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 the APC.