sexuality

Point of View wins Laadli Media Award: “An encouragement to keep fighting for gender equality”
Point of View wins Laadli Media Award: “An encouragement to keep fighting for gender equality” 14 June 2017

APC member in India Point of View is this year’s winner of the South Asian Laadli Media Award for its Deep Dives project, a digital imprint specialising in in-depth storytelling. The award celebrates gender-sensitive journalism and the promotion of a more positive image of women in society.

The nerdiest and most open of them all: Internet Freedom Festival 2017
The nerdiest and most open of them all: Internet Freedom Festival 2017 07 April 2017

Even before the schedule came out, the festival sounded fascinating, and distinctly different from other conferences, both national and international, which I have attended as of now.

Big data and sexual surveillance
Big data and sexual surveillance 09 December 2016

This paper highlights the gendered and racialised effects of data practices; outlines the overlapping nature of state, commercial and peer surveillance; and maps the challenges and opportunities women and queers encounter on the nexus between data, surveillance, gender and sexuality.

Online censorship in South Africa: Protecting or policing?
Online censorship in South Africa: Protecting or policing? 25 June 2012

The Spear is a painting that depicts the South African president Jacob Zuma in a rallying pose, with genitals exposed. It has caused controversy and been defaced. Images of the painting have gone viral on internet. In late May 2012, the South African Film and Publications Board classified the painting, as not suitable for people under the age of 16. But in a country where one in four women is r...

EROTICS: Sex, rights and the internet (An exploratory research study)
EROTICS: Sex, rights and the internet (An exploratory research study) 08 August 2011

This breakthrough study carried out in five countries looks at how the internet plays host to critical information about sex education, health, fighting sex discrimination and defining one’s own sexuality. It debunks the commonly held view that sexuality online is just about pornography.    

EROTICS: Exploratory research on sexuality and the internet (executive summary)
EROTICS: Exploratory research on sexuality and the internet (executive summary) 17 February 2011

APC’S EROTICS project conducted research on sexuality and the internet in five countries: Brazil, India, Lebanon, South Africa and the United States. This issue paper contains executive summaries for each country as well as an incisive introduction by EROTICS coordinator Jac sm Kee.    

Internet governance issues on sexuality and women's rights
Internet governance issues on sexuality and women's rights 15 October 2010

In preparation for the 2010 IGF, this briefing document highlights key issues on internet regulation that are relevant for gender equality and sexuality. It also brings to the debate findings from various research initiatives undertaken by APC and key partners, including a cross-country research initiative – EROTICS – that is being conducted in five countries: Brazil, India, Lebanon, South ...

Media brief: Censorship, sexuality and the internet
Media brief: Censorship, sexuality and the internet 28 April 2010

Read the text below or download the pdf Women, internet and sexualityPut sex and new technology together and you’ll always get waves. Victorian societies were scandalised by the arrival of the telephone because women –who were chaperoned at all times– could potentially talk with suitors in private. Over the last decade, the internet has been censored and content regulated for a multitude...

First Planning Workshop - EroTICs: Exploratory Research on Sexuality and the Internet
First Planning Workshop - EroTICs: Exploratory Research on Sexuality and the Internet 22 July 2009

EroTICs is a cross-country exploratory research project. This a two-and-a-half year research project taking place from 2008 to 2010 will respond to the question: How may the emerging debates and the growing practice of regulation of online content either impede or facilitate different ways women use the internet and the impact on their sexual expression, sexualities and sexual health practices,...

Coalition for Sexual and Bodily Rights in Muslim Societies: Sexuality Institute 2008
Coalition for Sexual and Bodily Rights in Muslim Societies: Sexuality Institute 2008 21 August 2008

The Institute will bring together leading NGO representatives, researchers, practitioners and policymakers for a holistic interdisciplinary program combining history, theory and politics of sexuality with applications of advocacy, and fieldwork. The CSBR Sexuality Institute is designed as a comprehensive curriculum on sexuality and sexual rights in Muslim societies with an in depth discussion o...