On 3-5 February, the APC Women’s Rights Programme met with country partners of the Sexual Rights Project to discuss and plan activities for the year ahead. How do we organise and advocate making the links between sexual rights and internet rights? What synergies can we find in our national advocacies, and how do we bring the issues we are facing to the global level? Those were the questions this meeting aimed to discuss.
In Indonesia, sexuality has gradually become a more and more open public discourse. Conflict on discourse of sexuality expands through the use of Internet. On the one hand, internet has given space to the advancement of human rights including human rights of Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, Transgender, Intersex and Queer (LGBTIQ).
Hate crimes continue to be perpetrated on a regular basis around the world against the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender, or LGBT, community as it continues its struggle for equality within society.
Kamilia Manaf, the executive director of Institut Pelangi Perempuan (Women’s Rainbow Institute) has long fought for the organization’s vision of promoting social change and attaining equal rights for LGBTs in Indonesia. In an interview with the Jakarta Globe, she also shared her thoughts on the current issues concerning the LGBT community.
Sexuality in an Indonesian context