VAW that is committed, abetted or aggravated through the use of ICTs and in online spaces are part of the continuum of violence

Since 2006, cyberstalking, online harassment, image manipulation and privacy violations have increasingly become part of intimate-partner violence and sexual harassment, compromising women and girls’ safety online and offline in many countries.

EROTICS India: meet the participants

Bringing together sexual rights activists, women’s groups and internet activists, the first EROTICS India workshop – organised by Point of View, APC (Association for Progressive Communications) and the Internet Democracy Project – explored the relationship between sexual rights activism, sexuality, and the Internet.

Bytes for All receives Avon Global Communications Award for local Take Back the Tech! campaign

ISLAMABAD 8 March 2013 (Bytes for All)

The Take Back the Tech! local campaign developed by APC member Bytes for All, Pakistan won the “innovative campaign award” from the Avon Foundation. B4A says they will continue to work on strengthening women’s use of technology to raise awareness and combat violence against women in Pakistan.

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An EROTICS call: Survey on internet regulation and sexual rights

PERGAMINO 7 March 2013 (FF for APCNews)

Are you member of a non-governmental or a community-based organisation? Are you an academic or a researcher? Do you work within networks or coalitions? Are you an independent blogger? If you are a sexuality rights activist and you use the internet in your work, this call is for you.

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APC at the Commission on the Status of Women in New York

PERGAMINO 27 February 2013 (FF for APCNews)

The fifty-seventh session of the Commission on the Status of Women will take place at United Nations Headquarters in New York from 4 to 15 March 2013 under the theme “Elimination and prevention of all forms of violence against women and girls.” The APC Women’s Rights Programme has a full agenda at the event as part of its advocacy efforts supporting women’s and internet rights.

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EROTICS India: Networking on regulation of sexuality and the internet

DELHI 26 February 2013 (Caroline Tagny for APCNews)

APC, in partnership with Point of View and the Internet Democracy Project, is conducting a workshop in Delhi, India, from 25 – 28 February 2013. More than 20 sexual and internet rights organisations are discussing ways to resist content regulation and increasing their knowledge of online security and privacy.

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Pakistan: The “Access Is My Right” Campaign

Pakistani Internet rights NGO Bytes for All has started an online campaign about internet filtering and online censorship.

Global Information Society Watch 2012

By Various (January 2013, APC/Hivos )

GISWatch 2012 explores how the internet is being used to ensure transparency and accountability, the challenges that civil society activists face in fighting corruption, and when the internet fails as an enabler of a transparent and fair society.

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Women's rights and safety online: project partners granted to strengthen national work

14 February 2013 (FF for APCNews)

Colnodo, KICTANet, and Foundation for Media Alternatives, all APC members and partners in the project “End violence: Women’s rights and safety online” were recognised with additional funding to support elements of their work focusing on the promotion of women’s rights and safety online.

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Recognition of connections between gender-based violence, poverty, and development

Cambodia

Ms. Chim Manavy, Executive Director of the Open Institute spoke about gender-based violence (GBV) and how there is a strong connection between violence against women (VAW), poverty and development.

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