An open letter of thanks to AWID

This was my first time at an AWID Forum. By the end of the conference it was clear that that I am a woman. Strong, determined, beautiful and powerful.

Feminist politics of freedom of speech - Reflections on session in AWID 2016

Grafitti in Mostar, Bosnia.Grafitti in Mostar, Bosnia.We all know feminism and the world do not go hand-in-hand on many things, especially if trying to address violence against women in the virtual world.

[COLUMN] Labour, sustainability, resilience: Gender, ICTs and climate change

Artwork courtesy of Flavia FascendiniArtwork courtesy of Flavia Fascendini_This article is part of a series of GenderIT.org columns. Four columnists, two in English and two in Spanish, will open up topics and themes that we want to learn more about.

APC's Jac sm Kee awarded the 2016 Stieg Larsson Prize

19 October 2016 (APC)

The 2016 Stieg Larsson Prize is awarded to Malaysian feminist activist and APC Women’s Rights Programme manager Jac sm Kee, for her struggle for women’s right to a free online environment and for an open and equal information society based on the potential of the internet.

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Inside the Information Society: Internet governance needs African experience of African issues

London [17 October 2016]

AfriSIG 2016AfriSIG 2016 *_Each week David Souter comments on an important issue for APC members and others concerned about the Information Society.

Africa discusses regional and global internet governance

DURBAN 14 October 2016 (APC for APCNews)

APC, members and partners are playing a key role in three exciting events happening in Durban, South Africa: the African Gender and Internet Governance eXchange, the African School on Internet Governance and the African Internet Governance Forum.

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New GenderIT.org edition! Fortitude and change in AWID Forum 2016

12 October 2016 (GenderIT.org)

In this special edition, GenderIT.org shares the experiences and reflections on the recent AWID Forum, in which a large group of women from APC Women’s Rights Programme and partners from different countries and regions, participated enthusiastically. This year’s AWID Forum showed that the feminist movement keeps growing stronger worldwide, and is committed to a politics of diversity and inclusion.

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Inside the Information Society: Meeting the climate challenges of ICTs

London [10 October 2016]

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

Social Media Exchange (SMEX)

Social Media Exchange (SMEX) is a registered Lebanese NGO that works to advance self-regulating information societies in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). Their work encompasses media development programs as well as Internet policy research and digital rights advocacy in support of more accessible, participatory, and just enabling environments for civil society across the MENA region. While they engage globally, Lebanon is their home, making Arab society and culture their primary context for action.

Topic areas of expertise:
  • Freedom of expression

Contact

Tel: +961 71 190 310 (Lebanon) / +1 202 999 2813 (USA)

Rhizomática

Rhizomática works as a bridge between the potential users of the technology and the engineers and developers of these efforts to ensure the technology is deployed and appropriate for use in the developing world. Their mission is to increase access to mobile telecommunications to the over 2 billion people without affordable coverage and the 700 million with none at all. Through efforts in Mexico and Nigeria, they use new information and communication technologies, especially mobile telephony, to facilitate development and community organization in the developing world.

Their approach combines regulatory reform, decentralization, community involvement, and the application of new technologies to connect people and communities to services proven to increase access to information, development and, ultimately, quality of life.

Topic areas of expertise:
  • Access to information,
  • Cultural & linguistic diversity

Contact

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