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GISWatch 2015 – Sexual rights and the internet: Launching on 12 November!

2 November 2015 (Leila Nachawati Rego for APCNews)


How does the politics of sex and sexual rights activism take place online? How are generally accepted sexual identities, as well as marginalised sexualities, expressed, regulated and moralised on the internet? These are some of the questions that this year’s edition of the Global Information Society Watch report (GISWatch 2015) aims to respond to.

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APC at the 2015 IGF: Other events where APC is participating

Date and time: 
Nov 8 2015 - Nov 13 2015

Venue

Country: 
Brazil
Related projects: 
Internet Governance Forum (IGF)

PRE-EVENTS – 8 – 9 November 2015

iRights Lab Internet Governance workshop
Littoral Tambau Flat
APC as participant and trainer

PRE-EVENTS – 9 November 2015

Access Now Zero-Rating Event
09:00 – 16:00 | External Auditorium, Poeta Ronaldo Cunha Lima Conference Center

DAY 1 – 10 November 2015

Workshop: Can Internet rights and access goals be reconciled?
09:00 – 10:

APC at the 2015 IGF: Event coverage

30 October 2015 (APC for APCNews)

Follow APC at the 2015 IGF online

The Internet Governance Forum (IGF) is a multistakeholder policy dialogue space convened by the United Nations Secretary General in 2006 to “foster the sustainability, robustness, security, stability and development of the internet.” At APC, we have been involved in the IGF since its inception, using it as a time for our community to come together, share expe

APC at the 2015 IGF: Events hosted and co-organised by APC

Date and time: 
Nov 9 2015 - Nov 13 2015

Venue

Country: 
Brazil

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APC

PRE-EVENTS – 8 November 2015

Best Bits Pre-event

Organised by Best Bits, this meeting offers participants the opportunity to review the internet governance landscape, and to dive deep into a few selected key areas.

Storify in solidarity with Azza Soliman and other women human rights defenders targeted for speaking out against injustice

The thing about gaming

Lebanon

The thing about gaming is you can’t quite explain the immersiveness of it to non-gamers. And I speak not about mindless arcade games you play to pass the time (although I think time-passing on a screen is totally legit. Play on, Candy Crushers).

Stand in solidarity with Azza Soliman and other women human rights defenders targeted for speaking out against injustice!

The final hearing in the trial of Azza Soliman will take place on 24 October 2015.

Statement: Facts on #TakeBacktheTech

12 October 2015 (APC for APCNews)

The attack against APC and Take Back the Tech and efforts to hijack the #takebackthetech hashtag, which has involved people who self-associate with #Gamergate posting threats targeting members of our community and images that depict women being subjected to physical and sexual violence, illustrate how women’s and girls’ voices are silenced on social networking platforms by violent and sexist expression.

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Facts on #TakeBacktheTech

By APC (October 2015, APC )

Since Friday, 9 October 2015, a mounting online attack has been launched against the Twitter hashtag #TakeBacktheTech and associated initiatives. The attack against APC and Take Back the Tech and efforts to hijack the #takebackthetech hashtag, which has involved people who self-associate with #Gamergate posting threats targeting members of our community and images that depict women being subjected to physical and sexual violence, illustrate how women’s and girls’ voices are silenced on social networking platforms by violent and sexist expression.

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