#WhatAreYouDoingAboutVAW campaign: Social media accountability

On 21 July, Take Back the Tech! began a campaign demanding to know what Facebook, Twitter and YouTube are doing about violence against women on their sites.

The IACHR hosts thematic hearing on internet and human rights

BUENOS AIRES 29 September 2014 (VB for APCNews)

The Center for Studies on Freedom of Expression and Access to Information, Derechos Digitales, Karisma Foundation, the Association for Progressive Communications, the Center for Technology and Society of the Getulio Vargas Foundation, and the Association for Civil Rights will participate in a thematic hearing on the impact of the internet in the defense and exercise of human rights before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights. The audience will take place in Washington, DC, during the 153th Period of Sessions, the 28th of October.

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Hands off my internet! Abortion stigmas - accessing and controlling information on reproductive rights

Accessing information on the internet about abortion services and reproductive health empowers women and girls! In many situations, the internet is the only means to access critical information on fundamental rights and freedoms and the right to health.

Celebrating women in ICT at APNIC 38

Since APNIC 32, APNIC Conferences have been showcasing some of the inspirational women we have in our technical community through the Women in ICT event.

Global Information Society Watch 2014 - Communications surveillance in the digital age

By Various (August 2014, APC and Hivos )

This Global Information Society Watch tracks the state of communications surveillance in 59 countries across the world – countries as diverse as Hungary, India, Argentina, The Gambia, Lebanon and the United Kingdom. Each country report approaches the issue from a different perspective.

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Why do the Feminist Principles of the Internet matter?

Indonesia

I was shocked and terrified when I received the above comment in reply to my Facebook status. And it didn’t stop there. The person also sent me a private message on Facebook threatening to rape me. No, this was not a random person I befriended on Facebook.

Press - what people say about APC-201409-19812

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September 2014
United States
Jack Linshi
TIME
http://time.com/3387979/twitter-youtube-facebook-user-abuse/

Report Gives Facebook, Twitter, YouTube an ‘F’ in Handling Harassment

Facebook, Twitter and YouTube have come under fire for not taking online violence against women seriously according to a new report.

The Association for Progressive Communications’ Women’s Rights Program mapped each social media platform’s policy

Facebook, Twitter and YouTube have come under fire for not taking online violence against women seriously according to a new report.

Press - what people say about APC-201409-19811

Date: 
September 2014
United States
Caitlin Dewey
The Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-intersect/wp/2014/09/16/new-report-slams-twitter-facebook-and-youtube-for-secrecy-around-harassment-of-women-online/

New report slams Twitter, Facebook and YouTube for secrecy around harassment of women online

Major American tech companies regularly publish “transparency” statistics on things such as how many items they take down for copyright violations and how often the government requests user data.

But according to a scathin

Major American tech companies regularly publish “transparency” statistics on things such as how many items they take down for copyright violations and how often the government requests user data.

A+ for profits, F for women's rights: Take Back the Tech! invites users to rate Facebook, Twitter and YouTube

11 September 2014 (Flavia Fascendini for APCNews)

What Are You Doing About Violence Against Women? We invite users to join our campaign to demand answers and action. Research developed by the APC Women’s Rights Programme on internet intermediaries mapped the corporate policies of Facebook, Twitter and YouTube to analyse each platform’s mechanism for identifying, reporting and rectifying incidents of harassment or VAW. These findings stress that while approaches to VAW differ between intermediaries, there are a number of overarching themes and trends.

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A+ for profits, F for women's rights: Take Back the Tech! campaign invites users to rate Facebook, Twitter and YouTube

11 September 2014
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PRESS STATEMENT
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

What Are You Doing About Violence Against Women? We invite users to join our campaign to demand answers and action.

We need transparency and safety online. That’s why we are targeting the big three: Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

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