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Yara Sallam

An Arab African feminist

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Online violence faced by outspoken activists: the case from Egypt

Posted Wed 20 Jun 2018 - 10:43 | 1,746 views
Online violence and harassment mirrors the realities of persecution in the "real world" and extends the avenues for prejudice and discrimination. In Egypt, outspoken activists and Nubian people supporting the cause of Nubians to their own land and also speaking out about race and skin colour-based prejudice face virulent online attacks and are also banned by the Egyptian government.

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[SPECIAL EDITION] Taking the girl's revolution online: Interview with Ghadeer Ahmed

Posted Sun 17 Sep 2017 - 19:00 | 4,190 views
Ghadeer Ahmed created Girl's Revolution on Twitter and Facebook a year after the revolution on Jan 25 2011 in Egypt. In this interview with Yara Sallam she traces the difficult and rewarding journey of talking about women's rights, body, sexuality, violence and harassment and sharing this with many other women and girls online.

This interview is part of a longer one that conducted in...

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A human rights defender: talking about international support

Posted Wed 6 Feb 2013 - 13:43 | 2,921 views
Who is a human rights defender? Who is a woman human rights defender? Is he the one with the fancy camera and tweeting for his thousands of followers? Is she the one with the cute face and a good English accent? Who are the ones 'we' consider worth our admiration, and more importantly now it seems, worthy of support, coverage and highlighting from international organizations and media?

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The Uprising of Women in the Arab World censored by Facebook

Posted Tue 13 Nov 2012 - 16:57 | 4,471 views
On 10 November, the page of The Uprising of Women in the Arab World posted that Dana, the Syrian woman whose photo was censored by Facebook, was restored after a call for support against Facebook censorship of her photo.

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Again, representation not reflecting participation

Posted Thu 8 Nov 2012 - 12:24 | 5,462 views
Attending the IGF for the first time came with no expectations, however it is difficult to ignore the usual disparity that I face everyday in Egypt, and in many other countries when I travel. No one can say that the number of women participating in the IGF 2012 is low, in fact women are very much present representing the different stakeholders; governments, private companies, and civil society...