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Infographic - Sexual rights activism & the internet

Posted Wed 24 Jul 2013 - 16:48 | 8,044 views
An infographic highlights the preliminary results from APC’s global survey on usage, risks, and navigation of internet regulation by sexual rights activists.

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Survey on sexual activism, morality, and the internet

Posted Mon 15 Jul 2013 - 18:29 | 30,593 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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Editorial

A is for Agency

Posted Wed 10 Jul 2013 - 17:12 | 11,938 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...

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Tangled, like wool - Sex, sexuality and the internet in India

Posted Wed 10 Jul 2013 - 15:19 | 10,038 views
A recent survey of sexual rights activists in India shows that most consider the internet an integral part of their activism. Tangled, Like Wool explores several intertwined questions arising from this: What does the internet bring to sexual rights activism? Do the online and the offline complement each other in this kind of activism? How does keeping the internet free and open strengthen...

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How activism shapes your experience of being a citizen on the internet

Posted Tue 9 Jul 2013 - 14:34 | 11,936 views
What does it mean to use the internet freely and fully? What freedom do you have to express who you are, how you live your life, what you desire, dream and believe in on the internet? And how safely can you communicate, contribute, exist, navigate and be in the spaces online that can so powerfully connect you to communities and knowledges that build our sense of self? This article written by...

Feminist talk

A human rights defender: talking about international support

Posted Wed 6 Feb 2013 - 13:43 | 2,879 views
Who is a human rights defender? Who is a woman human rights defender? Is he the one with the fancy camera and tweeting for his thousands of followers? Is she the one with the cute face and a good English accent? Who are the ones 'we' consider worth our admiration, and more importantly now it seems, worthy of support, coverage and highlighting from international organizations and media?

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‘Feminist Cyborgs: Activism, Fundraising and Security Online’: register now for AFF and APC webinar

Posted Thu 15 Nov 2012 - 18:02 | 2,758 views
This webinar will examine the idea of the feminist cyborg. The feminist cyborg is at home both online and offline, and her activism is reflected in her online life (whether it is through blogs, tweets and general online presence) as well as in what she does offline (working for a feminist organization, working with women’s rights organizations and social justice movements, or in progressive media...

Feminist talk

Interview with Arzu Geybullayeva on the internet rights of women in Azerbaijan

Posted Fri 9 Nov 2012 - 08:23 | 6,189 views
Nighat Dad from "Digital Rights Foundation, Pakistan":http://www.digitalrightsfoundation.pk speaks to Arzu Geybullayeva, a regional analyst and a blogger from Azerbaijan. Arzu's areas of interest are regional politics, conflict resolution, and new social media. In their "feminist talk” Nighat asks Arzu about her impressions of the 7th...

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Women human rights defenders and digital security: Reflections with a Latin American accent

Posted Mon 5 Nov 2012 - 17:41 | 6,583 views
A survey of women human rights defenders (WHRDs) conducted as part of APC’s Connect Your Rights! campaign revealed some interesting practices and perceptions in terms of their use of information and communications technologies in their work. Daysi Flores, a GenderIT.org contributor, analyses the preliminary results of the survey, in light of the realities of Latin America.

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Who benefits from the silence? Freedom of expression and women human rights defenders in Costa Rica, Honduras and Guatemala

Posted Mon 5 Nov 2012 - 17:25 | 6,898 views
In this article, Daysi Flores, a JASS Mesoamérica representative and GenderIT.org contributor, looks at a number of new cybercrime laws in Costa Rica, Honduras and Guatemala that pose a threat to online security, the right to privacy, and freedom of expression and association for the countries’ citizens in general, but for women human rights defenders in particular.