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What's the point of the revolution if we can't tweet? Women Human Rights Defenders speak out

San Francisco

From the recent arrest of a Bahraini women’s rights activist over the content of her tweets to the threats made against Emma Watson after her speech to the United Nations, women who speak out for equality and justice too often face backlash and threats.

Syrian activist and blogger Razan Ghazzawi and Lebanese activist, blogger and APC’s EROTICS project coordinator Nadine Moawad were joined by Ka

How crucial is anonymity for sexual exploration and promoting sexual rights activism

Pakistan

While the debate around anonymity rarely gets seen from a feminist angle, women go through this feeling of being watched online and offline every day of their lives. It happens so often and so persistently that it has increasingly become synonymous to the experience of being a woman.

(Re)govern and (Re)imagine a feminist internet: Sex, rights and internet governance at the IGF 2014

South Africa

As a pre-event of the IGF 2014 APC convened a meeting of sexual rights activists, women’s human rights defenders and gender equality advocates to discuss the intersections between sex

Why internet rights matter for Africa(ns)

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.

On 6/5, 65 things we know about NSA surveillance that we didn’t know a year ago

SAN FRANCISCO

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.

APC attended the Freedom Online Coalition

Wellington

APC’s human rights specialist Joy Liddicoat attended the Freedom Online Coalition (FOC) meeting in Tallinn, Estonia.

Digital Security – from silencing to claiming safe spaces

Cape Town

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.

Marco Civil Brazilian Internet Bill of Rights - English translation

Winnipeg, Canada

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.

United Nations resolutions recognising human rights online

Winnipeg, Canada

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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

APC's work at the Universal Periodic Review

Winnipeg, Canada

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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

#NETmundial officially kicks off

A selection of tweets from the first official day.

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First impressions of #NETmundial

Civil society representatives are gathered together to coordinate their strategy towards NETmundial.

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Conversation with Maureen James, Funding and Strategy Specialist at IFEX

Port Dickson

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.

Panel on “Power, Politics and Agency” to #imagineafeministinternet

Malaysia

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

Sex and the internet: Intersectionality in internet rights

Malaysia

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

Argentina

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

Nigeria and the UPR: Human rights on the internet

LAGOS

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

GENEVA

Friday, 21 March 2014
12h00 -14h00
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

Facebook blocks human rights website in Pakistan

NEW YORK

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.

Monitoring internet rights worldwide