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EROTICS project is moving forward and discussions on sexual rights, violence against women, censorship. privacy, pornography, freedoms and risks in the online world. are flowing all around. Two meetings took place lately, one was held in India, and the other one was held in the United States.

EROTICS project is moving forward and discussions on sexual rights, violence against women, censorship. privacy, pornography, freedoms and risks in the online world. are flowing all around. Two meetings took place lately, one was held in India, and the other one was held in the United States.

Day 1: Sexual Right, Privacy and Technology - Common Concerns Moving Forward

FF
FF on 20 November, 2013 - 15:00
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At Rutgers University Newark Campus, November 8-9, 2013, organised by the Association for Progressive Communicationsi (APC) and The Center for the Study of Genocide, Conflicti Resolution and Human Rightsi (CGHR).

Day 3: Sexual Right, Privacy and Technology - Common Concerns Moving Forward

FF
FF on 20 November, 2013 - 14:55
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At Rutgers University Newark Campus, November 8-9, 2013, organised by the Association for Progressive Communicationsi (APC) and The Center for the Study of Genocide, Conflicti Resolution and Human Rightsi (CGHR).

Infographic - Sexual rights activism & the internet

Nadine Moawad
Nadine Moawad on 24 July, 2013 - 15:48
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Nadine is a feminist blogger and activist based in Beirut, Lebanon. She coordinates the EROTICS II project.

An infographic highlights the preliminary results from APC’s global survey on usage, risks, and navigation of interneti regulationi by sexual rightsi activists.

 

Networking, safety and sexual agency

Posted 17 July, 2013 - 13:20

98% of activists see the internet as an important public sphere for advancing sexual rights. However 51% of them have suffered online hate speech, censorship or privacy violations. Sexual rights activists from Africa and the Middle East face double risk compared to colleagues from elsewhere of being attacked by their governments because of their online activities.

This edition draws on the groundbreaking survey of the APC’s EROTICS project and probes the specific realities in different countries, including the value of the internet in sexual rights advocacy, online challenges and their negotiation by sexual rights activists, and the role of network building in resisting online threats and content regulation.

Image taken during the APC EROTICS workshop in India, by CT from APC.

98% of activists see the internet as an important public sphere for advancing sexual rights. However 51% of them have suffered online hate speech, censorship or privacy violations. Sexual rights activists from Africa and the Middle East face double risk compared to colleagues from elsewhere of being attacked by their governments because of their online activities.

Survey on sexual activism, morality, and the internet

Horacio Sívori and Bruno Zilli
Horacio Sívori and Bruno Zilli on 13 July, 2013
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Horacio Sívori (PhD) and Bruno Zilli (PhD) are researchers at the Latin American Center on Sexuality and Human Rights, State University of Rio de Janeiro. Horacio is an Argentine anthropologist currently living in Brazil. His research, writing and teaching explores gender and sexual politics, and sexual rights activism in Latin America. Bruno is a young anthropologist from Rio de Janeiro.
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Has the interneti become an indispensable tool for feminist and LGBTiQI advocacyi? How savvy are sexual rightsi activists in handling the legal and technical issues that come along when they use the internet? How do they negotiate online threats and restrictions? Activists from around the world addressed these and other questions through a global online survey on sexual rights work and the internet.

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