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Inside the Information Society: A short history of the Internet

London [24 October 2016]

Image © David Souter (unamended re-use by others permitted with full accreditation to David Souter)Image © David Souter (unamended re-use by others permitted with full accreditation to David Souter)*_Each week David Souter comments on an important issue for APC members and others concerned about the Information Society.

APC's new subgranting programme benefits 18 members in 2016

19 October 2016 (Chat Garcia Ramilo for APCNews)

APC’s new subgranting programme awarded a total of USD 267,918 to support its members in achieving APC’s vision. Eighteen member organisations were recipients of 20 grants, 12 of which are project grants of up to USD 20,000 each, while the other eight are research and campaign grants of up to USD 5,000 each.

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Tools for movement builders: ICT Toolkit and We Rise – Just Associates

“We want movements that are effective, resilient, visible and safe.”

Just Associates facilitated two events at the AWID Forum to launch new and innovative resources contributing to creative and engaged feminist movement building based on the experiences and “living movement building stories” of women’s rights activis

The backbone of our thirsty complicities: from internet hiccups to collective synapsis at AWID 2016

Attribution TeleGeography’s Telecom ResourcesAttribution TeleGeography’s Telecom ResourcesGot internet? That was probably one of the most asked questions that underlined the whole AWID Forum this year in Bahia (Brazil).

Public. Autonomous. Anonymous. Group. Sexting. At AWID 2016. Oh yeah!

“Welcome to the Feminist Internet eXchange Hub! Make sure you come back tonight for some group sexting – public, autonomous, anonymous, group sexting!” we called to women as they stumbled in to explore our feminist internet exchange space at AWID Feminist Futures Forum: Building Collective Power for Rights and Justice.

We can't do it alone: Connections at AWID 2016

There was something malevolent in the inequality, and now I knew it. It acted in the depths, it dug deeper than money.” – Elena Ferrante, The Story of the Lost Child

Drum beats resound around the ‘country’ that I come from.

An open letter of thanks to AWID

This was my first time at an AWID Forum. By the end of the conference it was clear that that I am a woman. Strong, determined, beautiful and powerful.

Feminist politics of freedom of speech - Reflections on session in AWID 2016

Grafitti in Mostar, Bosnia.Grafitti in Mostar, Bosnia.We all know feminism and the world do not go hand-in-hand on many things, especially if trying to address violence against women in the virtual world.

[COLUMN] Labour, sustainability, resilience: Gender, ICTs and climate change

Artwork courtesy of Flavia FascendiniArtwork courtesy of Flavia Fascendini_This article is part of a series of GenderIT.org columns. Four columnists, two in English and two in Spanish, will open up topics and themes that we want to learn more about.

APC's Jac sm Kee awarded the 2016 Stieg Larsson Prize

19 October 2016 (APC)

The 2016 Stieg Larsson Prize is awarded to Malaysian feminist activist and APC Women’s Rights Programme manager Jac sm Kee, for her struggle for women’s right to a free online environment and for an open and equal information society based on the potential of the internet.

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