internet rights

We can be heroes: Towards public and legal recognition of online gender-based violence

Posted Sun 17 Jun 2018 - 18:18 | 3,380 views

Online violence, bullying, harassment, theft of identity, non-consensual circulation of intimate images - are now being recognised as offences in most countries, and acknowledged in public discourse as misogyny and attempts to silence women and gender-diverse people from participation in public life and denying them their rights to free expression and association, especially online. This...

Editorial

[EDITORIAL] Recognition of online GBV in international law: the highs and lows

Posted Sun 17 Jun 2018 - 18:07 | 2,255 views

Over a decade of consistent work around visibility of online GBV has led to finally a report by the Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women that specifically addresses this phenomenon. Jan Moolman sketches out a brief timeline of the milestones towards the recognition of online GBV, and this has included advocating for inclusion of sensitive language within international law and...

Publication

[DECLARATION] Decolonising the internet: Second International Cyberfeminist Meeting

Posted Tue 15 May 2018 - 11:27 | 2,218 views
Digital technologies, with their diversity of tools and devices, their opportunities and risks, represent key spaces for feminist, queer, LGBT* and anti-racist political action. Contrary to the decentralisation and democratisation promised by the internet, it is now largely owned by large social media corporations, technology and service companies. In view of the struggles for power and narrative...

In depth

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

Posted Fri 4 May 2018 - 17:25 | 2,602 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...

Feminist talk

[COLUMN] Gender and community networks: Candid reflections 10 years later

Posted Mon 23 Apr 2018 - 10:06 | 2,027 views

In this column on community networks and gender, the writers will explore how communities can provide and run their own internet infrastructure, the existing forms of community networks, the legal and policy environment in which they have to exist and what are the gender dynamics around these networks. The first column asks a fundamental question - what would be the costs of women NOT having...

Feminist talk

Making privacy a constitutional right: Interview with Y. K. Chang

Posted Wed 28 Mar 2018 - 09:05 | 1,850 views
Interview with Y.K. Chang who has recently been appointed as the Personal Information Protection Commission in South Korea - one of the first few women from civil society to reach this position within government in the country and possibly the region. GenderIT interviewed her on her journey, her ambitions for her new position and what she sees as the grave problems regarding privacy and security...

In depth

Sexuality and the internet: Findings from the global survey (2017)

Posted Sun 24 Dec 2017 - 10:40 | 4,387 views

Since 2013 the EROTICS global survey has been carried out three times by APC-WRP to assess and learn about the role of information and communication technologies in the work of its worldwide network of gender and sexuality activists, advocates, professionals and scholars. The survey was particularly designed to reflect about their experiences and responses to online violence and censorship....

The right to scream: Research on sexuality, the internet and communication

Posted Thu 21 Dec 2017 - 15:59 | 2,655 views

This edition is an exploration of the multiple layers of the relationship between sexuality, rights and sexual expression and the internet, through the EROTICS research located in three countries in South Asia and the EROTICS global survey of sexuality and internet activists. The most emphatic finding of both the survey and research is that communication rights should be considered as part of...

Editorial

[EDITORIAL] Where have all the queer women gone?

Posted Thu 21 Dec 2017 - 14:37 | 3,672 views

In this year-end edition we look at the state of internet and sexual rights, communication rights globally, and particularly in South Asia. The editorial by Subha Wijesiriwardena looks at the place of women within the struggle for rights around sex, sexuality and sexual expression, and particularly the movement for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer people (LGBTIQ) and their...

In depth

Interview with Women's Media Collective, Sri Lanka: About lesbian tutorials and other strategies

Posted Thu 21 Dec 2017 - 12:57 | 4,133 views
As part of the EROTICS research, the Women's Media Collective, Sri Lanka did research on 1) human rights of Sri Lanka lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer and 2) is on use of online space by lesbian women. In this interview by Shubha Kayastha, WMC talks about their process and recommendations.