APC hosts “open web” advocate for 2015 Ford-Mozilla fellowship

MONTREAL 2 July 2015 (Mallory Knodel for APCNews)

APC will host Andrea Del Río, a participant in the 2015 Open Web Fellows programme, which is an international leadership initiative by the Ford Foundation and Mozilla. For the next 10 months, Del Río will use her cutting-edge technology skills alongside APC policy experts to safeguard the internet as a global public resource.

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Facebook real name policy: the frustration!

South Africa

Facebook is a community where people use their authentic identities. Authentic defined by Facebook standards, of course.

Highlights of ICANN 53 in Argentina, June 2015

Talking about snowflakes on the iceberg

It is late spring of 2015 and we are sitting in one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, talking about a grave violation of women’s human rights: violence against women (VAW).

Internet Governance Forum 2014: Results from the Gender Report Card

22 June 2015 (APC)

Since 2011, APC’s Women’s Rights Programme has been compiling Gender Report Cards to monitor and assess the level of gender parity and inclusion at the IGF’s workshop sessions. Check out the results for 2014 IGF!

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Pulling apart the patriarchy: edition in commemoration of Heike Jensen

18 June 2015 ( for

This edition is in tribute to this amazing woman who contributed to our ability to question, interrogate and rebuild the institutions and architecture of the internet in more equitable ways. We hope that through this edition, readers will be driven not only to investigate Heike’s work more deeply, but also to engage in the deeper project of imagining, sharing and building an internet and a broader future without the shackles of patriarchy.

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Briefings on technology-related violence against women for the 29th Human Rights Council session

By APC WRP (June 2015, APC )

APC has developed a brief and a background document on technology-related violence against women to support our advocacy efforts at the 29th session of the Human Rights Council.

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APC's Oral Statement on Violence against Women at the UN Human Rights Council

17 June 2015 (APC for APCNews)

During the Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on violence against women at the 29th Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council, APC delivered an oral statement calling on all States to develop effective responses to technology-related violence against women as a matter of urgency as part of their existing obligations to uphold women’s human rights rights.

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A conversation with the team of women behind the “dragon animal spirit” website

4 June 2015 ( has a vibrant new face, and the people responsible for this renovated look and feel are the women who make up our website development team: visual designer Ezrena Marwan (Malaysia), and developers Liz Probert (England), Sam Marx (South Africa) and Sarah Escandor Tomas (Philippines). All of them are deeply committed to developing technology to meet women’s needs. Learn more about them, their impressions and feelings about the process, the challenges they faced and the results of the website facelift, through this conversation with the editorial team.

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3 June 2015 (

We have great news to share with you all! has a completely renovated face! turns 10 years old in 2015, and it was time for a change. The new design responds to what readers, writers and the team identified as necessary and desired changes in our look and feel.

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