Well-connected Women


Through in‐depth, locally collaborative research, this projects tells the human stories behind a burgeoning online movement of Pakistani women rallying against patriarchy.

  • €14,173 Budget in Euros
  • 2018 Final release date
  • 9 Round winner
  • 1 Location
  • 6 Durations in months

Pakistan has one of the world’s biggest gender digital divides. When women are online, they often face abuse, blackmail and threats - sometimes spilling over into real life violence, such as the murder of social media star Qandeel Baloch last year. We will tell the story of the resistance; the fast-growing internet activism led by Pakistani women striving for gender equality and justice - both online and offline. Making comparisons with the UK and Afghanistan, we will weave the human stories behind a series of groundbreaking feminist tech initiatives into a narrative about the increasingly powerful pushback of women online.

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