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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, please take 15 minutes to fill in our survey in any of the following languages: Take the survey: English Spanish French Arabic العربية Chinese (simplified) Portuguese Russian Hindi Bahasa Indonesia In 2013, the EROTICS project launched a global survey to understand how sexual right...

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). The two phones are a curious metaphor to the dual life she lives. To hide her identity as a street-based se...

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

In the 2013 Global Information Society Watch’s institutional overview entitled Whose internet is it anyway? Shaping the internet – feminist voices in governance decision making, Heike Jensen calls the attention to the hegemonic framing of issues and agendas in the internet governance field. “Any mainstream political agenda of issues already represents the outcome of power struggles among ...

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. The meeting explored topics such as tools to combat violence against women, pornography, sexuality, and freedoms and risks in the o...

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