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


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 (

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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A conversation with the team of women behind the “dragon animal spirit” website

4 June 2015 ( has a vibrant new face, and the people responsible for this renovated look and feel are the women who make up our website development team: visual designer Ezrena Marwan (Malaysia), and developers Liz Probert (England), Sam Marx (South Africa) and Sarah Escandor Tomas (Philippines). All of them are deeply committed to developing technology to meet women’s needs. Learn more about them, their impressions and feelings about the process, the challenges they faced and the results of the website facelift, through this conversation with the editorial team.

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3 June 2015 (

We have great news to share with you all! has a completely renovated face! turns 10 years old in 2015, and it was time for a change. The new design responds to what readers, writers and the team identified as necessary and desired changes in our look and feel.

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New Media School by Kaos GL: "Gays and lesbians are changing the world by making news"


“New Media School” organized in May this year by Kaos GL, APC partner in the Sexual Rights Project, took place with the participation of over 20 reporter candidates from 14 different cities.

Take Back the Tech! and #OrangeDay together to end tech-related VAW

May 23: Femhack to occupy the internet!

21 May 2015 (Take Back the Tech!)

Campaigners, get ready to occupy the internet! On Saturday, May 23, Take Back the Tech! is joining women around the world for #FemHack, and we want you to amplify women’s voices and #imagineafeministinternet. Check here how to participate!

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Do you know about APC's Sexual Rights Project?

20 May 2015 (Flavia Fascendini for APCNews)

Since 2014, APC has been working with local partners in four countries to implement the Sexual Rights Project, aimed at building stronger relationships between the sexual rights and internet rights movements. The project’s goals are to support and deepen existing research on sex and technology, to increase understanding of how sexual rights, internet freedoms and democratisation are connected, and to advance these across the internet rights ecosystem. Learn more about the Sexual Rights Project!

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