Sexuality, rights and internet regulation
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 and Spanish, and will be open until 17 August. It will take 25 minutes of your time to contribute to greater understanding of the current issues faced by activists due to the fast-changing development of the internet.
We launched our first survey in 2013 and the second in 2014. These surveys have deepened our understanding of the ways sexual rights activists use the internet to advance their cause, and the challenges faced by the LGBTQI community in expressing their sexuality online.
This knowledge is crucial to assist in the development of strategies to support the work of APC and the EROTICS network, a global network of more than 50 activists, academics and organisations working on sexuality issues. The findings of the 2013 and 2014 surveys have resulted in, among others, the inclusion of sexual orientation and gender identity in the UN Special Rapporteur on freedom of opinion and expression’s May 2015 report on encryption, anonymity and the human rights framework in digital communications. The findings also informed the UN’s first ever resolution on women human rights defenders in November 2013, with a paragraph on online violence against sexual rights activists.
What you can do to make this survey a success for us:
2. Pass it on to individuals and organisations working on sexual rights issues.
3. Promote the survey on your blog or organisation website
4. Circulate it on your social media networks using the hashtag #eroticsurvey