Gender & ICTs

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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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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EroTICs raises fascinating questions about sex and the inter

Sexuality 2.0: Online socialising and internet regulation

MONTEVIDEO 30 June 2011 (APC for APCNews)

Experts from Brazil, India, South Africa and the USA will be presenting APC’s groundbreaking EroTICs research in Madrid at the VIII International Association for the Study of Sexuality, Culture and Society Conference on July 9.

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Successful workshop on online security for women in Pakistan

PESHAWAR

APC’s MDG3: Take Back the Tech! to end violence against women partner in Pakistan organsised a workshop on digital security for woman on June 29 2011.

“Women should take control of internet and communication technology to propagate their rights and their point of view,” speakers said.

"Gay Girl in Damascus" needs to Man Up, says APC

MONTEVIDEO 27 June 2011 (APC for APC)

Tom MacMaster’s masquerading as blogger activist “Gay Girl in Damascus” was harmful, say APC in a statement, and endangers the right to use the internet anonymously.

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MDG3: Take Back the Tech! - updates from the Philippines

MANILA

The MDG3 Take Back the Tech! partner in the Philippines, sent us an update on the latest developments of the project.

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