Our collaborators, alongside our co-conveners, formed a working group which met over the course of a year and a half to build a collective vision of what a feminist digital justice could look like across the globe.
Agustina is feminist action practitioner for social change and climate justice. She is a political scientist (UBA) and holds a master’s degree in strategies and technologies for development (UCM/UPM-España). Currently she is the Knowledge base project manager at South Feminist Future. For more than 10 years she has been working on social programs specialising in technology, environmental and gender issues, specifically with global south social movements, networks, NGOs and communities. She facilitates and accompanies the struggle of women environmental defenders in the Gran Chaco Argentino and is a member of the Gender Committee of Argentina’s National Engagement Strategy.
Alejandra Santillana Ortiz
Alejandra is a sociologist, a left-wing feminist, and anti-racist, a researcher at the Institute of Ecuadorian Studies and the Observatory of Rural Change, and professor at the Universidad Andina Simón Bolívar. She is a member of the Working Groups Critical Studies on Rural Development and the Gender, Feminisms and Memory Network in Latin America and the Caribbean of CLACSO. She is also member of Ruda Colectiva Feminista, the Asamblea Transfeminista de Mujeres y Disidencias, Feministas del Abya Yala, the Confluencia Feminista del Foro Social Mundial de Economías Transformadoras, the group of Feminists of the Global South on Digital Justice, the Gender Economic and Ecological Justice of DAWN and the Cátedra Libre Virginia Bolten. Her research interests are organized popular fields, feminisms and Marxisms, and feminist economics. She is currently pursuing her PhD in Latin American Studies at UNAM on the Ecuadorian left.
Anjalee De Silva
Anjalee is a Postdoctoral Fellow with the Melbourne Law School node of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Automated Decision-Making and Society. She is a member of the Centre’s Equity and Diversity Committee has also held the roles of Honorary Fellow (Melbourne JD) and Teaching Fellow at Melbourne Law School. Anjalee has previously taught Administrative Law and Free Speech and Media Law in Melbourne Law School’s Juris Doctor and Breadth programs respectively. She is an expert in administrative, anti-discrimination, and free speech and media law and theory, with a focus on harmful speech and its regulation, particularly in online contexts.
Belen Valencia Castro
Belen is a transfeminist from the left and the South. They are an active member of the Institute for Ecuadorian Studies’ research and pedagogical-political training team and of the Observatory of Rural Change. They specialize in gender, sexuality, reproductive and care work, and feminisms. Their perspective is rooted in rurality and social movements. With their team, they work primarily with Indigenous and peasant women from different organizations and social movements of the Sierra and Costa regions. They also conduct research on migrant labor in digital delivery platforms in Ecuador, with a theoretical framework that seeks to investigate body, migration, borders, and labor from the digital lens, understanding the transformations that algorithmic and digital mediation brings to the migrant worker body and how it exacerbates oppressions and exploitations.
Yiping is a member of Executive Committee of DAWN. She Co-leads DAWN’s Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) thematic analysis team together with Vanita Mukherjee. She was Associate Researcher at the Women’s Studies Institute of China (2006 – 2008) and was a journalist for China Women’s News (1995 – 2005), writing extensively on the issue of women’s human rights. Her research focuses on transnational feminist movement, especially in Global South, sexual and reproductive health and rights, media and communication.
Caitlin Kraft-Buchman, CEO/Founder Women at the Table – a gender equality & systems change CSO based in Switzerland and Co-Founder/Leader <A+> Alliance for Inclusive Algorithms – a global coalition ensuring a world where machine learning does not wire already biased systems into our future. <A+> is a leader of the Generation Equality Action Coalition for Technology & Innovation. Caitlin was a co-chair of the Expert Group for CSW67 whose theme is Technology & Innovation. Caitlin is also co-founder of International Gender Champions – with hubs in Geneva, New York, Vienna, Nairobi, Paris & The Hague which brings together female & male heads of organizations to break down gender barriers.
Diyana Yahaya is a programme officer at the Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law & Development (APWLD). She manages the Women Interrogating Trade & Corporate Hegemony (WITCH) programme where she works with various grassroots women and other social movements.
Emilia es Directora de Políticas y Presupuestos para la Igualdad y el Desarrollo Sustentable
Farzana is an independent consultant and international development expert with over 15 years of experience across a range of areas that include labour rights in supply chains, gender equity, future of work and corruption and good governance. Farzana has extensive on-the ground work experience in South and South-East Asia, where she has worked closely with grassroots labour rights organizations aiming to strengthen workers’ voice and working conditions in the apparel supply chain. Since 2019, she has been leading a multi-country learning initiative in Asia looking at how publicly available data is being used by trade unions to strengthen negotiations and advocacy.
Fernanda is an Associate Professor at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) – Postgraduate Program in Communication and Culture // Director of the MediaLab.UFRJ
Ghausia is a development professional and feminist researcher. Their passion for science-fiction and fantasy has convinced them that other worlds are possible, and they try to build better worlds through their work and activism. Their interests include sexual violence, sexuality, SRHR and more recently, decolonising academia and development.
