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Hooked on: Sex work and mobile phones

Posted Thu 3 Apr 2014 - 13:19 | 9,184 views
Street-based sex workers manage all business over the phone. Clients arrange their visits after confirming the sex workers’ availability via mobile phones. Sex workers communicate easily with outstation clients and their maalaks (literally meaning “masters”, often regular customers who have graduated into lovers), without the fear of prying eyes. Being constantly connected also helps build client...

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APC launches website on sex, rights and the internet

Posted Mon 10 Mar 2014 - 12:59 | 3,097 views
In the second phase of the groundbreaking EROTICS project, an exploratory research project into sexuality and the internet, the Association for Progressive Communications has launched a new website (http://erotics.apc.org) to reflect the project's background, share knowledge and feature updates on the initiative.

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EROTICS raises fascinating new questions

Posted Thu 23 Jun 2011 - 13:04 | 9,014 views
The EroTICs research of sexuality and the internet revealed that contrary to much public opinion, sexuality online is much more than just pornography. As the EroTICs project comes to a close, GenderIT.org's writer Grady Johnson asked some of the experts to share their thoughts about the research.

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Naomi Wolf's interesting take on a recent storm of high-profile sexual scandals

Posted Mon 6 Jun 2011 - 15:52 | 2,997 views
In the article Sex and Surveillance published by Aljazeera , Naomi Wolf gives her own interesting take on a recent storm of sexual scandals involving public figures, such as the head of the International Monetary Fund Dominique Strauss-Kahn and Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, and raises some interesting points and questions.

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Missing conversations

Posted Tue 8 Mar 2011 - 14:36 | 5,987 views
When Jan first heard that the theme of this year's CSW was going to focus on science and technology she was really excited. She shares her reflection why the framing of science and technology as a women's rights issue at this year's CSW did not really resonate with her in the end.

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Day 7 | 1 Dec - World AIDS Day | Sex & the internet - Defend our right to information!

Posted Wed 1 Dec 2010 - 01:56 | 3,890 views
Sonia Randhawa takes a look at how search engines respond to clitoral pleasure, for the seventh daily action for Take Back the Tech!

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Close Encounters

Posted Tue 14 Sep 2010 - 23:41 | 5,951 views
This is the third time Maya is attending the Internet Governance Forum and she has never really expected anything too extraordinary to happen here. She finds her expectations challenged when she meets with two representatives of the ICM Registry and IFFOR (the International Foundation for Online Responsibility) at a session on Sexual Rightsi, Openness and Regulatory Systems - who are interested...

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Internet Governance Issues on Sexuality and Women's Rights

Posted Fri 10 Sep 2010 - 01:11 | 11,716 views
The Internet Governance Forum (IGF) has been a challenging space for both women's rights advocates and for broader constituencies engaged in advocacy for gender equality and sexuality related rights. In the fifth and final year of its mandate, women's rights are still being dwarfed as a critical issue to be debated in this arena, while sexuality issues, although present, are not seen as a matter...

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GenderIT.org's team @ Internet Governance Forum 2010, Vilnius

Posted Thu 9 Sep 2010 - 04:46 | 6,798 views
What is the role of the internet in defending and realising women's rights and sexual rights? What are our positions as women's rights and sexual rights advocates on how the internet should be governed? From 14-17 September, the GenderIT.org team had been assisting at the Fifth Internet Governance Forum in Vilnius, Lithuania. The GenderIT Feminist Talk contributors and tweeters at the fifth IGF...

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EROTICS: An Exploratory Research on Sexuality & The Internet - Policy Review

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 05:38 | 5,783 views
This policy review is produced by Mabel Bianco and Andrea Mariño as part of the APC WNSP <a href="http://www.apc.org/en/projects/erotics-exploratory-research-project-sexuality-and" target="_blank">EROTICS: Exploratory Research on Sexuality and the Internet</a> project. This document is intended for the development of the EROTICS' research policy framework and...