Deadline extended to 29 March for call for applications for Sexuality and Internet research project

The Association for Progressive Communications Women’s Networking Support Programme (APC WNSP) has asked WLUML to forward the announcement of a call for country research partners on the issue of sexuality and the internet. The exploratory research is on how emerging debates and growing practice of regulating online content might either impede or facilitate different ways women use the internet, and its impact on their sexual expression and sexualities. In relation to content regulation, the definition of “harmful content” is contestable, subjective and open to a range of interpretations. The goal of this exploratory research is to conduct a cross-country research across 5 developing countries.

APC WNSP is calling for research proposals from the following countries:
* South Africa
* Brazil
* Iran or Egypt
* United States of America

The research period is from April 2009 to December 2010, including data collection, analysis, writing, participation in cross-country analysis and implementation of communications and advocacy strategies. The research budget is up to USD20,000 per country, which includes all costs related to the research for its entire duration.

They accept applications from individuals and organisations. You can also apply as a research team. All applications should identify a lead researcher. Researchers must be residing in the identified country during the course of the research. The lead researcher is expected to participate in three research-related workshops. The first workshop will be held in the first week of May 2009, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Please see the post on our website for more specific information on how to apply. http://www.wluml.org/english/newsfulltxt.shtml?cmd[157]=x-157-563851

Contact the Association for Progressive Communications Women’s Networking Support Programme (APC WNSP) Sexuality and the Internet Research at: si-research@apcwomen.org

Women Living under Muslim Laws
International Coordination Office



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