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Why do the Feminist Principles of the Internet matter?

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I was shocked and terrified when I received the above comment in reply to my Facebook status. And it didn’t stop there. The person also sent me a private message on Facebook threatening to rape me. No, this was not a random person I befriended on Facebook.

Women's rights at the 2014 IGF

17 September 2014 (GenderIT.org for APCNews)

Over the years, APC’s Women’s Rights Programme (WRP) has actively participated at the Internet Governance Forum in order to raise questions, issues and linkages between feminism and the internet. The participation of gender advocates in this space has grown every year and this year’s WRP delegation included 23 feminist and queer activists from diverse countries, in addition to many feminist allies from across the four sectors of internet governance. Here is a list of gender and sexuality events that took place at the 2014 IGF in Turkey.

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Women Human Rights Defenders International Coalition alarmed at reports of violence against Leyla Yunus in prison

17 September 2014 (WHRD IC for APCNews)

The Women Human Rights Defenders International Coalition (WHRD IC), of which APC is a member, is alarmed at reports of violence against Leyla Yunus in prison. Yunus has been in jail since 30 July, when she was arrested on trumped-up charges of treason and other crimes. The WHRD IC requests the transfer of Yunus’s violent cellmate to another cell and an immediate and transparent investigation into the above-mentioned assault, as well as calling for Yunus’s immediate and unconditional release. The coalition is also demanding that she be urgently provided with any medical attention she may require.

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APC joins statement to Human Rights Council on protection of women human rights defenders

17 September 2014 (WHRD IC for APCNews)

APC and other member organisations of the Women Human Rights Defenders International Coalition sent a statement to the UN Human Rights Council’s 27th session to address the fact that women human rights defenders (WHRDs) are targeted for murder, kidnapping, torture, rape and harassment because of who they are and because of the work they do worldwide. As the Council strengthens its work on women generally, the statement notes the critical need to integrate analysis and reporting on WHRDs who demand protection, respect and fulfillment of all human rights.

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Statement from members of the WHRD IC to the Human Rights Council on its 27th Session

By Women Human Rights Defender International Coalition (September 2014, APC )

ISHR makes this statement on behalf of members of the Women Human Rights Defender International Coalition, an international network of women’s rights, human rights and sexual rights organizations. We address this simple fact: in the global North and South alike, women human rights defenders are targeted for murder, kidnapping, torture, rape, and harassment because of who we are and because of the work we do. As the Council strengthens its work on women generally, we note the critical need to integrate analysis and reporting on women human rights defenders who demand protection, respect and fulfillment of all human rights.

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Joint civil society statement on privacy in the digital age

15 September 2014 (APCNews)

APC endorses statement submitted by Human Rights Watch at the 27th Session of the UN Human Rights Council on 11 September 2014.

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A+ for profits, F for women's rights: Take Back the Tech! invites users to rate Facebook, Twitter and YouTube

11 September 2014 (Flavia Fascendini for APCNews)

What Are You Doing About Violence Against Women? We invite users to join our campaign to demand answers and action. Research developed by the APC Women’s Rights Programme on internet intermediaries mapped the corporate policies of Facebook, Twitter and YouTube to analyse each platform’s mechanism for identifying, reporting and rectifying incidents of harassment or VAW. These findings stress that while approaches to VAW differ between intermediaries, there are a number of overarching themes and trends.

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A+ for profits, F for women's rights: Take Back the Tech! campaign invites users to rate Facebook, Twitter and YouTube

11 September 2014
PERGAMINO 11 September 2014 () -

PRESS STATEMENT
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

What Are You Doing About Violence Against Women? We invite users to join our campaign to demand answers and action.

We need transparency and safety online. That’s why we are targeting the big three: Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

Thoughts on the 9th Internet Governance Forum

India

The 9th Internet Governance Forum (IGF) was held from September 2–5 this year in Istanbul, Turkey.

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