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Serene Lim

Serene is an activist, a writer, and lawyer who tries to talk, write, live, work and love the feminist way. Raised in a lovely town and now a Kuala Lumpur-dweller and a borderless digital-wanderer. Her area of interest includes technology, human rights, gender studies, sexuality, feminist legal theory, storytelling, and Netflix.

In depth

Observing a community network in the Philippines through a gendered lens

Posted Mon 7 Jan 2019 - 15:03 | 1,798 views

In this interview, Serene Lim dives deep into what are the gender implications of making a community network in a remote area of the Philippines - from tackling gender stereotypes to the distribution of labour of running a community network to the benefits of access for communities often overlooked by telecommunications companies.

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In depth

Breaking online gender-based violence

Posted Wed 6 Jun 2018 - 14:08 | 2,542 views

An understanding of online gender-based violence as part of the structure of cultural and social violence that women face is essential to finding solutions or to combat it. In this article Serene Lim delves into what could be feminist legal approaches to online GBV, the alleged opposition to free speech and the multi-generational work required to dismantle frameworks of patriarchal oppression...

Feminist talk

[SPECIAL EDITION] There is no opting out.: Indigenous women in Malaysia and questions of access

Posted Thu 7 Sep 2017 - 15:57 | 2,494 views
In this article, Serene Lim takes a closer look at how questions of access to the internet relate to the struggles of indigenous people and their movement for rights. Rather than the top-down imposition of connectivity, projects for access should align with their social context and as part of their right to sustainable development and right to equal participation.

Feminist talk

A place for all: On being diverse and inclusive @RightsCon

Posted Fri 28 Apr 2017 - 11:27 | 2,725 views
More than 1,500 business leaders, civil society advocates, policy makers, lawyers, bloggers, technologists, and users participated in RightsCon Brussels 2017 (March) and there were over 250 sessions related to human rights and technology. Serene Lim explores the ways in which inequity was addressed at the forum, and how exclusion and marginalisation were framed in various sessions.