Mardiya Siba Yahaya
Ghana & University of the Witwatersrand, 2021
Mardiya Siba Yahaya’s work as a feminist, writer and an aspiring digital development consultant focuses on the study of digital media from a gender, governance and development perspective. Her mission is to promote grassroots feminist digital development. She is currently working on investigating digital surveillance in the Muslim community and its influence on Muslim women’s socio-cultural and economic participation on the internet.
In between schoolwork and reading African and feminist literature, Mardiya curates artistic social awareness initiatives on gender-based violence and writes articles that highlight issues in gender, Islam and media. Her articles have been featured in publications such as Women's Media Center and Ananke Magazine and she also served as a student rapporteur for the 2019 SDG Council at the World Government Summit.