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GenderIT.org edition - GISWatch 2013 sets the agenda for women’s rights, gender and ICTs 13 December 2013 for GenderIT.org

In the 2013 Global Information Society Watch’s institutional overview entitled Whose internet is it anyway? Shaping the internet – feminist voices in governance decision making, Heike Jensen calls the attention to the hegemonic framing of issues and agendas in the internet governance field. “A...

WHRD International Coalition and AWID launch recommendations to enhance the protection and security of WHRDs 11 December 2013 WHRD IC and AWID for AWID

In celebration of UN Human Rights Day this December 10th the Urgent Responses Working Group of the Women Human Rights Defenders (WHRD) International Coalition, in collaboration with AWID, released the Recommendations to Enhance the Protection and Security of WHRDs. In the context of increasing frequ...

Internet intermediaries and violence against women
Internet intermediaries and violence against women 09 December 2013 Carly Nyst for GenderIT.org

This series of blog posts was written by Carly Nyst, lawyer and director of Privacy International’s work in developing countries, and it was produced as a part of APC’s project End violence: Women’s rights and safety online, exploring the responsibility of intermediaries to ensure ...

WSIS+10: APC attends open consultation meeting
WSIS+10: APC attends open consultation meeting 09 December 2013 for APCNews

On 16 December 2013 APC will be presenting research findings on civil society perceptions around WSIS, from 10:30 to 13:00 (GMT +1), as part of the third phase of the multi-stakeholder open consultation towards the WSIS+10 event. The high-level event, which will take place in April 2014, will review...

Wireless workshop in Nicaragua
Wireless workshop in Nicaragua EsLaRed 06 December 2013 Lourdes Pietrosemoli for EsLaRed

The 16th Workshop on Networking Technologies for Latin America and the Caribbean, organised by EsLaRed Foundation, took place at the National Engineering University of Managua, Nicaragua on 14-18 October 2013. The aim of this annual event is to develop and promote human resource training activities ...

APC at ICT and Development Conference 2013
APC at ICT and Development Conference 2013 05 December 2013 AG for APCNews

The sixth International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Development will take place from 7-10 December in Cape Town, South Africa. The conference is an opportunity for APC to strengthen its networks in the ICTD community and engage in meaningful discussion in pertinent g...

Committee of UN General Assembly passes resolution on right to privacy
Committee of UN General Assembly passes resolution on right to privacy 05 December 2013 AL for APCNews

On 26 November 2013, the the Social, Humanitarian and Cultural Committee committee of the UN General Assembly passed a resolution on privacy in the digital age. This is a major breakthrough for human rights advocates around the world, since it is the first resolution of this kind to focus on right ...

Security in a box: Africa survey
Security in a box: Africa survey 03 December 2013 for APCNews