Leading up to the Beijing Review: Strategising for Section J

NEW YORK 19 March 2014 (Isis International)

A strategising meeting for Beijing Platform for Action Section J was held on 13 March during this year’s CSW 58. The meeting was attended by representatives of APC, Isis International, Women and Media Collective, and Search for Common Ground, to plan for Beijing+20, emphasising Section J concerns, particularly the use of all media and ICTs to be seen as an issue that cuts across all the 12 critical areas of concern in the Beijing Platform.

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LAC countries submit position letter on CSW58 agreed conclusions

PERGAMINO 19 March 2014 (FF for APCNews)

The position of Latin American and Caribbean countries on the CSW58 agreed conclusions emphasises the inseparable link that exists between human rights and development. The signing organisations, which include APC, also express concern over the non-incorporation of the human rights of women in the agreed conclusions and the elimination of references to sexual and reproductive rights.

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The Video-For-Change Africa Network is Born!

South Africa

Last week, video for change activists convened at the University of Cape Town in South Africa to share and learn from one another on how video is being used to create social change in East and Southern Africa.

Jac sm Kee on Take Back the Tech! @ CSW58: Access and control of technology is critical to advance on women´s rights

New York
The International Knowledge Network of Women in Politics spoke with Jac SM Kee, Manager of the Women's Rights Programme, Association for Progressive Communications at the event "ICTs and the Internet as Powerful Means in Advancing Women's Rights and Empowerment: Opportunities and Challenges" which took place in New York at the 58th UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW58).

Decoding India’s Proposed Online Porn Ban – II

This is the third in a series of posts reporting on the day-long “Tangled, Like Wool” meeting held in New Delhi in January 2014.

While the publication and transmission of online pornography is already an offence in India, “two 2013 petiti

Global Information Society Watch 2013 - Women's rights, gender and ICTs

By Various (December 2013, APC and Hivos )

GISWatch 2013 shows that gains in women’s rights made online are not always certain or stable. While access to the internet for women has increased their participation in the social, economic and governance spheres, there is there is another side to these opportunities: online harassment, cyberstalking, and violence against women online all of which are on the increase globally. This GISWatch is a call to action, to the increased participation of women in all forms of technological governance and development, and to a reaffirmation and strengthening of their rights online.

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Women Weave the Web: Digital inclusion and empowerment campaign

Want to learn more about the Women Weave the Web Campaign? You’ve come to the right place! Take a look at this page to get answers to all of the questions you may have about Wold Pulse’s Digital Action Campaign.

Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill – a great blow to internet freedom

One month after Nigeria’s president signed into law a harsh law criminalising sexual minorities, Uganda has followed suit by signing it’s own “anti-gay”, as dubbed by the media, bill.

Internet intermediary liability: Towards evidence-based policy and regulatory reform to ensure free expression and access to information on the internet

Location: 
The Wedgwood, 74A Second Avenue, Melville, Johannesburg 2092
Date and time: 
Feb 10 2014 - 9:00am - Feb 11 2014 - 2:00pm

APC is hosting a workshop on “Internet intermediary liability: towards evidence-based policy and regulatory reform to ensure free expression and access to information on the internet” in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Initiative for an African Declaration on Internet Rights co-organised by Global Partners and APC

Location: 
The Wedgwood, 75A Second Avenue, Melville, Johannesburg, South Africa
Date and time: 
Feb 12 2014 - 9:00am - Feb 13 2014 - 6:00pm

The Internet is having a tremendous impact on freedom of expression and other human rights across the African continent, offering social, political and economic opportunities. But as a highly complex and fast-changing environment, the Internet also brings with it its own challenges. In Africa, many of these challenges are playing out in a unique way.

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