What are the relationships and interdependencies influencing the promises of being online: voice, visibility, and power? This ARROW for Change (AFC) issue on sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) and the internet documents some of these dynamics.
Information technologies are now part of the chemistry of activism. The struggle for digital sovereignty and freedoms online are not necessarily new; they are a continuation of existing political struggles. Movements and activisms for “internet freedom” or “digital access” should therefore not be isolated from movements and collective action in other areas such as SRHR. This AFC is an attempt to narrativise sites of continuity, connection, and potential collaboration.