Ingrid is a Digital Anthropologist who works as a Senior Consultant at Women at the Table. Ingrid’s work is focused on gender, data and technology; feminist research methods; and human rights in the digital age. Ingrid holds a PhD in Anthropology from the University of Cape Town.
Jun-E is a Senior Research Associate with Khazanah Research Institute (KRI), and focuses mainly on digital and tech policy in the context of Malasiya and Southeast Asia. Jun-E has a PhD in Communication (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore), a Master’s degree in Public Policy (University of Malaya, Malaysia), and a Bachelor’s degree in Information Systems Engineering (UTAR, Malaysia)
María Graciela Cuervo
María is the General Co-Coordinator at DAWN. María graduated as a lawyer and obtained a Master’s degree in Labor Policies and Globalization from the Berlin School of Economics and Law. As an activist, she has national and international experience advocating for human rights especially with regard to education, women and labor rights.
Mariana is a feminist activist, journalist, researcher, and Nina’s mother. She is associated with Medialab.UFRJ, an experimental and transdisciplinary laboratory dedicated to investigating the intersections between technopolitics, subjectivities, and visibilities, and with ReC/UFF, a research group on Rhetoric of Consumption, which is currently focused on the impacts of digital advertising on systems of disinformation. She is a Master’s student in Communication in Culture at ECO/UFRJ. Her individual research is about gender technopolitics, mobile applications and subjectivities. As a journalist, she currently works as a communication consultant for socio-environmental organizations.
Mariana is the Decolonizing Wikipedia coordinator of Whose Knowledge? She is a feminist and a free/libre culture activist from Uruguay, and a long term Wikimedian. Previously, Mariana has been working with Whose Knowledge? for 4 years as our #VisibleWikiWomen campaign coordinator. Her background is in sociology and she has a master’s degree in Society and Development from the Universidad de la República, Uruguay. She co-founded the digital cultural centre Ártica in 2011, and co-founded the Uruguayan chapters of Creative Commons and Wikimedia in 2013. She has worked in the APC Women Rights Programme, amplyfing women voices in tech on GenderIT.org blog.
Mariana is the InternetLab’s Associate Director, and an assistant professor with a tenure track at the University of Saint Gallen, Switzerland.
Marianna is a Ph.D. researcher in Anthropology and Sociology at the Geneva Graduate Institute. She joined the Centre for International Environmental Studies as a research assistant for the ERC project Synthetic Lives. Her Ph.D. research investigates the incorporation and use of 4.0 technologies in the mining industry. She is particularly interested in the socio-ecological and labor dynamics that underpin automation as well as the generation and use of digital data in the sector.
Muthoni is an Pan African feminist and human rights lawer working on the nexus of gender-based violence and technology. She is currently Co Director at the Accelerator for gender-based violence prevention. Prior, she worked as a Senior Gender Policy Manager at the World Wide Web Foundation. Muthoni has worked in different capacities on advancing human rights frameworks in Africa to promote gender equality as well as supported strategic litigation efforts to promote access to justice.
Richa is working with the media and communications team at Breakthrough India, an organisation working towards normative change to make violence against girls and women unacceptable. Richa is interested in exploring change using digital media platforms.
Sachini is the Executive Coordinator of RESURJ. She is a queer feminist from Sri Lanka who thinks, researches, writes, makes and teaches at the intersections of technology, pop culture, sexual and reproductive justice, and pleasure. She is also a co-creator of Delete Nothing, a trilingual platform to systematically document online gender-based violence in Sri Lanka and help survivors find support. Sachini has an MA in Digital Culture and Society from King’s College London and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Colombo, and was a 2019/2020 Chevening scholar.
Shubha is a feminist activist based in Nepal who works at the intersection of gender, sexuality, and technology. She is the co-founder and Executive Director of Body & Data, a digital rights organisation that advocates for just, open and safe internet for all. Her work revolves around bringing a feminist lens to the issue of freedom of expression and sexual expression, data privacy, and digital security. She is also a member of a Global South-led transnational feminist network Resurj that works on sexual justice.
Sofia is an economist. She has served to the trade union movement accross latin america for many years in issues about technology and its impact on labor. She currently is the director of the Observatory of Social Impacts of AI at the national University Tres de Febrero in Argentina. She is also an associated researcher at the Trasnnational Institute in issues regarding digital economy and society.
Sohini has spent sector 30+ years in the development sector with a focus on women and empowerment. She co-founded Sanhita Gender Resource Centre in 1996. Before Breakthrough, she worked with Ashoka Innovators for the Public for 10 years on institution building in South Asia. She also worked as the India strategy advisor for the Asian Venture Philanthropy Network. Currently Sohini is the CEO of Breakthrough, an organisation focused on transforming gender norms to prevent gender-based violence. Sohini is also a founding member of the Coalition for Good Schools – Voices from the South, a coalition of practitioners committed to safe learning environment for adolescents across Global South.
Dana is a queer feminist based in Taiwan. She is the founder of the local feminist group, Feminist Leadership and mobilization on the edge, FLAME, a group that aims to promote gender-equal access to technology. Dana is also a member of RESURJ, a South-led transnational feminist network that works on sexual justice