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Why internet rights matter for Africa(ns)

Posted Wed 3 Sep 2014 - 16:47 | 5,011 views
When I found myself suddenly having to care for and look after my new born child alone, I panicked. I panicked because I had never done this before and the ten minute tutorial on washing and feeding my infant that the nurse gave me at the hospital was lacking in many ways. I had questions, so many questions-but she didn’t have time. I was a woman, as far as she was concerned and therefore I...

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Moderate progress in gender parity and inclusion at the IGF between 2012-2013

Posted Mon 1 Sep 2014 - 18:18 | 3,455 views
APC summarised the contents of the Gender Report Card sections of the workshop reports from the Internet Governance Forum of 2012 in Azerbaijan, and the 2013 IGF in Indonesia.

Publication

Queering internet governance in Indonesia

Posted Mon 1 Sep 2014 - 17:23 | 5,772 views
The blockade of LGBTIQ websites by several Internet Service Providers (ISP) has been happening since 2011. The act is often a one-sided decision without prior notification to owner of website. In response to such situation, in 2012, LGBTIQ activists began advocating Human Rights of LGBTIQ in the area of internet management. These activists include Institut Pelangi Perempuan (IPP), Ourvoice (OV),...

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Gender Workshops, Actions, and Events at the IGF 2014

Posted Thu 28 Aug 2014 - 22:01 | 3,480 views
Over the years, APC’s Women’s Rights Programme (WRP) has actively participated at the IGF in order to raise questions, issues, and linkages between feminism and the internet. Participation of gender advocates at the IGF has grown every year and this year’s WRP delegation includes 23 feminist and queer activists from India, Indonesia, Uganda, Argentina, Malaysia, Lebanon, South Africa, Kenya,...

In depth

EROTICS, activism and feminist porn

Posted Wed 27 Aug 2014 - 15:49 | 6,147 views
Caroline Tagny interviewed Rohini Lakshané, who used to work with EROTICS India, and Sheena Magenya, from the Coalition of African Lesbians during the Global meeting on gender, sexuality and the internet in April 2014 to ask them how they understand pornography from their respective contexts, and how do they engage their activism with the intersection between sexual rights and internet rights.
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Editorial

You shall no longer be strange, internet

Posted Wed 20 Aug 2014 - 13:57 | 5,366 views
I’d bet my internet that one of your first experiences with the digital social had something to do with sex. Unsolicited nudity arriving in your inbox? Hundreds of sex-related IRC channels that popped up while you searched for your local radio chatroom? Pop-ups spiraling out of control on Internet Explorer? Or maybe you went looking for it in a Lycos search. Or maybe you built a geocities site...

In depth

Feminist Principles of the Internet

Posted Wed 20 Aug 2014 - 13:11 | 32,325 views
Over three days, the participants discussed and debated intersections of gender, sexuality, and the internet – not only as a tool – but as a new public space. In thinking through these issues, the participants at the meeting developed a set of *15 feminist principles of the internet*. These are designed to be an evolving document that informs our work on gender and technology, as well as...

Gender, sexuality and the internet

Posted Wed 20 Aug 2014 - 12:52 | 7,067 views
Have we taken over the internet or has it taken us over? Are we using or being used by the internet? How can we resist the globalised commodification of the internet and defend it as open, diffused, decentralised and subversive? Is the divide between our online and offline lives blurring? Is this empowering or threatening? Many fascinating questions that look not for a definite and absolute...

In depth

Becoming an agent of change

Posted Tue 19 Aug 2014 - 13:36 | 5,246 views
Are feminists bored with online activism? Cyber feminists’ minor politics and affirmative political approach often presents us with dynamic, thematic and changeable maps of affinities, of political kinship, and there is a strong potential in the crafting of such unities. However, there are more than just a few obstacles that feminists in the virtual communities have to deal with. “But their...

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Sex, rights and the internet: Survey on internet regulation and sexual rights

Posted Thu 14 Aug 2014 - 14:59 | 3,708 views
If you are an LGBT activist, SRHR activist, women's rights activist, a queer blogger or a feminist who spends a lot of time on the internet, please take 15 minutes to fill in our survey. We hope with this second round of our global monitoring survey to deepen our understanding on the connections between the regulation of sexual speech and content on the internet and provide evidence that will...