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In the second episode of Bot Populi’s Feminist Digital Futures podcast series, APC’s Marwa Azelmat shares her imagination of feminist social media. Marwa touches upon the importance of the internet as a political space, why we need to enable women and marginalised communities to use technology safely, and the value of looking at locally informed approaches to platform design and governance to make social media more equitable and accessible for all.
Bot Populi is an alternative media platform “dedicated to looking at all things digital from a social justice and Global South perspective.” The Feminist Digital Futures podcast series has been produced as part of the Feminist Digital Justice project, a joint policy research and advocacy initiative of IT for Change and DAWN (Development Alternatives with Women for a New Era).
Marwa is the women's rights policy advocacy coordinator at APC. Her work is aimed at ensuring that policy discussions and processes related to digital rights integrate gender, women's rights and sexual rights concerns. She has extensive experience in meaningful youth engagement in internet-related governance and decision-making spaces, and is currently chairing Transform Health's Data Policy Circle, researching best data governance practices in the health field from an intersectional lens.
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