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In depth

Private Parts: Obscenity and Censorship in the Digital Age

Posted Mon 24 Jun 2019 - 06:28 | 13,285 views

Between right-wing governments and corporate capture of online spaces, there are interesting shifts in how sexuality is censored and governed online and offline. This article looks at the reach and over-reach of laws related to obscenity and censorship in South Asia and the impact that has had on free speech around sex, sex work and sexuality.

Publication

A Brief Introduction to FOSTA-SESTA

Posted Fri 2 Nov 2018 - 05:31 | 6,911 views

A zine on the implications of the new laws on sex trafficking that has implications for digital rights, rights of sex worker groups and sex workers. Though the law has been introduced in the United States of America, the implications are global as censorship curtails global platforms such as Skype, and could have potential implications on internet censorship norms globally.

In depth

From Streets to Screens: How Digitisation is Transforming Sex Work in Pakistan

Posted Fri 11 Aug 2023 - 02:38 | 28,081 views

Sex workers in Pakistan moved to the internet to seek clientele as the famous red light district in Pakistan faced government crackdown and cultural oppression. But how has their experience been working through online platforms? Hira Nadeem speaks to sex workers who made the shift.

Feminist talk

Localising Digital Self-Defence Guides for Sex Workers

Posted Mon 26 Jun 2023 - 01:04 | 248 views

Despite passing under the guise of fighting sex trafficking, the US-based bills FOSTA/SESTA criminalised sex workers and left them fewer tools to work and protect themselves. Cypher Sex describes the challenges of writing digital self-defence guides with protection strategies that could be applied to this legal scenario.

Feminist talk

Violence Against Sex Workers Surges in South Africa As They Move To The Internet For Work

Posted Mon 6 Mar 2023 - 06:53 | 1,364 views

Sex workers in South Africa moved to the internet to seek clients as the offline opportunities dwindled due to the pandemic-induced lockdown. But they face previously unknown challenges with the prevalent online gender based violence in the country; Colleta Dewa discusses.

DJS choice

Mobile apps, games and the White web

Posted Wed 10 Jun 2015 - 02:42 | 5,373 views
DJ's choice is a weekly section by GenderIT.org, exploring the depths of the web to provide you once a week with a top 5 of creative, interesting and informative pieces and resources on gender and ICTs. Delight yourself with this selection of “sparks”: Good readings, interesting links, videos, pictures, cool authors to point to, amazing tools, and much more. Send us interesting material to…

Feminist talk

Sex work and the internet

Posted Mon 13 Jan 2014 - 07:05 | 17,601 views
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…