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.

Joining the dots: Gender, ICTs and climate change (1)

Australia

The climate crisis: Why women and women’s movements need to be up front

As I write this in mid-August 2016, Iranians are struggling to deal with temperatures reaching 60 degrees Celsius, while across the Middle East temperatures are reaching the point where scientists are saying climate change may severely impact the

See it, film it, change it: Training and supporting people using video for human rights

Argentina

_“In this age, when the mass media rest in fewer and fewer hands, we must have strong, vital, independent voices if we ever want to hear all the stories or seek justice.

Policy submission: Alternatives for Affordable Communications in rural South Africa

By Various (September 2016, The Association for Progressive Communications, Research ICT Africa, the Freedom of Expression Institute of South Africa, Media Monitoring Africa, the Right To Know Campaign, the Internet Society (Gauteng Chapter), the Soweto Wireless User Group and Zenzeleni Networks )
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Inside the Information Society: Where is our relationship with mobiles going?

London [19 September 2016]

Each week David Souter comments on an important issue for APC members and others concerned about the Information Society. This week’s blog is about our changing relationship with mobile phones.

The way people use mobiles and other ICT devices is the most dramatic change in life and lifestyle in my lifetime.

Imagining a Feminist Internet at the #AWIDForum, Brazil

Costa de Sauípe, Bahia, Brazil

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Inside the Information Society - Building capacities... or building capabilities?

London [12 September 2016]

Moderating the session on capacity building for Internet governance at the ITU symposiumModerating the session on capacity building for Internet governance at the ITU symposium

*_Each week, David Souter comments on an important issue for APC members and others concerned about the Information Society.

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