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1325 UNSCR, gender, cyber, computer engineering, new media, women and new media, women in Wikipedia, networking, representation of women in the media, exclusion, multicultural feminism, gender and politics, writing, voice and gender.

Shlomit Aharoni Lir

Dr. Shlomit Lir is a postdoc researcher at the center for Israel Studies at Ben–Gurion University of the Negev, specializing in gender and technology. Her Ph.D. "Gendering Digital Identity: The Establishment of Voice Among Female Activists in New Media Platforms" is based on an action research examining the processes of establishing the Public Self as an aspect of Israeli women activist’s entrance into the digital sphere. Dr. Lir is an accomplished writer who writes on issues concerning social justice, inclusion, diversity and women rights. She initiated ”project 1325 Israel – Women 4 Peace“ and advanced the principle of diversity in the adaptation of 1325 into the Israeli law. Among the books she edited is the anthology "In Visible Ink" (Hebrew, 2015) and the book on Israeli Mizrahi feminist identity “To My Sister: Mizrahi, Feminist Politics” (Hebrew, 2007). Dr. Lir is the initiator and CEO of Women Activists Online, a hub initiative designed to promote women leadership by the use of social media. During the last couple of years Shlomit organized and led important social projects, including the group exhibition "Women Raising the Status" portraying the potential to overcome mechanisms that mute women’s voices, and various initiatives that aim to strengthen the place of women in the public discourse through online writing and social media.