Voice, visibility and variety of viciousness: A Malaysian study on women’s lived realities on social media

This is the fourth study on internet rights by Persatuan Kesedaran Komuniti Selangor (EMPOWER) under the APC-IMPACT project. It builds on EMPOWER’s previous research on online freedom of expression and freedom of information as well as freedom of assembly and association. It is a feminist response to increased instances of bullying and harassment on social media, seeking … Continue reading Voice, visibility and variety of viciousness: A Malaysian study on women’s lived realities on social media

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: Micro-grant for Southeast Asian feminist network

What is it all about? Spearheaded by KRYSS Network (Malaysia), Jakarta Feminists Association (Indonesia) and Gantala Press (Philippines), this initiative aims to strengthen our collective action for feminist organising and gender equality. 30 groups/collectives from the three countries will be selected to be part of this SEA feminist networks. Selected members will receive a micro-grant … Continue reading CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: Micro-grant for Southeast Asian feminist network

[PRESS RELEASE] Malaysian Government Should Defend Women’s Rights to Public and Political Participation

English version KRYSS Network condemns the online gender-based violence and harassment directed at participants/speakers of “Parlimen Digital” and call for the Malaysian government to take the necessary measures to defend the rights to public and political participation equally for all, and especially for women and girls. KRYSS Network was impressed with the participation of young … Continue reading [PRESS RELEASE] Malaysian Government Should Defend Women’s Rights to Public and Political Participation

#SupportSurvivors Series Part 2 : Naming& Tagging Sexual Assault Perpetrators on Social Media

Speaking up about your truth of sexual violence and sexual harassment is an uphill task and a traumatising experience. We have seen what the #MeToo movement has done in raising further awareness on how women are affected by sexual violence and harassment. The movement has certainly encouraged women to speak out on what they have … Continue reading #SupportSurvivors Series Part 2 : Naming& Tagging Sexual Assault Perpetrators on Social Media

#SupportSurvivors Series Part 1 : Telling Your Story of Sexual Violence and Harassment Over Social Media

Speaking up about your truth of sexual violence and sexual harassment is an uphill task and a traumatising experience. We have seen what the #MeToo movement has done in raising further awareness on how women are affected by sexual violence and harassment. The movement has certainly encouraged women to speak out on what they have … Continue reading #SupportSurvivors Series Part 1 : Telling Your Story of Sexual Violence and Harassment Over Social Media

Neither Revenge Nor Porn – Unpacking Non-consensual Dissemination of Intimate Images

In May 2020, we shared our thoughts on why the term "revenge porn" is misleading and does not reflect the motivation, nature and harms of this despicable act. https://www.instagram.com/p/CAuCV3rJHMe/?igshid=1ckvc8bpyfrxy Along with the social media content sharing, we also organised a hour and half long webinar on the same topic. Our host and discussants talk about … Continue reading Neither Revenge Nor Porn – Unpacking Non-consensual Dissemination of Intimate Images