AWID and the Women Human Rights Defenders International Coalition are re-launching “Our right to safety: Women human rights defenders' holistic approach to protection”

This publication provides a reflection on the complex situations of women defenders who face threats and violations as a result of their work defending human rights.

The investigation asserts that both the violence experienced by women human rights defenders, as well as the impact that such aggressions have on their li

Pakistan: Reclaiming freedom of expression to end impunity

Pakistan

Bytes for All, Pakistan organized a candlelight vigil in solidarity with the global IFEX End Impunity campaign, and the #TakeBackTheTech campaign.

Over 50 civil society members and passerbys gathered to express support to the torchbearers of freedom of expression in Pakistan such as journalists and human rights defende

WOUGNET set to launch GISWatch report from a gender perspective

Uganda

WOUGNET will be launching her national report on communications surveillance in the digital age with a gender perspective as part of the National Global Society Information watch 2014.

Take Back the Tech! campaign Storify: Violence silences: Document. Challenge. Reclaim our right to expression

APC's Women's Rights Programme statement: Forwarding violence is violence

20 November 2014 (APC WRP for APCNews)

The Association for Progressive Communications Women’s Rights Programme rejects and condemns systemic, technology-related violence against women in all its expressions. The case of Rehtaeh Parsons, a 17-year-old girl from Nova Scotia who killed herself in April 2013, is yet another tragic story alongside those of Amanda Todd and Jessica Laney, two young women who also took their own lives because not only were they sexually assaulted, but the crimes against them were documented and widely disseminated, resulting in aggravated and repeated harm.

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Join today IGNITE: Women Fueling Science and Technology campaign to end the gender gap in technology

New York

Join us and add your voice to Global Fund for Women’s online petition, co-presented with UN Women, calling for governments and the United Nations to take action to end the gender gap in technology to advance women’s rights.

Violence silences: Document. Challenge. Reclaim our right to expression

12 November 2014 (Take Back the Tech! for APCNews)

How do you challenge existing inequalities by speaking up? When you voice your thoughts, do you face threats and abuse? How is violence used to disrupt solidarity and collective action where you are? How do you fight back? This year’s Take Back the Tech! campaign invites you to help us reframe the conversation about violence against women as a violation of our fundamental human right to freedom of expression. Get involved!

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Take Back the Tech! campaign wins ITU award for gender equality in tech

PERGAMINO 28 October 2014 (Flavia Fascendini for APCNews)

APC’s Take Back the Tech! campaign was globally acclaimed for its “efforts to reduce threats online and building women’s confidence and security in the use of ICTs,” winning first place on this first edition of the prize from over 360 nominations and 37 finalists from more than 70 countries.

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How technology informs my activism: A conversation with gender and technology activists in Barcelona

BARCELONA 27 October 2014 (Flavia Fascendini for GenderIT.org)

Interviewed during the APC Member Meeting in Barcelona, Spain, gender and technology activists Anne Roth, Hilary Goldstein, Marie Githini, and Sarah Marland, talked about how technology informs their activism and what turns them on about technology.

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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

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