that translates to "Woman, Life, Freedom".

Feminist talk

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

Posted Tue 19 Jul 2022 - 08:53 | 2,460 views

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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Feminist talk

Online Dating in Pakistan

Posted Tue 2 Oct 2018 - 10:55 | 31,125 views

The rise of dating apps allows women to take control of their social life and their choices. In this article Hija Kamran speaks to many women in Pakistan about their experience of online dating, both good and bad, whether it allows for challenging of conservative social norms or it leaves women vulnerable to abuse and other risks.

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