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Internet far from being a safe haven for commercial sex workers and LGBTIQs in Zim, reveals research

06 Dec 2018

HARARE-A research project by a Zimbabwean digital rights expert Koliwe Majama has revealed that violations and stigma on sexual minorities are rife online as they are offline despite the internet being an enabler of social inclusion.

Majama on Monday 03 Dec launched her research findings under the title The pitfalls of internet as a development tool , a study of the politics of internet use by gender and sexual minorities in Zimbabwe which establishes that these communities are increasingly accessing the internet actively mainly on WhatsApp and Facebook but there is still a backlash from the society online.

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Koliwe Majama is a Zimbabwean Media, Information, Communications and Technologies consultant with over 15 years experience working in civil society lobby and advocacy. In the region & globally she has invested in networking and thought leadership on varying internet governance trends, including gender and the internet –which she has a passion for.