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Who we are

Body & Data is digital rights organization in Nepal working to increase women and queer persons’ engagement in digital spaces through suitable strategies for expression, autonomy and agency.

What

we

do

Problems
  • 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
Our Approach
  • 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.
Outcome
  • 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.

Our Team

Shubha Kayastha

Shubha, a queer feminist is the co-founder and executive director at Body & Data. She comes from a background of women’s sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR). Bubbly personality with critical mind, you can find this amazing human talking about feminist internet, sexual expression, pleasure and against structural inequality on her twitter (@shubha_a)

Rita Baramu

Our team consists of this amazing feminist and blogger! Our programme manager – Rita comes from the background of gender, law and land rights. You will find her always speaking her mind about women’s, ethnic and minorities’ issues, and leading with a feminist perspective at Body & Data. Being paradox of loud laugh and soft voice, Rita is a force to reckon with.

Kabita Bahing

Our cheery Kabita is a feminist perusing LLB and has mastered in Gender Studies. She has a history of working with child and youth at risk, and is involved in the indigenous movement. Our multi-talented Kabita is also associated with UNYAP, Abiral – The Arts Group and Accountability Lab as Nepal Accountability Incubator.

Youba Rai

Youba has been handling the Administration and Finances of Body & Data. Originally from Sankhuwasabha, Youba has been working in the field for past 7 years. She is definitely our residential superwoman.

Shripa Pradhan

Currently looking after the communications of Body & Data, Shripa is a feminist who has been an avid debater through Debate Network Nepal. You can always catch her enthusiastically speaking about BTS, her favorite band.

Our Partners

ABOUT

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.

Body & Data is hosted by Vision for Change