The APC Women’s Rights Programme was present at the 58th session of the Commission on the Status of Women, which took place in New York on 10-21 March 2014. This year’s priority theme was “Challenges and achievements in the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals for women and girls”. Women’s and girls’ access to and participation in education, training, science and technology, and the promotion of women’s equal access to full employment and decent work, were also on the meeting agenda.
A strategising meeting for Beijing Platform for Action Section J was held on 13 March during this year’s CSW 58. The meeting was attended by representatives of APC, Isis International, Women and Media Collective, and Search for Common Ground, to plan for Beijing+20, emphasising Section J concerns, particularly the use of all media and ICTs to be seen as an issue that cuts across all the 12 critical areas of concern in the Beijing Platform.
The position of Latin American and Caribbean countries on the CSW58 agreed conclusions emphasises the inseparable link that exists between human rights and development. The signing organisations, which include APC, also express concern over the non-incorporation of the human rights of women in the agreed conclusions and the elimination of references to sexual and reproductive rights.
CSW58: Jan Moolman from APC explains centrality of media and ICTs in conversations about development
As part of an NGO parallel event at CSW58, hosted by the Southern Africa Gender Protocol Alliance and Gender Links, Jan Moolman, Women’s Rights Programme project coordinator from APC, explains how important information and communication technologies and the media are in advancing gender equality and protecting women’s rights.
Jac sm Kee on Take Back the Tech! @ CSW58: Access and control of technology is critical to advance on women´s rights
APC welcomes the announcement made by the United States Commerce Department’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) of its ‘intent to transition key internet domain name functions to the global multi-stakeholder community.’
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APC welcomes NTIA announcement on transition of key internet domain name functions
14 March 2014 – The Association for Progressive Communications (APC) welcomes the announcement made by the United States Commerce Department’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) of its ‘intent to transition key internet domain name functio
Join us on Thursday 27 March to discuss technology-related violence against women and the tensions that exist between combating hate speech versus the right to freedom of expression with Erika Smith from APC’s Women’s Rights Programme.
After realising that such a thing didn’t exist, researcher Emily Taylor came up with her own list of top internet governance women. APC’s Joy Liddicoat, Valeria Betancourt, Jac sm Kee, and Mallory Knodel made it into the list.
AWID, in collaboration with members of the Women Human Rights Defenders International Coalition, has developed this publication in an effort to assess the various mechanisms developed to provide protection to WHRDs at risk, including initiatives developed by national governments and regional and international human rights bodies. The publication includes a specific section addressing digital security and freedom of expression issues.