Why have a panel?

A Panel is often seen as the softest, risk-free step that the Council can take on an issue. Sometimes these kinds of panels are criticized because of that – too weak an option, not really doing anything, delay tactic etc. On the other hand it is a good entry point for a new issue and it’s safe in the sense that there is no automatic follow up.

What do the treaties say?

While the UDHR calls for equal rights for men and women, the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women, CEDAW from 1981 is considered the main treaty regarding women’s rights.

CEDAW article 1

For the purposes of the present Convention, the term “discrimination against women” shall mean any distinction, exclusion or

What do the treaties say?

UNDHR article 12

No one shall be subjected to arbitrary interference with his privacy, family, home or correspondence, nor to attacks upon his honour and reputation.

What do the treaties say?

UDHR article 20

Everyone has the right to freedom of peaceful assembly and association.

No one may be compelled to belong to an association.

ICCPR article 21

The right of peaceful assembly shall be recognized.

10 ways to make Twitter work for feminist activism

Cape Town, South Africa

Twitter provides people with a platform to share their opinions, to interact with like-minded people (not always), and to communicate in real-time and on a global scale.

APC condemns the murder of  Maldivian blogger and human rights activist Yameen Rasheed

By APC, 25 April 2017 (April 2017, APC )
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WSIS Prizes 2017: Vote for these projects!

24 April 2017 (APC for APCNews)

The voting for the WSIS Prize 2017 is open and APC is part of three of the nominated initiatives.

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Save the date: South Africa to host Forum on Internet Freedom in Africa, 27-29 September 2017

JOHANNESBURG 21 April 2017 (APC for APCNews)

FIFAfrica convenes various stakeholders from the internet governance and online rights arenas in Africa and beyond to deliberate on gaps, concerns and opportunities for advancing internet freedom on the continent.

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HRC34: Why is it important for internet rights?

The Human Rights Council 34th session wrapped up at the end of last month.

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