Dear ,

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 and organizing online.

The survey is now available in five languages:

What you can do to make this survey a success:

1. Take the survey.
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

We have another 9 days until the closing date of the survey and we really appreciate your assistance to promote the survey to your contacts and send them reminder.  Our preliminary findings shows the respondents from  Africa, South Asia,and Middle East regions, as well as transgender and intersex respondents, are less represented.

We will share the survey findings with you later in 2017. The first EROTICS survey in 2013 and the second in 2014 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. The findings of the past 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.

Thank you in advance for your help!

Katerina and Valentina

Association for Progressive Communications (APC), | | |

About APC

The Association for Progressive Communications (APC) is an international network and non-profit organisation founded in 1990 that wants everyone to have access to a free and open internet to improve lives and create a more just world.

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