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Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill – a great blow to internet freedom

Posted Wed 5 Mar 2014 - 17:19 | 5,145 views
One month after Nigeria's president signed into law a harsh law criminalising sexual minorities, Uganda has followed suit by signing it's own “anti-gay”, as dubbed by the media, bill. Joining Tanzania, Mauritania, Sudan and Sierra Leone, Uganda and Nigeria have join the club of countries in the continent where the LGBT is criminalise under the harshest sentences: offenders can receive life...

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Sex work and the internet

Posted Mon 13 Jan 2014 - 13:05 | 7,902 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...

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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 | 7,454 views
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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Feminist Porn: Re-imagining Parameters of Sex and Sexuality

Posted Mon 9 Dec 2013 - 14:26 | 9,708 views
If you’re looking for porn where a scream of pleasure is actually pleasurable, you’ve come to the right place.

EROTICS all over: Constellations of debates on sexual rights, privacy and technology

Posted Wed 20 Nov 2013 - 15:02 | 6,004 views
"EROTICS project":http://www.apc.org/en/projects/erotics-exploratory-research-project-sexu... 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,...

Publication

8th Meeting of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF): Chair´s summary

Posted Mon 18 Nov 2013 - 12:24 | 3,406 views
From 22-25 October 2013 in Bali, Indonesia, internet governance experts, civil society, government and intergovernmental organizations’ officials, international social and economic development practitioners, members of the academic and technical communities, private sector representatives and other inquiring global citizens gathered together for the 8th meeting of the Internet Governance Forum....

Networking, safety and sexual agency

Posted Wed 17 Jul 2013 - 14:20 | 3,655 views
98% of activists see the internet as an "important public sphere for advancing sexual rights":http://www.genderit.org/node/3836. 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...

In depth

Survey on sexual activism, morality, and the internet

Posted Mon 15 Jul 2013 - 18:29 | 33,048 views
Has the internet become an indispensable tool for feminist and LGBTQI advocacy? How savvy are sexual rights 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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Of Porn, Morality and Censorship: A Perspective from India

Posted Wed 10 Jul 2013 - 17:51 | 12,202 views
Filed in April 2013, a legal petition that calls for a ban on pornography on account of its linkage to sexual violence in India has raised several eyebrows and debates within the country. This piece written by Richa Kaul Padte explores the context for this proposed legislation, the social and legal cultures in which it sits, and its implications for internet censorship within India.
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Editorial

A is for Agency

Posted Wed 10 Jul 2013 - 17:12 | 13,282 views
It’s been a great month for cyber-feminism. The #FBrape campaign succeeded in changing the social network giant’s policies on violence against women in record time. The global alarm over the NSA surveillance scandal created mass awareness over privacy and access to personal data. And Instagram launched hipster filters for videos. Perhaps not as breakthrough, but definitely encouraging of more...