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.

Inside the Information Society: E-government - of the people or for the people?

London [16 January 2017]

e-government, by cea+ on Flickr Commonse-government, by cea+ on Flickr Commons*_Each week David Souter comments on an important issue for APC members and others concerned about the Information Society.

[READING LIST] Gender, Race, Sexuality and Surveillance

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his reading list provides an overview of recent books, articles and sources across the internet for those interested in learning more about how race, gender, and sexuality relate to surveillance.

It's 2016 and Facebook is still terrified of women's nipples

India

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Time and again, Facebook proves to be that Uncle who keeps telling you your skirt is too short, but keeps a stack of highly sexualized and objectifying images of women in his folder.

Facebook and I have had a difficult relationship when it came to women’s bodies, e

The (mobile) games women play

India

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While I was growing up in the sleepy town of Pune, many teenage girls made the most of their first cell phones by sending coy, flirty texts to their boyfriends and making plans about which Café Coffee Day to hang out at afte

Online privacy through a gendered lens in Bangladesh

Bangladesh

Collage by Namita AavritiCollage by Namita Aavriti The ever-growing advancement of information technology is not without perils. Online privacy has been at stake for a while now and the protection of personal information is under attack. We no longer have control over our private data. It is now a commodity up for sale to the highest bidders.

Role of internet in realising sexual and reproductive rights in Uganda: Interview with Allana Kembabazi

Uganda

Image Source: Report by Initiative for Social and Economic Rights on Monitoring the Right to HealthImage Source: Report by Initiative for Social and Economic Rights on Monitoring the Right to Health The Global Information Society Watch (GISWatch) 2016 focuses on economic, social, cultural rights (ESCRs) and the link it has to the internet.

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