The feminist movement has ushered in many forms of resistance. The many waves have been reflective of a particular society’s wants, needs, attitudes, practices, and as well as its technological advancements. The 21st Century feminist movement shifted to a more digital form of activism. In a world where technology encompasses everyday life, South Sudan is yet to capitalize on it, but there is hope.
There is no doubt that digital feminism is pushing the boundaries for the fight for a more just, inclusive, and liberated society. Digital platforms have provided new sources of feminist action to take place and, at the same time, have revived the feminist movement by offering fresh and new ways for marginalized people to share information, connect and organize. Agency is a key pillar of feminism. The digitization of feminism has provided new outlets for feminists to express and employ their agency. They can take up action on their terms and in their creative ways.
It is noted that some marginalized members of society such as members of the LGBTQIA+ community and persons with disabilities can contribute to the feminist movement in its digitized form because of its inclusive nature. However, this does that mean it is fully inclusive.
Gender Talk 211 is a program that uses storytelling, narrative photography, research, creative art, and traditional and digital multimedia to tell, document, and digitize the past and present experiences and narratives of women, non-binary South Sudanese.
The project aims to give a platform and amplify the voices of South Sudanese feminists, build a global South Sudanese feminist community, and contribute to South Sudanese feminist knowledge acquisition, sharing, and production to establish a digital South Sudanese feminist archive.
This is a project under Ma’Mara Sakit Village, a feminist community that amplifies voices and creates platforms and opportunities to facilitate processes that contribute to the attainment of individual and collective agency using research, art, culture, and multimedia.