Latest Research: Digital security and resilience in a world that's hostile to LGBTI

A screenshot from May 2015 of an attempted Denial of Service (DoS) attack on B-Change's BE platform for LGBTI in Asia. The attack was unsuccessful. B-Change continued operating BE without servers or databases being compromised.

A screenshot from May 2015 of an attempted Denial of Service (DoS) attack on B-Change's BE platform for LGBTI in Asia. The attack was unsuccessful. B-Change continued operating BE without servers or databases being compromised.

Research from B-Change is featured in the 'Sexuality, Sexual and Reproductive Health, and the Internet' edition of 'ARROW for Change' published by the Asian-Pacific Resource and Research Centre for Women (ARROW) in collaboration with the Tactical Technology Collective.

Research from B-Change is featured in the 'Sexuality, Sexual and Reproductive Health, and the Internet' edition of 'ARROW for Change' published by the Asian-Pacific Resource and Research Centre for Women (ARROW) in collaboration with the Tactical Technology Collective.

The B-Change team is no stranger to matters of digital security.

Over the years our team has helped many people in the community who have experienced cyberbullying on the basis of their sexual orientation, gender identity or HIV status.

In 2015, B-Change's web-based educational resource for young lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex people (LGBTI) - BE - came under cyberattack from faith-based groups. The attack was unsuccessful and B-Change's systems and data remained secured.

And our team has facilitated several discussions within the community about the issue of cyberbullying; most notably in a webinar that featured participants from UNESCO, Arus Pelangi, Pink Dot, Google and other organisations. Resources to address cyberbullying were produced as a result of that webinar for individuals and organisations.

We now explore cyberbullying further and look at the importance of digital security for community-based organisations who promote the rights of sexual and gender minorities.

Research from B-Change has been published in a special edition of 'ARROW for Change' (AFC). The 'Sexuality, Sexual and Reproductive Health, and the Internet' edition of AFC was released last August thanks to a collaboration between the Asian-Pacific Resource and Research Centre for Women (ARROW) and the Tactical Technology Collective.

Our article illustrates cyberbullying and digital risk from the perspective of the LGBTI community. We also share tips on how organisations can strengthen their digital resilience. This edition of 'ARROW for Change' is rich with other articles that explore technology's impacted on efforts to promote sexual and reproductive health and inclusion of minorities.

AFC is a peer-reviewed thematic bulletin that explores emerging and persistent issues related to health, sexuality and rights from a feminist lens.

Read the 'Sexuality, Sexual, Reproductive Health and the Internet' edition of 'ARROW for Change' authored by Ira Briones and Thilaga Sulathireh.

Watch a recent webinar hosted by ARROW where participants discussed sexuality, sexual and reproductive health and rights and the internet.