sexuality

Getting woke about getting laid: A HOLAAfrica sex-positive experience
Getting woke about getting laid: A HOLAAfrica sex-positive experience 18 October 2018 Tiffany Kagure Mugo

Sex is f**king serious. This (punny) statement has some truth in it and also a great deal of myth. Societal conversations around sex usually centre around the fact that it is some taboo dark powerful force not to be toyed with outside the confines of commitment or something that we simply cannot engage in without giggling like pre-teens looking through an adult magazine. The balance in engaging with sex as a normal everyday act, sometimes necessary and often messy, is more often than not miss...

APC members in 2017: Point of View's Skin Stories: Essays on sexuality, disability and gender
APC members in 2017: Point of View's Skin Stories: Essays on sexuality, disability and gender 29 September 2018 Point of View

This member story was featured in the 2017 APC Annual Report, as part of our work on a feminist internet. In August 2017, Point of View launched the publication Skin Stories, which is a weekly essay series of narratives on sexuality, disability and gender. The origins of the publication lie in a nameless blog on Point of View's website sexualityanddisability.org, which only had one writer for a long time, and then two. But over time, the site was able to reach more and more people who lived w...

Sexual rights and the internet: Third EROTICS global survey now launched!
Sexual rights and the internet: Third EROTICS global survey now launched! 19 July 2017 APC

The EROTICS global survey is back! If you are an LGBTQI activist or sexual rights defender who uses the internet to further your cause, we want to hear from you! Your participation will help the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) to make sense of the latest trends concerning the opportunities and threats involved in expressing sexuality online. The survey is available in English a...

The EROTICS Global Survey on Sexual Rights and the Internet is back! Please participate!
The EROTICS Global Survey on Sexual Rights and the Internet is back! Please participate! 02 July 2017 APC

The Association for Progressive Communications Women’s Rights Programme (APC WRP) will be launching our third EROTICS Global Survey on 17 July 2017. The survey aims to collect data and map trends concerning both threats to and enhancement of sexual expression online, and how this impacts on the rights of target communities. If you are a heterosexual, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer...

Point of View wins Laadli Media Award: “An encouragement to keep fighting for gender equality”
Point of View wins Laadli Media Award: “An encouragement to keep fighting for gender equality” 14 June 2017

The first sex-ed query I Googled is how many holes do women have,” says Noopur, who was in her seventh standard at the time.  APC member in India Point of View is this year’s winner of the South Asian Laadli Media Award for its Deep Dives project, a digital imprint specialising in in-depth storytelling. The award, launched in 2007, celebrates gender-sensitive journalism and the promot...

The nerdiest and most open of them all: Internet Freedom Festival 2017
The nerdiest and most open of them all: Internet Freedom Festival 2017 07 April 2017 Smita for GenderIT.org

When once I registered for the 2017 Internet Freedom Festival in Valencia, I was added to a mailing list which had a constant flow of information on the festival and the activities related to it. Even before the schedule came out, the festival sounded fascinating, and distinctly different from other conferences, both national and international, which I have attended as of now. The board was div...

Big data and sexual surveillance
Big data and sexual surveillance 09 December 2016 Nicole Shephard

Surveillance has historically functioned as an oppressive tool to control women’s bodies and is closely related to colonial modes of managing populations. Big data, metadata and the technologies used to collect, store and analyse them are by no means neutral, but come with their own exclusions and biases. This paper highlights the gendered and racialised effects of data practices; outlines th...

EROTICS Global Survey 2013-2014: Sexual rights and the impact of regulatory frameworks and control mechanisms
EROTICS Global Survey 2013-2014: Sexual rights and the impact of regulatory frameworks and control mechanisms 24 October 2014 Horacio Sívori and Bruno Zilli

The EROTICS project looks at the impact of regulatory frameworks and control mechanisms on the actual lived practices, experiences and concerns of internet users in the exercise of their sexual rights. The EROTICS case studies showed that while increasing online activity exposes users to certain risks and threats, individuals and collectives are successful in developing means of self-protection...

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 Brazil, India, Lebanon, South Africa & USA 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. Download EROTICS: Sex, rights and the internet published in July 2011 or a...

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