APC is mobilising for the 10th annual Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in João Pessoa, Brazil on 10–13 November 2015. Leading and participating in workshops and side events and prompting dialogue around internet rights, public access and digital privacy, APC will play a key role in influencing internet governance around the world. This page is your go-to resource.
Gender and the internet - Unpacking principles for responding to technology-related violence against women
When: Monday, 9 November 2015, 10:00 am -12:30 pm
Where: Workshop Room 8
Organiser: Association for Progressive Communications
While there has been increasing recognition of how technology-related violence against women impacts on women’s ability to access and benefit from the internet and other ICTs, there remains no broad agreement about how best to prevent and respond to this.
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 that this year’s edition of the Global Information Society Watch report (GISWatch 2015) aims to respond to.
PRE-EVENTS – 8 – 9 November 2015
iRights Lab Internet Governance workshop
Littoral Tambau Flat
APC as participant and trainer
PRE-EVENTS – 9 November 2015
Access Now Zero-Rating Event
09:00 – 16:00 | External Auditorium, Poeta Ronaldo Cunha Lima Conference Center
DAY 1 – 10 November 2015
Workshop: Can Internet rights and access goals be reconciled?
09:00 – 10:
Follow APC at the 2015 IGF online
The Internet Governance Forum (IGF) is a multistakeholder policy dialogue space convened by the United Nations Secretary General in 2006 to “foster the sustainability, robustness, security, stability and development of the internet.” At APC, we have been involved in the IGF since its inception, using it as a time for our community to come together, share expe
PRE-EVENTS – 8 November 2015
Best Bits Pre-event
Organised by Best Bits, this meeting offers participants the opportunity to review the internet governance landscape, and to dive deep into a few selected key areas.
Storify in solidarity with Azza Soliman and other women human rights defenders targeted for speaking out against injustice
The thing about gaming is you can’t quite explain the immersiveness of it to non-gamers. And I speak not about mindless arcade games you play to pass the time (although I think time-passing on a screen is totally legit. Play on, Candy Crushers).
Stand in solidarity with Azza Soliman and other women human rights defenders targeted for speaking out against injustice!
The final hearing in the trial of Azza Soliman will take place on 24 October 2015.
The attack against APC and Take Back the Tech and efforts to hijack the #takebackthetech hashtag, which has involved people who self-associate with #Gamergate posting threats targeting members of our community and images that depict women being subjected to physical and sexual violence, illustrate how women’s and girls’ voices are silenced on social networking platforms by violent and sexist expression.