About Body & Data

Who we are

Body & Data is focused on creating a free, open and just Internet that respects autonomy of individuals and upholds their dignity. Our aim is 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.

  • Despite development in digital technology women and queer people still have limited access to these tools
  • Misogyny is rampant in Internet, and progressive groups and feminists are often targeted for harassment
  • Women, queer people and marginalised groups are under surveillance from the state body and others in ‘power’
  • There is limited space for people to safely explore and navigate sexuality in virtual spaces
  • Limited knowledge of technological and legal landscape limits ability of women and queer rights defenders to politicise their experience and seek rights-based recourse
  • Provide support to organisations and individuals to use secure digital strategies for meaningful access and participation on the Internet
  • Directly support organisations to employ strategic data and technology tools to deliver responsible and impactful campaign and programs
  • Conduct impactful research on social, cultural and economic impact of technology to support to generate evidence-based public debates
  • Women and queer people are able to adopt suitable technologies to express themselves and launch impactful campaigns
  • Women and queer people are able to assert themselves online and increase visibility online to inspire others
  • Women and queer people have the tools to participate safely on the internet
  • Women and queer people are well-versed in rights-based approach to access to internet and other technologies