Stories about Women-Gender from July, 2018
Social media users are trying to combat harassment in Pakistan — but will state institutions do their part?
Aimal Khan's arrest following public outcry on social media is a good sign. But will justice prevail?
Iranian authorities arrest ‘Instagram celebrities’, in effort to assert control over social media
Iranian authorities announce plans to filter Instagram because of the evils of "Instagram celebrities". A few days later, the state broadcaster reveals the arrest of several "Instagram celebrities."
Uganda's tax on social media will widen the digital gender gap
"When I interviewed women living in...a slum in Kampala, I learned that for them, WhatsApp and Facebook are the internet...with the new tax, they will be cut off altogether."
Ugandans say #NoToSocialMediaTax because it exploits women, youth and the poor
Ugandans are saying #NoToSocialMediaTax because it is unconstitutional, increases poverty, targets youth, and exacerbates the digital divide.