Gender & ICTs

Most influential Twitterati in Pakistan include 5 working to end violence against women

MONTEVIDEO 22 July 2011 (APC for APCNews)


The Express Tribune has named 5 Take Back the Tech! campaigners as among the most influential “Twitterati” in Pakistan. Thanks to the MDG3 funding, these women are using ICTs to raise the visibility of violence against women on and offline.

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VAW in Pakistan: finding solutions

ISLAMABAD 19 July 2011 (JA for TBTT)

Raahnuma.org was one of the winners of the Take Back the Tech! Fund. They provide support and resources for anyone who is suffering abuse, including where they can find medical, psychological and legal help.

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Between four walls: sweeping sexual abuse under the carpet

Pakistan

The first time she was sexually abused, she was 14 years old. She broke into tears while telling me her story. I met this girl at the “Take Back The Tech” event, in Peshawar, where she came to me after my session on sexual harassment and cyber legislation.

Take Back the Tech! allows abused women to unburden in Pakistan: But what next?

LAHORE 12 July 2011 (APC for GenderIT.org)

Denouncing sexual abuse in Pakistan is a risky move. But after over six years of abuse by her biological father, a young woman who attended an APC Take Back the Tech! workshop in Peshawar could contain herself no more.

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Sexual minorities marginalised in internet policy debates in Brazil

ROSARIO 11 July 2011 (Flavia Fascendini for GenderIT.org)

The EroTICs research team in Brazil studied the complex relationship between sexual minorities and internet policy. Their findings show that these groups were routinely ignored in debates surrounding internet regulation.

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Sex rights activists organise in secret on the net

11 July 2011 (Esther Nasikye for GenderIT.org)

For years sexual rights activists in repressive societies have been using the internet as a means to communicate, organise and express their sexuality without fear of persecution. Thanks to EroTICs, this vibrant ecosystem of human connections is being studied for the first time.

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Sexuality online in Lebanon and USA: Censorship is not the answer

11 July 2011 (Mavic Cabrera-Balleza for GenderIT.org)

Controlling — or filtering — what people can and can’t see online related to sex however well intentioned can have a profoundly negative impact. Censorship affects not only sexual expression but blocks access to sexual education and important movement-building tools for LGBTI activists.

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EroTICs raises fascinating questions about sex and the internet, say experts

OTTAWA 11 July 2011 (GJ for GenderIT.org)

APC’s two-year research into sexuality and the internet reveals that contrary to popular opinion sexuality online is about much more than porn. As the EroTICs research is about to publish its complete findings next month, experts Clarissa Smith, Katharine Sarikakis and Pramada Menon critique.

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APCNews 145 – New research on sexuality & internet – 11/07/11

APCNews 145 – New research on sexuality & internet – 11/07/11

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APCNews – July 11 2011 – Year XI Issue 145
The news service on ICTs for social justice and sustainable development
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