Information

We support and protect unrestricted access to information relevant to women and queer persons, particularly information on sexual and reproductive health and rights, pleasure, safe abortion, access to justice, and LGBTIQ issues. This includes diversity in languages, abilities, interests and contexts.

Background : 

The internet offers breakthrough opportunities around citizens’ access to information, whether through open source governance or whistleblowing for increased transparency. Withholding information from the public plays into government and corporate interests and in the case of information on sexuality preserves the patriarchal and heteronormative order. Therefore, our principle emphasizes women and young people’s right to produce, disseminate, and access critical information on gender and sexuality within the struggle for the right to free, transparent, and open information for all. Linked to this is the principle on sexual expression.

Principle In Action : 
  • Activists in India created and maintain Sexuality and Disability, a website with a wealth of resources on body, sex, relationships, parenting, and violence for folks with disabilities. Follow their tweets for news about upcoming workshops and events.

  • Whose Knowledge? is a global campaign working to create, collect and curate knowledge from and with marginalised communities, particularly women, people of colour, LGBTQI communities, indigenous peoples and others from the global South. It is a radical re-imagining and reconstruction of the internet.

  • The EROTICS annual global monitoring survey looks at how sexuality content is regulated, filtered, or blocked around the world. The 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.