It is late spring of 2015 and we are sitting in one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, talking about a grave violation of women’s human rights: violence against women (VAW).
For five days last year, I was privileged to attend the Second (2014) African School on Internet Governance in Mauritius, curtsey of the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) and Association for Progressive Communications (APC).
Raising awareness of the potential of infrastructure sharing is key to APC. As part of our project on Infrastructure Sharing for Supporting Better Broadband and Universal Access, APC is hosting a series of workshops in Southern Africa.
The common advocacy message of young women and girls living with HIV (YW/GLHIV) and lesbian, bisexuals and transgender (LBT) groups in Battambang province is to stop all forms of discrimination against YW/GLHIV and LBTs.
A cornerstone of APC’s work is to enable communities and social movements to use ICTs to transform the world into a better place. Women’s movements in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) have long recognised the power of ICTs as platforms for advocacy and organising – effectively shifting the power dynamics between information creators, owners and users.
“New Media School” organized in May this year by Kaos GL, APC partner in the Sexual Rights Project, took place with the participation of over 20 reporter candidates from 14 different cities.
Indeed, there are many benefits to being online, and yet there are also risks that people experience, especially people from marginalised groups, including women. While freedom of expression is magnified online, the right to privacy can be compromised. As more and more people are getting connected, is it possible to realise a free and secure internet for all?