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Body & Data is a movement that integrates feminism, Technology and internet right, gender and sexuality based in Nepal. We envision to creating free, open and just internet that respects autonomy of individual and upholds their dignity. We aim to increase participation and visibility of women and queer people online by supporting adoption of suitable technologies in campaigns and expression and to support women and queer people to exercise their agency and autonomy while participating in the internet through secure digital strategies.
We conduct effective research on social, cultural and economic impact of technology in order to support generating evidence-based public debates, advocacy and develop strategies.
We promote safer digital behavior, meaningful access and participation in internet through campaigns, programs, trainings, workshops, WiKi parties…
We raise awareness on internet rights relating to gender sexuality through online campaigns and face-to-face events and activities.
ONLINE GENDER BASED VIOLENCE
Public campaign that intends to create awareness about online gender based violence and it’s reporting mechanism in Nepal. The video talks about online based violence like trolling, identity theft, sextortion, hate speech, impersonations, doxing etc. and how and where can a person report if such violence is encountered. This online based campaign especially targets young people and organizations. These opensource illustrations try to make this topic more understandable and shareable amongst fellow projects and networks.
#MyPromise is an online based campaign carried out throughout February 2019. The intention was to spread consciousness about how consent matters in relationships as well as in online behavior. It urges to respect one’s autonomy towards any act and content-related to them, as well as taking permission before doing anything. The popular but stereotypical statements, daily experiences of violation of consent in relations are the major contents used. It also call for commitments for taking consent in both personal and professional life.
#MyPromise is an online based campaign carried out throughout February 2019. The intention was to spread consciousness about how consent matters in relationships as well as in online behavior. It urges to respect one’s autonomy towards any act and...read more
The prevalence of early marriage in Nepal remains high. UNICEF reports that 37% of girls in Nepal marry before age 18, of which 10% are married by age 15. In 2016, Human Rights Watch (HRW) published a report on the prevalence of child marriages in Nepal. The main...read more
नेपाल सरकारले प्रस्तावमा ल्याएको सूचना तथा प्रविधी ऐनको मस्यौदामा लैगिंकता र यौनिकताको आँखाबाट केलाउदै सो ऐनले महिला, पिछडिएको वर्ग र यौनिक अल्पसंख्यकलाई कस्तो असर पार्नसक्छ भन्नेबारे बडि एण्ड डाटाका प्रतिनिधी साथीहरु शुभ कायस्थ र रीता बरामुबाट केही धारणाहरु यस...read more
This campaign is an online public campaign that intends to create awareness about online gender based violence, its types and it’s reporting mechanism in Nepal. The campaign has 13 different illustrations in English and Nepali language showing different...read more
On 21 September 2018, Ministry of Communication and Information Technology declared that it was going to ban digital pornography. It claimed that the premise for the ban was article 121 of the Criminal Code of 2074 which states that “the internet has made it easy to...read more
A series of policies adopted by the Government of Nepal in the last few years reveal a pattern of data collection and surveillance that puts an individual’s right to privacy at risk. As explained in a previous article on biometric identification in Nepal, the...read more
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