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Erotics regional survey 2020 Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka: A different contextual exploration on sexuality, rights and the internet

Posted Thu 10 Jun 2021 - 15:00 | 799 views
Between August 2018 and October 2020, APC’s partners carried out this regional survey related to sexuality on the internet in Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka. This publication is based on the country regional surveys conducted in local languages by EROTICS partners and focal points.
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Feminist talk

Finding the Pleasure Point in Internet Policy Spaces

Posted Thu 27 Jun 2019 - 13:04 | 4,823 views

For some of us pleasure in our work is possible, even if it is to find the breaking and bending points in the institutions of policy and law. But even though political and particularly feminist frameworks make space for pleasure, where is the space for that in legal or policy language at the international or national level?

In depth

In plain sight, on sexuality, rights and the internet in India, Nepal and Sri Lanka

Posted Fri 4 May 2018 - 17:25 | 5,699 views

The EROTICS report 2017 looks at sexuality, sexual rights and communication rights in South Asia in particular, and in this introduction to the report, hvale explores the conceptual overlaps and connecting threads in these varied contexts. South Asia's troubled colonial legacy of tackling sexuality related issues is evident in the many violations of rights of LGBTQI people, and the...

DJS choice

Rainbows, Minds and #DontMancriminate

Posted Tue 30 Jun 2015 - 09:29 | 3,145 views
DJ's choice is a weekly section by GenderIT.org, exploring the depths of the web to provide you once a week with a top 5 of creative, interesting and informative pieces and resources on gender and ICTs. Delight yourself with this selection of “sparks”: Good readings, interesting links, videos, pictures, cool authors to point to, amazing tools, and much more. Send us interesting material to...

Feminist talk

“Because of the internet, I have been able to help women in Pakistan,” says blogger

Posted Wed 1 Apr 2015 - 16:37 | 6,117 views
Sexual information is scarce or, worse, misinterpreted in most of the developing countries. Access to information is even more difficult in a predominantly Muslim country like Pakistan, where the culture makes any kind of sexual talk a taboo. In that environment, a Canadian-based Pakistani illustrator and blogger is trying to change the game.

DJS choice

Selfies, banned photos and LGBT bullying gets better

Posted Fri 30 Jan 2015 - 07:36 | 4,785 views
DJ's choice is a weekly section by GenderIT.org, exploring the depths of the web to provide you once a week with a top 5 of creative, interesting and informative pieces and resources on gender and ICTs. Delight yourself with this selection of “sparks”: Good readings, interesting links, videos, pictures, cool authors to point to, amazing tools, and much more. Send us interesting material to...

In depth

Apps by and for women

Posted Fri 12 Dec 2014 - 17:44 | 8,196 views
Programming and creating our own applications or apps is about understanding programming codes, taking control and adapting invisible mechanisms. We need to appropriate technical language and create instruments suited to our needs. In this article, Florencia Goldsman shares the cases of two apps that show how technology can be made by and for women.

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“In our work, the internet is a main stakeholder”: A feminist talk with Hayriye Avatar at the IGF

Posted Thu 25 Sep 2014 - 23:26 | 8,227 views
The Turkish LGBTI rights organization Kaos GL turns 20 on September 20. At the Internet Governance Forum just held in Istanbul, Bishakha Datta interviewed Kaos activist Hayriye Avatar on their pathbreaking LGBTI activism, both online and offline.

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Emma Watson, trolls and a feminist internet

Posted Thu 25 Sep 2014 - 19:41 | 17,250 views
Within days of her highly visible and publicised speech, Emma Watson became the subject and target of violence. The threat and reality of using women’s sexualised bodies as weapons to humiliate, shut them up or blackmail them into submission is an increasingly prevalent expression of violence against women online. Jac sm Kee, APC´s Women´s Rights Programme manager shares her insight on the...
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Editorial

Why do the Feminist Principles of the Internet matter?

Posted Thu 25 Sep 2014 - 17:09 | 8,634 views
There were several sessions and side meetings at the 9th Internet Governance Forum (IGF). Out of those, there were only a few on gender and sexuality. The Gender Dynamic Coalition launched the Feminist Principles of the Internet at the end of the session, making the document officially public. Here is an analysis on why those principles matter.