[FoME] APC publishes exploratory research study on sex, rights and the internet
Sofie.Jannusch at CAMECO.ORG
Mo Aug 22 17:06:21 CEST 2011
APC publishes exploratory research study on sex, rights and the
MONTEVIDEO (APC) - Over the past three years APC (Association for
Progressive Communications) carried out exploratory research in five
countries from different continents on the internet's role in accessing
information about sex education, health, fighting sex discrimination and
defining one’s own sexuality. The new report debunks the commonly-held
view that sexuality online is just about pornography
Carried out in Brazil, India, Lebanon, South Africa & USA the research
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. It debunks the commonly-held view that sexuality
online is just about pornography.
The EROTICS project ( http://www.apc.org/en/node/7904 ) took place
between June 2008 and June 2011.
Each of the country teams engaged with diverse sections of society and
communities, including young women (India), library users and
particularly young people among them (US), transgender people (South
Africa), lesbian women (Lebanon, India and Brazil), sexual rights
advocates (Lebanon and Brazil), social networking users (all countries)
and men who advocate for relationships with young people (Brazil).
The five EROTICS country reports map the current landscape of sexual
and internet rights, and examine the value of the internet in the
exercise of rights by people of diverse sexualities:
The South Africa report unpacks in detail how transgendered women and
men converge at a popular transgender site to share their struggles in
transitioning, including treatment options, unlearning dominant gender
norms, celebration of achieved milestones and exchange of experiences in
The Lebanon report highlights the registration of www.gaylebanon.com –
also the only known website to face legal prosecution in the country –
as being recognised to mark the beginning of an organised movement.
The Brazilia report documents the “Mega No” online campaign against a
proposed law that could significantly hamper the free flow of
information on sexuality and sexual health online demonstrates the
potency of civil society engagement and mass mobilisation of support
through the internet.
The India report uncovers ways in which young women are able to push
the boundaries of cultural and social barriers that place intense
scrutiny on their sexuality.
The US report showcases that young people under the age of seventeen
are unable to access unfiltered content in publicly funded libraries.
Added to the lack of comprehensive sex education in schools, this may
place them at risk by denying them access to critical information.
Jump to sections of the report directly or download the full findings
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