sexual rights

APC brings debate on sexual rights, online hate speech and violence against women to RightsCon
APC brings debate on sexual rights, online hate speech and violence against women to RightsCon 27 February 2014 Flavia Fascendini

APC staff members and partners will be attending the third RightsCon, organised by Access, to be held in California on 3-5 March. APC will sponsor a lightning talk on sexual rights and online hate speech and the roundtable session “Ending violence against women online: Everyone’s responsibility and no one’s liability?.” Click to download the programme in PDF format .

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.

Sex on the internet: GenderIT.org covers sexual agency and rights, networking, safety online
Sex on the internet: GenderIT.org covers sexual agency and rights, networking, safety online 25 July 2013 Flavia Fascendini

The latest GenderIT edition draws on the groundbreaking survey of APC’s EROTICS project and probes specific realities in different countries, including the value of the internet in sexual rights advocacy, online challenges faced by sexual rights activists and the role of network building in resisting online threats and content regulation.  

An EROTICS call: Survey on internet regulation and sexual rights
An EROTICS call: Survey on internet regulation and sexual rights 07 March 2013 Flavia Fascendini

Are you member of a non-governmental or a community-based organisation? Are you an academic or a researcher? Do you work within networks or coalitions? Are you an independent blogger? If you are a sexuality rights activist and you use the internet in your work, this call is for you.    

“What is your price for the night?” – From ‘sexual strangers’ to ‘sexual citizens’ using ICTs
“What is your price for the night?” – From ‘sexual strangers’ to ‘sexual citizens’ using ICTs 06 March 2013 Shehla Rashid

#EROTICSIndia was organised in Delhi recently by the Internet Democracy Project with APC and Point of View from Mumbai. During the many outstanding sessions developed during the encounter, it was clear that sexual and gender minorities are using the internet to advocate for sexual citizenship.

EROTICS India: Networking on regulation of sexuality and the internet
EROTICS India: Networking on regulation of sexuality and the internet 26 February 2013 Caroline Tagny

APC, in partnership with Point of View and the Internet Democracy Project, is conducting a workshop in Delhi, India, from 25 – 28 February 2013. More than 20 sexual and internet rights organisations are discussing ways to resist content regulation and increasing their knowledge of online security and privacy.

Red light to cybercrime law in the Philippines
Red light to cybercrime law in the Philippines 11 February 2013 Flavia Fascendini

On February 5, 2013 the Philippines Supreme Court extended until further notice the temporary restraining order issued on the implementation of the controversial Republic Act 10175 or the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012. This sets a milestone for organisations and individuals advocating for internet rights.

Online and offline sex worker rights are human rights
Online and offline sex worker rights are human rights 05 December 2012 FD

APC’s Connect Your Rights campaign is teaming up with the global campaign Take Back The Tech – fighting violence against women – on its 12th day of action (from 16). We are offering three stories to make the case for urgent action on sex worker rights, online and offline. Read more and be sure to sign our petition.

EROTICS: Sex, rights and the internet (An exploratory research study)
EROTICS: Sex, rights and the internet (An exploratory research study) 08 August 2011 APC

This breakthrough study carried out in five countries looks at how the internet plays host to critical information about sex education, health, fighting sex discrimination and defining one’s own sexuality. It debunks the commonly held view that sexuality online is just about pornography.    

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