Pulling apart the patriarchy: GenderIT.org edition in commemoration of Heike Jensen

18 June 2015 (GenderIT.org for GenderIT.org)

This edition is in tribute to this amazing woman who contributed to our ability to question, interrogate and rebuild the institutions and architecture of the internet in more equitable ways. We hope that through this edition, readers will be driven not only to investigate Heike’s work more deeply, but also to engage in the deeper project of imagining, sharing and building an internet and a broader future without the shackles of patriarchy.

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HRC29: Freedom of expression and association is deteriorating in Malaysia

GENEVA 18 June 2015 (APCNews)

At the Human Rights Council, Persatuan Kesedaran Komuniti Selangor (EMPOWER) and the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) delivered a joint statement calling for urgent attention to the deteriorating situation in Malaysia with regards to the rights to freedom of expression and association.

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HRC29: Encryption and anonymity are key for people who face discrimination and persecution based on their sexual orientation and gender identity

GENEVA 17 June 2015 (APC for APCNews)

APC together with the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission and the International Lesbian and Gay Association delivered a joint statement highlighting the importance of encryption and anonymity for people who face discrimination and persecution based on their sexual orientation and gender identity.

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APC's Oral Statement on Violence against Women at the UN Human Rights Council

17 June 2015 (APC for APCNews)

During the Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on violence against women at the 29th Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council, APC delivered an oral statement calling on all States to develop effective responses to technology-related violence against women as a matter of urgency as part of their existing obligations to uphold women’s human rights rights.

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Civil society tells the UN Human Rights Council: "Promote strong encryption and anonymity"

GENEVA 17 June 2015 (APC for APCNews)

APC has joined 26 NGOs in welcoming the report of the UN Special Rapporteur on freedom of opinion and expression on the use of encryption and anonymity in digital communication, which was presented to the Human Rights Council.

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Gender and Internet Governance eXchange happening in Macau, Asia

15 June 2015 (APCNews)

To start off our series of Gender and Internet Governance eXchanges (gigX), APC in collaboration with an APC member in the Philippines, the Foundation for Media Alternatives, will hold a 2-day event on the 29 and 30 June 2015. Between 10 to 15 women’s rights, internet rights and sexual rights advocates from the region will exchange knowledge on the intersections of women’s rights and internet governance, just prior to the Asia Pacific Regional Internet Governance Forum.

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Human Rights Council #HRC29: What is at stake for internet rights?

GENEVA 15 June 2015 (Deborah Brown and Shawna Finnegan (APC) and Deniz D. Aydin (Access) for APCNews)

The 29th session of the Human Rights Council is taking place from 15 June to 3 July in Geneva. Internet rights will be prominent on the Council’s agenda, with the release of a number of reports relating to the internet, including a new report on encryption and anonymity by the UN Special Rapporteur on freedom of opinion and expression.

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APC letter to the President of the UN General Assembly on the World Summit on the Information Society Ten-year Review (WSIS+10)

13 June 2015 (APC for APCNews)


The goal of people-centred information societies can only be achieved through constant adherence to the principle of inclusive participation. This is why meaningful participation of all stakeholders is so important in the ten-year review and in furthering the WSIS vision beyond 2015.

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Open Institute from Cambodia strengthening the capacity of young women’s leadership network

Cambodia

Challenges of YW/GLHIV in group discussion of partner engagement. Source: OIChallenges of YW/GLHIV in group discussion of partner engagement. Source: OIThe common advocacy message of young women and girls living with HIV (YW/GLHIV) and lesbian, bisexuals and transgender (LBT) groups in Battambang province is to stop all forms of discrimination against YW/GLHIV and LBTs.

Philippines: Exploring technology-related violence against women and children

10 June 2015 (GenderIT.org)

We’re back! – with the second edition highlighting APC’s project “End violence: Women’s rights and safety online” and this time round, we’ll look at the Philippines. Based on research carried out by Foundation for Media Alternatives, we look at cases ranging from celebrity sex videos to child pornography, and draw attention to various socio-economic realities in the Philippines.

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