DLP Research Fellow Tait Brimacombe and Honorary Research Fellow Romitesh Kant recently presented at Queensland University of Technology's Digital Publics in the Asia Pacific Symposium on digital feminism in Fiji.
Their presentation covered how the increasing prevalence of digital technologies in Fiji are providing individuals with alternate tools and pathways to participate in democratic processes, including through online activism. They further explored how young women’s rights activists in Fiji are engaging with these processes, in particular how they are using digital technologies, such as social media, as a platform for the construction and articulation of feminist identities. Their research suggests that platforms such as social media are enabling Fiji’s young women’s rights activists to access, share and communicate a range of alternative narratives around feminism, women’s rights and gender equality, as well as a providing an accessible and democratic space for debating these messages.
Learn more about their work.