Presentation of our project
As a queer/lgbti+ public, we encounter problems of our own and aggressions against us are common. It is therefore often necessary to protect ourselves (from our family, from queerphobic/lgbti-phobic people, from cyber harassment, etc.).
Wiquaya – which means "to protect oneself" in arabic – is a project that stems from the field.
Its goal ?
Connect queer/lgbti+ people seeking protection for their privacy to existing solutions.
The solution for a queer / lgbti+ public is not to entirely leave GAFAM Web giants : Google, Amazon, Facebook (Meta), Apple, Microsoft, to stay in niche zones of the web. Indeed, we have a vital need to access some proprietary social networks.
We need visibility, we need to break out of the isolation we are in – outside the web – and to have access to a large number of data whether it is medical, social or technical.
Protecting oneself takes multiple meanings. To protect oneself after an aggression, to protect oneself as a preventive measure.
Here lies the purpose of Wiquaya.