GISWatch 2015 - Sexuality online: Addressing the information needs of teenagers in Indonesia

Ranggoaini Jahja of Center for Civic Engagement Studies, Indonesia writes “Given the limited exposure to information about teen sexuality, the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ) movement in Indonesia offers a model for attending to this information and knowledge gap, both in print and online media.” This report addresses the information needs of teenagers in Indonesia when it comes to sexuality and sexual rights as well as next steps.

Internet access is regarded as the “ringleader” of risky sexual behaviour amongst teenagers in Indonesia today. A 2007 study of high school teenagers revealed that they mostly access the internet to understand the physical changes they are experiencing, rather than for information on sexuality and identity.
Year of publication: 
2015