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Feminist Principles of the Internet
Feminist Principles of the Internet 09 September 2014 APC

Over three days, the participants discussed and debated intersections of gender, sexuality, and the internet – not only as a tool – but as a new public space. In thinking through these issues, the participants at the meeting developed a set of 15 feminist principles of the internet. These are designed to be an evolving document that informs our work on gender and technology, as well as influences our policy-making discussions when it comes to internet governance.    

New GenderIT.org edition on gender, sexuality and the internet
New GenderIT.org edition on gender, sexuality and the internet 29 August 2014 Flavia Fascendini

Most of the material featured in this edition draws on the debates that took place during the Global meeting on gender, sexuality and the internet in Port Dickson, Malaysia, and takes them further. We proudly introduce the evolving Feminist Principles of the Internet drafted with the participation of many activists, and the first research outputs from the “End violence: Women’s rights and safety online project” highlighted in the resources section.    

Sex, rights and the internet: Survey on internet regulation and sexual rights
Sex, rights and the internet: Survey on internet regulation and sexual rights 12 August 2014 EROTICS

If you are an LGBT activist, SRHR activist, women’s rights activist, a queer blogger or a feminist who spends a lot of time on the internet, please take 15 minutes to fill in our survey. We hope with this second round of our global monitoring survey to deepen our understanding on the connections between the regulation of sexual speech and content on the internet and provide evidence that ...

Join us in a global conversation for a feminist internet #imagineafeministinternet
Join us in a global conversation for a feminist internet #imagineafeministinternet 07 April 2014 APC

Is a feminist internet possible? How has the internet shifted the way we understand power, politics, activism and agency? Join us in a global conversation on how the internet can strengthen and better facilitate feminist activism and what you think are key issues we need to engage with and interrogate to realise its transformative potential. Check out the Storify on the conversation! .

Hooked on: Sex work and mobile phones
Hooked on: Sex work and mobile phones 03 April 2014 Rohini Lakshané

“I keep one mobile phone for the family and one for the clients,” said Renuka Kale, a sex worker in her late twenties living in Sangli district in south Maharashtra and an activist with VAMP* (Veshya Anyay Mukti Parishad, also known as the Sex Workers’ Collective Against Injustice).

APC launches new website for internet and sexual rights activists
APC launches new website for internet and sexual rights activists 07 March 2014 Flavia Fascendini

In the second phase of the groundbreaking EROTICS project, an exploratory research project into sexuality and the internet, the Association for Progressive Communications and partners from India, Brazil and Indonesia, have launched a new website (http://erotics.apc.org) to reflect the project’s background, share knowledge and feature updates on the initiative.

Porn and violence: Navigating grey areas
Porn and violence: Navigating grey areas 26 February 2014 Richa Kaul Padte

Padte’s is the first in a series of posts reporting on the day-long “Tangled, Like Wool” meeting held in New Delhi in January 2014 under APC’s EROTICS project. Through talks, presentations and discussions participants explored the links between pornography, gender, sexuality and freedom of speech.

Sexual rights in Indonesia: Creating and protecting safe spaces for women minority groups
Sexual rights in Indonesia: Creating and protecting safe spaces for women minority groups 15 January 2014 AL

While the internet empowers women living with HIV/AIDS by providing information about their right to privacy, internet rights in Indonesia are being threatened by government practices of blocking and filtering content. APC talked to Indonesian activist Kamilia Manaf about the challenges that sexual rights and internet rights are facing in her country.

Bridging the gap between online and offline activism
Bridging the gap between online and offline activism 13 December 2013 Menaka Rao for EROTICS India

Online activism needs to work in tandem with a bigger, offline campaign and complement offline action in order to achieve an impact. This is the third in a series of posts reporting on the day-long “Connect Your Rights!” meeting held in Mumbai in November 2013.

GenderIT.org edition - GISWatch 2013 sets the agenda for women’s rights, gender and ICTs
GenderIT.org edition - GISWatch 2013 sets the agenda for women’s rights, gender and ICTs 13 December 2013

Women’s ability to set policy agendas is key to internet governance, and we work constantly to subvert existing power relations with GenderIT.org. It is also the focus of this year’s GISWatch, which GenderIT.org covers in its latest edition.    

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