ARROW for Change: Sexuality, Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights, and the Internet

 

Publication date: 
December 2016
Author: 
The Asian-Pacific Resource & Research Centre for Women in collaboration with Tactical Technology Collective
Publisher: 
The Asian-Pacific Resource & Research Centre for Women in collaboration with Tactical Technology Collective

What are the relationships and interdependencies influencing the promises of being online: voice, visibility, and power? This ARROW for Change (AFC) issue on sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) and the internet documents some of these dynamics.

Information technologies are now part of the chemistry of activism. The struggle for digital sovereignty and freedoms online are not necessarily new; they are a continuation of existing political struggles. Movements and activisms for “internet freedom” or “digital access” should therefore not be isolated from movements and collective action in other areas such as SRHR. This AFC is an attempt to narrativise sites of continuity, connection, and potential collaboration.

Table of Contents

Editorial…………. 2—6

The New Green: The Landscapes of Digital Activism

Spotlight…………. 6—27

One and the Other: Fighting Online Misogyny, Fighting a Corporatised Internet

Minding the Data Gap: Data Risks and Revolutions in Meeting the Sustainable Development Goals

Quantifying Fertility and Reproduction through Mobile Apps: A Critical Overview

Apps, Drones, and iTunes: Opportunities and Challenges in Using New Technologies for Safe Medical Abortion Services

The Potential Impact of Free Basics on SRHR Advocacy in Bangladesh

In our own words…………. 28—33

Gender, Romance, and the Internet: The Creation of a Non-Binary, Non-Binary Person

Is Access Real? Disability, Sexuality, and the Digital Space

Monitoring regional and global activities…………. 34—40

Security in Contentious Contexts: Exploring Digital Resilience for Organisations Serving Sexual and Gender Minorities

Safer Nudes! A Sexy Guide to Digital Security Women’s Bodies on Digital Battlegrounds: Networks of Information and Support by Pro-choice Activists in Latin America

Resources from the arrow srhr knowledge sharing centre…………. 41—44

Selected arrow resources…………. 44—46

Definitions…………. 46-48

Factfile…………. 49—55

Access, Legislation, and Online Freedom of Expression: A Data Overview

Editorial and production team…………. 56