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12 Mar 2015 APCNews
The Association for Progressive Communications Women’s Rights Programme (APC WRP) has organised the panel Ending violence against women online: Effective responses to promote women’s rights and safety to be held on Friday 13 March at 10:30 AM at the Armenian Convention Center, New York, as a side event at the 59th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW). At this panel, we will present the final findings of the From impunity to justice: Exploring corporate and legal remedies for technology-related...
11 Mar 2015 APCNews
PERGAMINO, Argentina, 6 March 2015 – The APC Women’s Rights Programme will be actively participating at the 59th session of the Commission on the Status of Women in New York from 9-20 March, 2015. The main focus of the session will be on the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, including current challenges that affect its implementation and the achievement of gender equality and the empowerment of women. The Commission will undertake a review of progress made in the implementation of the Beijing...
13 Nov 2014 APCNews
Capacity and expertise in internet governance in Africa will take another step forward with the second annual African School on Internet Governance (AfriSIG), taking place on 21-25 November 2014 in Mauritius. The school, which has received an overwhelming response – 650 applicants, of which 45 have been selected – aims at building knowledge of internet governance institutions and processes, engaging people from governments, civil society, business and the technical and academic communities, shaping internet...
23 Sep 2014
JOINT PRESS STATEMENT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Rome, September 23 , 2014) – Far-reaching political and social reforms are essential to confront the root causes of extremism in Iraq, Iraqi and international human rights groups said today in a joint statement. On November 3rd, Iraq will undergo a formal review of its human rights obligations by the UN Human Rights Council. Since its first examination under the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) in 2010, the human rights situation in Iraq has deteriorated...
11 Sep 2014
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. We want them to take a clear stand on violence against women (VAW) in their terms of service and to engage with civil society in order to create safer platforms. Through mapping activities and research, many cases from all over the world...
03 Sep 2014
On 1 September 2014, APC launched the “Feminist Principles of the Internet” at the Sexual Rights Pre-Event of the 2014 Internet Governance Forum in Istanbul, Turkey. The document, which invites feedback and comments from different stakeholders, comprises 15 principles that assert feminist views on positions related to internet and communication rights. “It is our inalienable right to choose, express, and experiment with our diverse sexualities on the internet. Anonymity enables this,” reads Principle #12. The...
02 Sep 2014
MEDIA ADVISORY FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Istanbul, 1 September 2014) Since 2006, APC has been a key player in creating a space for civil society in internet policy making. The ninth Internet Governance Forum kicks off on 2 September in Istanbul, Turkey. For four days, people around the globe will discuss everything related to how the internet runs– from who makes decisions, what works, what doesn’t, and how things can be better. Organising and participating in workshops, side events with partners, decision...
29 Aug 2014 APCNews
Global Information Society Watch 2014 book launch at Internet Governance Forum A ground breaking report on mass surveillance will be released at the Internet Governance Forum in Istanbul, Turkey on 4 September 2014. The latest edition of the Global Information Society Watch (GISWatch) reveals the complicity of both states and corporations in communications surveillance, with reviews on the state of surveillance in 57 countries and reports on key human rights, legal and technological issues at stake. GISWatch is...
19 Aug 2014
MEDIA RELEASE 18 August 2014 Access to information, and libraries, play a critical role in supporting development. To advance this position, IFLA has today launched the Lyon Declaration on Access to Information and Development outlining the need for access to information to be recognised in the United Nations post-2015 development framework. The framework will succeed the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and set the agenda for development for the next decade. The Lyon Declaration calls on Member States of...
21 Jul 2014 Take Back the Tech!
PRESS STATEMENT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE What are you doing about violence against women? That’s what we are asking Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. We invite users to join the campaign beginning 21 July to demand answers and action. Women visit social media sites more often than men and spend more time on them. Women send more tweets and share more posts. Women drive content, advertising and engagement, but by simply showing up on these platforms, they also face violence, with little support on the part of...

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