APC’s “Take Back the Tech!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
What are you doing about violence against women? That’s what we are asking Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
It’s been an eventful November!
Comments on the Draft Outcome Document of the United Nations General Assembly’s Overall Review of the Implementation of WSIS Outcomes
The Association for Progressive Communications (APC), an international network of 70 (47 organisational and 23 individual) members in 46 countries whose goal is to mobilise information and communication technologies (ICTs) for social justice and sustainable development, welcomes the content of the 4 November 2015 draft of the WSIS+10 Review outcome document. We have compiled the following proposals which we believe will strengthen
the final document.
The 2015 Global Information Society Watch brings stories on the politics of sex and sexual rights online from 52 countries worldwide. This GenderIT.org edition draws on and highlights the stories published there, ranging from the challenges and possibilities that the internet offers to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer communities, to female genital mutilation, the right to legal abortions, to the rights of sex workers, criminalization of sexual expressions or sex education in schools.
Internet Governance Forum: The right to protest online
In the digital age, protests are no longer limited to assemblies and gatherings in physical spaces but are increasingly taking place, in whole or in part, online.
At the Association for Progressive Communications’ (APC) 25th anniversary celebration held on 12 November in João Pessoa, Brazil, APC announced Carlos Afonso as the winner of the 2015 Betinho Prize.
[img_assist|nid=21313|title=APC Betinho Communications prize, 12 November 2015.
At the Association for Progressive Communication’s (APC) 25th anniversary celebrations held on 12 November in Joao Pessoa, Brazil, APC announced Carlos Afonso as the winner of the 2015 Betinho Prize. In a standing ovation, the prize was handed over by Anriette Esterhuyssen, APC’s executive director, and Edie Farwell, APC’s first coordinator and executive director.
How does the politics of sex and sexual rights activism take place online? How are generally accepted sexual identities, as well as marginalised sexualities, expressed, regulated and moralised on the internet? These are some of the questions addressed by the latest edition of the “Global Information Society Watch report (GISWatch), launched at the Internet Governance Forum.
It’s good news to know that more women are actively joining internet governance discussions and that they are starting to take steps so that women’s rights activists and their movement include internet governance issues in their agenda.