Impact of FB Real Name policy

With the recent Facebook policy implementation of real name authentication of their accounts, the EROTICS network* would like to document cases and experiences of sexual rights and LGBT activists in different parts of the world to demonstrate the impact on their activism, safety and rights. The cases will be collected and brought
as a significant issue to the table in a meeting with Facebook representatives at the 2015 Internet Governance Forum, happening in November in Brazil.** This will form as a significant body of evidence to advocate for a change in their policy, to take into account the concerns and priorities of LGBT and sexual rights activists who use
their platform for advocacy and networking. We invite your collaboration and participation into this initiative.

Please share your experience by submit your cases directly to the
online form here: https://www.apc.org/limesurvey/index.php/551371/lang-en

Hosted by APC's EROTICS project*, this survey is intended to collect stories from sexual rights and LGBTQI* activists that have been affected by Facebook's policy of real name authentication.

The stories collected from this survey will be kept anonymous and brought to the table in a meeting with Facebook representatives at the 2015 Internet Governance Forum, happening in November in Brazil.** This will form as a body of evidence to advocate for a change in Facebook's policy, to take into account the concerns and priorities of LGBTQI* and sexual rights activists who use their platform for advocacy and networking.

We invite your collaboration and input through this secure online form, or if you prefer
to send us an email, please write to shawna@apc.org

Note: If you are not able to immediately complete the form and you need to interrupt completing the survey for more than a few minutes, click the button "Resume Later" at the bottom of the page and save your partial entry. If you don't do this there is a risk that your session will expire and you will have to fill the survey again from scratch.

All responses are confidential.We will not share any details with any third party, or subscribe you to any lists.

*The EROTICS (http://erotics.apc.org) project is an initiative by the Association for Progressive Communications that looks at the intersection between sexuality and internet. We are a growing network of activists working on sexuality, internet and women's rights issues, that undertakes research and monitoring of threats and violations that sexual rights and queer rights activists and peoples face on the internet, and advocates for change.

** The Internet Governance Forum is an annual event that brings together civil society, private sector, technical community,governments and members of the academia to discuss critical internet policy issues. This meeting will be part of our sustained effort to advocate for private sector responsibility in internet rights matters, especially taking into account gender, women's rights and sexual rights.