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.

Ushahidi: an important tool to keep track of gender based violence incidence

16 January 2013 (Open Institute)

Four training sessions on the use of Ushahidi and collecting data on gender-based violence took place on December 2012 under the Spider project lead by APC member in Cambodia Open Institute. The training was attended by 108 commune/sangkat councilors and members of commune/sangkat committees in charge of women and children from different Cambodian provinces.

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A woman’s applause for social media

Pakistan

‘You need to put your story out there’, she said. And I wondered why.

After a harassment incident at the workplace that pressured me to resign, this was the advice my friend gave me. She urged me to write about it and hand it over to the social media.

With my cynicism with being social, and my disbelief for our media, I was skeptical.

Post-WCIT civil society statement: A way forward

RIO DE JANEIRO 14 December 2012 (APCNews)

At a recent civil society workshop in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, co-organised by APC with Global Partners, NUPEF Institute and the Fundação Getulio Vargas, groups from the region looked beyond the World Conference on International Telecommunications in Dubai (WCIT) and outlined the following positive principles for constructive multi-stakeholder dialogue.

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Congo: Government response on domestic violence under the spotlight

7 December 2012 (FF for APCNews)

The recently launched online mapping platform developed by the Association for Progressive Communications in partnership with APC member AZUR Developpement under the Africatti project, will contribute to holding the Congo government accountable on domestic violence in a country where serious incidents of gender based violence and human rights violations take place.

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Online and offline sex worker rights are human rights

6 December 2012 (FD for APCNews)

APC’s Connect Your Rights campaign is teaming up with the global campaign Take Back The Tech – fighting violence against women – on its 12th day of action (from 16). We are offering three stories to make the case for urgent action on sex worker rights, online and offline. Read more and be sure to sign our petition.

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Activism, fundraising and security online: facets of the feminist cyborg

4 December 2012 (FF for APCNews)

A webinar hosted by the African Feminist Forum and the Association for Progressive Communications addressed issues such as security online, activism and fundraising as relevant aspects for the empowerment of the feminist cyborg.

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