Asia

APC members meet in South Africa to craft a collaborative future
APC members meet in South Africa to craft a collaborative future 15 August 2017

Getting all of our members together is a celebration of the work we have done and the work still ahead. After our last members meeting in Barcelona, Spain, in 2014, the APC network is meeting again from 17 to 19 August in Ithala, South Africa.

EMPOWER Malaysia
EMPOWER Malaysia 03 August 2017

EMPOWER is a Malaysian human rights group working towards a society where there is equality and a thriving democracy that respects diversity. They focus on women's leadership, participation and human rights.

What do women’s rights have to do with the SDGs and the internet?
What do women’s rights have to do with the SDGs and the internet? 02 August 2017

Women are not a homogenous group and our access to technology is also affected by a number of other factors such as age, class, caste, race, ethnicity, income, culture, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, abilities, urban or rural locality, etc.

Feminist Internet eXchange in Bangkok
Feminist Internet eXchange in Bangkok 27 July 2017

Some feminist lovers of the internet and the Association for Progressive Communications are organising a Feminist Internet eXchange pop-up in Bangkok on 31 July 2017, following the 2017 Asia Pacific Regional Internet Governance Forum.

COCONET: Southeast Asia Digital Rights Camp to take place in Indonesia
COCONET: Southeast Asia Digital Rights Camp to take place in Indonesia 14 July 2017

COCONET, named after the coconut plant that is widely grown and used in the Southeast Asian region, also means Connecting Communities and Networks, as it aims to enhance regional networking and to build collaborations with organisations  that can help expand and popularise digital rights issues.

Philippines in the Universal Periodic Review: Misrepresentations and myopic responses
Philippines in the Universal Periodic Review: Misrepresentations and myopic responses 11 July 2017

This year, the Philippines is undergoing its third Universal Periodic Review (UPR) before the UN Human Rights Committee. The Foundation for Media Alternatives (FMA) submitted a UPR stakeholder report on the state of digital rights in the Philippines together with APC.

National human rights institutions in digital spaces
National human rights institutions in digital spaces 10 July 2017

This paper was developed by APC in response to the call for submissions on the role of national human rights institutions in Southeast Asia in protecting human rights by the Asia Centre. It addresses the ways ICTs and the internet create new spaces where NHRIs can improve the way they function.

Human rights and the internet: The key role of National Human Rights Institutions in protecting human rights in the digital age
Human rights and the internet: The key role of National Human Rights Institutions in protecting human rights in the digital age 21 June 2017

What can National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) do to uphold and promote internet rights? We extend an invitation to National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) to be part of a worldwide movement that seeks to respect, protect and promote human rights in the digital age.

Point of View wins Laadli Media Award: “An encouragement to keep fighting for gender equality”
Point of View wins Laadli Media Award: “An encouragement to keep fighting for gender equality” 14 June 2017

APC member in India Point of View is this year’s winner of the South Asian Laadli Media Award for its Deep Dives project, a digital imprint specialising in in-depth storytelling. The award celebrates gender-sensitive journalism and the promotion of a more positive image of women in society.

Japleen Pasricha
Japleen Pasricha 31 May 2017

Japleen smashes the patriarchy for a living. Founder & Editor-in-chief of Feminism in India, she is a feminist activist based in New Delhi, India. She is a writer, educator, campaigner and researcher. She has vast experience in digital media and online publishing. Her interest lies in women’s studies, global feminism, gender, sexuality, VAW, SRHR, feminist praxis and internet as a space. ...