- Civil Society
In light of the urgent need to strengthen digital wellbeing and security among the LGBTIQ+ community in Paraguay, considering organized online attacks, hacking, the creation of fake profiles, extortion, information theft and manipulation, and many other actions that violate their right to appear and express themselves in free and safe digital spaces, the purpose of the alliance between TEDIC, Diversxs Paraguay and Cuarto Mundo is to create and develop decentralized content that will not only contribute to the safety of the members of the LGBTIQ+ community, but that will also allow the co-production of materials that elevate the voices and narratives of the community in relation to their digital, sexual and reproductive rights, both in Guarani and in Jopara (a combination of Spanish and Guaraní), thus reflecting the country’s linguistic diversity. The proposal also seeks to generate the active appropriation of digital spaces through access to, and the use of, material in audio format, including stories of diversity and resilience among members of the community; online love and sexuality stories of non-binary persons and persons with functional diversity; information on how fertility tracking and reproductive health applications can be used for surveillance and control purposes; free and safe sexting, and resilience for minorities in digital environments. The aim of the project is to create a web portal that will offer content and training materials that take into account the needs of the members of the LGBTIQ+ community, as well as to create and distribute a toolbox (webcam covers, stickers, kerchiefs and anti-surveillance face paint that can be used for protection during collective actions such as webinars, marches and demonstrations) they can use in their daily lives and which represent small, easy-to-implement changes to their digital habits. In addition, because we acknowledge the power of orality and sound for sharing stories and connecting with people through different formats, we propose establishing a space where people can tell their stories by creating a series of podcast episodes.