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When I found myself suddenly having to care for and look after my new born child alone, I panicked. I panicked because I had never done this before and the ten minute tutorial on washing and feeding my infant that the nurse gave me at the hospital was lacking in many ways.
It’s been one year since the Guardian first published the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court order, leaked by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, that demonstrated that the NSA was conducting dragnet surveillance on millions of innocent people.
Discourses on issues of safety are not new to feminists. Strategies to resist sexual harassment in the office, verbal abuse on the streets, physical violence in the home, shaming in social spaces and sexualised threats to women human rights defenders are continually being revisited and reworked.
At the NETmundial opening ceremony in Sao Paulo, President Dilma Rousseff sanctioned the historic Marco Civil Internet Bill of Rights, which was formally approved by the national parliament in March.
Edited to include additional resolutions documented by Access here
What is a United Nations resolution?
United Nations resolutions are formal texts adopted by a UN body, s
In partnership with members and networks, APC’s Internet Rights programme advocates for the protection, promotion and respect of human rights at the national level through the Universal Periodic Review (UPR), a unique mechanism of the Human Rights Council involving a review of the human rights rec
Maureen James is Funding and Strategy Specialist at the International Freedom of Expression Exchange (IFEX) where she has been mobilising funds to support implementation of IFEX programmes and projects since 2003.
During the first day of the Global Meeting on Gender, Sexuality and the Internet which ocurred in Port Dickson, Malaysia, to explore the collective understanding of what a feminist internet looks like, a panel on “Power, politics and agency” took place with the participation of Chat Garcia Ramilo from the Philippines, Joy
Why are internet rights important to sexual rights activists and why are sexual rights important to internet rights activists?
New edition of Security in-a-Box: Challenges faced by women human rights defenders and sexual rights activists
Tactical Tech, Frontline and APC are working on a new edition of Security in-a-Box, which will focus explicitly on the particular challenges faced by women human rights defenders (WHRDs) and, more importantly, ways in which these challenges can be overcome.
This new edition will include an
The final adoption of recommendations made to Nigeria at the Universal Periodic Review took place on the 20th of March 2014 (video available here). Nigeria, a member state of the UN, was previously reviewed at the 17th session of the UPR in October 2013.
Adoption of Malaysia’s second Universal Periodic Review (UPR) report: Implementing the recommendations: The challenges ahead
Friday, 21 March 2014
Room XXIII Palais des Nations
The Coalition of Malaysian NGOs in the UPR Process (COMANGO), CIVICUS World Alliance for Citizen Participation, Forum Asia, World Organization Against Torture, the Association of Progressive Communications and “Asia Pacific Forum on Wom
Bytes For All, APC member based in Pakistan, has been denouncing for months an agreement between Facebook and its government, whereby the Pakistan Telecommunications Authority suggests which pages pages the social network should make unavailable for users in the country.
Take Back the Tech: State surveillance violates our human rights, weakens democracy and the rule of law
This post is part of the Take Back The Tech campaign: Day 13 – State Surveillance
How do you define security? Can it be weighed against the right to privacy? What other fundamental human rights are at stake when privacy is violated, and which communities are most at risk?
On November 20, nine APC members met to strengthen the APC network in the region.
The meeting was held just before the Regional Consultation on Freedom of Expression for Civil Liberties held on 21-23 November with UN Special Rapporteur Frank LaRue.
Freedom of expression (FoE) is essential for the personal development and dignity of every individual and is vital for the fulfillment of other human rights.
Monitoring internet rights worldwide
Snowden: NSA accidentally caused Syria's internet blackout in 2012 The Guardian - 4 weeks 1 day ago
Turkey Is 'Partner and Target' for the NSA Spiegel Online International - 4 weeks 1 day ago
Malaysian Government Threatens to Block Facebook Over “Abuse” Reports Global Voices - 6 weeks 6 days ago
The need for a Special Rapporteur on the Right to Privacy at the UN Privacy International - 6 weeks 6 days ago
Arbitrary Arrests and Detention of Women Human Rights Defenders in Egypt Nazra for Feminist Studies - 14 weeks 1 day ago
Egyptian rights groups challenge govt internet surveillance plans Ahram Online - 14 weeks 5 days ago
Icing on the Internet Cake: The Newly Proposed Telecom Law in Jordan 7iber - 15 weeks 19 hours ago
Kenya considers massive new spying system Access - 15 weeks 1 day ago
Get the Facts: Egypt Ramps Up Digital Surveillance Ramy Raoof via Global Voices - 15 weeks 5 days ago
Hate Speech: A study of Pakistan’s Cyberspace Bytes For All, Pakistan - 16 weeks 3 days ago