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MenakaRao

Menaka Rao is a former journalist turned freelance writer.

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Sex work and the internet

Posted Mon 13 Jan 2014 - 13:05 | 17,443views
Sex workers are increasingly using the Internet for finding business, organising themselves, and fighting for their rights. However, the online space is not without some of the hindrances of the offline one. This is the fifth in a series of posts reporting on the day-long “Connect Your Rights!” meeting held in Mumbai in November 2013. The meeting explored topics such as tools to combat violence...
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Analia is a member of the APC's communications team.

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Sexual rights in Indonesia: Creating and protecting safe spaces for women minority groups

Posted Wed 18 Dec 2013 - 17:54 | 6,900views
While the internet empowers women living with HIV/AIDS by providing information about their right to privacy, internet rights in Indonesia are being threatened by government practices of blocking and filtering content. During the last Internet Governance Forum that took place in October 2013 in Bali, APC talked to Indonesian activist Kamilia Manaf about the challenges that sexual rights and...
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Menaka Rao is a former journalist turned freelance writer.

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Decoding India’s Proposed Online Porn Ban – I

Posted Wed 18 Dec 2013 - 15:14 | 12,828views
This is the fourth in a series of posts reporting on the day-long “Connect Your Rights!” meeting held in Mumbai in November 2013. The meeting explored topics such as tools to combat violence against women, pornography, sexuality, and freedoms and risks in the online world.
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Melissa Hope Ditmore, PhD, is a consultant specializing in issues of gender, development, health

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Legal restrictions on content are not helpful - Discussions around feminism, sexuality, technology and violence

Posted Wed 18 Dec 2013 - 01:44 | 9,191views
APC’s Women’s Rights Programme convened a meeting on feminism, sexuality, technology and violence at Rutgers University Center for the Study of Genocide and Human Rights in the United States in November. The three-day meeting ranged from setting out definitions to practical concerns and future collaboration. The meeting grew out of the Exploratory Research Online (EROTICS) undertaken in 2008 with...
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Analia is a member of the APC's communications team.

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Bosnia and Herzegovina: Women are vulnerable online, but also speaking up on the internet

Posted Tue 10 Dec 2013 - 14:44 | 8,688views
During the last Internet Governance Forum, which took place in October in Bali, Indonesia, Analía Lavin from APCNews talked to Aida Mahmutović, from APC member Owpsee in Bosnia and Herzegovina. OWPSEE is one of the national partners of APC’s project “End violence: women’s rights and safety online”.
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Richa Kaul Padte is a writer, researcher and bass-music lover.

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Feminist Porn: Re-imagining Parameters of Sex and Sexuality

Posted Mon 9 Dec 2013 - 14:26 | 12,434views
If you’re looking for porn where a scream of pleasure is actually pleasurable, you’ve come to the right place.
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Mary Onyango is part of The International Association of Women in Radio & Television (IAWRT)

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Technology based violence against women research meeting and Internet Governance Forum in Bali

Posted Tue 3 Dec 2013 - 19:37 | 9,417views
The technology-related violence on women research meeting took place in Bali, Indonesia from 19th to 21st October 2013. The meeting was organized by the Association for Progressive Communication (APC), as part of the “ending violence: Women’s rights and safety online” project with support from the Dutch government’s Funding Leadership and Opportunities for Women (FLOW) programme.

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Some unfortunate aspects of social media in Pakistan

Posted Tue 3 Dec 2013 - 15:12 | 13,533views
With increased internet penetration in Pakistan, the youth of the country has taken enthusiastically to connecting and socializing via social media networks. It has allowed expression and surfacing of youth voices like never before. Social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Thumblr, Blogsphere etc. have offered convenient public forums for a large number of people to interact, to...
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Menaka Rao is a former journalist turned freelance writer.

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Like being on the street: Women and online abuse

Posted Fri 29 Nov 2013 - 13:51 | 8,009views
This is the second in a series of posts reporting on the day-long “Connect Your Rights!” meeting held in Mumbai in November 2013. The meeting explored topics such as tools to combat violence against women, pornography, sexuality, and freedoms and risks in the online world.
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Crowdmapping Sexual Harassment in India

Posted Wed 27 Nov 2013 - 14:00 | 6,546views
This is the first in a series of posts reporting on the day-long “Connect Your Rights!” meeting held in Mumbai in November 2013. The meeting explored topics such as tools to combat violence against women, pornography, sexuality, and freedoms and risks in the online world.