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New edition of Security in-a-Box: Challenges faced by women human rights defenders and sexual rights activists

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Tactical Tech, Frontline and APC are working on a new edition of Security in-a-Box, which will focus explicitly on the particular challenges faced by women human rights defenders (WHRDs) and, more importantly, ways in which these challenges can be overcome.

This new edition will include an

Submission to the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights on the right to privacy in the digital age

By APC, Privacy International, Access, EFF, Article 19, Human Rights Watch and the WWW Foundation (April 2014, Privacy International )
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Deadline extended: Nominations open for global award to recognise projects promoting FLOSS

MONTREAL 31 March 2014 (APCNews)

The APC Chris Nicol FLOSS Prize recognises initiatives that are making it easy for people to start using free/libre and open source software (FLOSS). Individual or group nominations for the prize will be collected until 8 May 2014 at midnight UTC.

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Global Meeting on Gender, Sexuality and the Internet

Location: 
Port Dickson, Malaysia
Date and time: 
Apr 11 2014 - 9:00am - Apr 17 2014 - 5:00pm

APC’s Women’s Rights and Communications and Information Policy Programmes work to explore and promote a queer and feminist analysis of the practice and governance of internet technology.

Web We Want 2014 small grants: Apply now

JOHANNESBURG 26 March 2014 (Web We Want)

The Web We Want campaign, which supports global, national, and regional efforts to make the web universal, free, and open, has launched its second round of small grants in two categories: Rapid Response grants (open and rolling) and Web 25 Year of Action grants (deadline: 7 April 2014).

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Director of APC member Bytes for All – Pakistan recognised in digital advocacy

NEW YORK 26 March 2014 (APCNews)

APC joins the international community in congratulating member and friend Shahzad Ahmad on his recent Doughty Street Advocacy Award, and is proud to stand with Ahmad in the fight for freedom of expression wherever it is threatened.

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Nominations open for global award to recognise projects promoting FLOSS

26 March 2014
MONTREAL 26 March 2014 () -

 APCChris Nicol. Photo: APCNote: Deadline has been extended to 8 May.

The APC Chris Nicol FLOSS Prize recognises initiatives that are making it easy for people to start using free/libre and open source software (FLOSS).

CSW58: Conclusions point to digital gender gap as impediment to exercise of human rights

PERGAMINO 25 March 2014 (Flavia Fascendini for APCNews)

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.

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Leading up to the Beijing Review: Strategising for Section J

NEW YORK 19 March 2014 (Isis International)

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.

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LAC countries submit position letter on CSW58 agreed conclusions

PERGAMINO 19 March 2014 (Flavia Fascendini for APCNews)

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.

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