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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 (FF 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 (FF 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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CSW58: Jan Moolman from APC explains centrality of media and ICTs in conversations about development

NEW YORK 17 March 2014 (Gender Links for APCNews)

As part of an NGO parallel event at CSW58, hosted by the Southern Africa Gender Protocol Alliance and Gender Links, Jan Moolman, Women’s Rights Programme project coordinator from APC, explains how important information and communication technologies and the media are in advancing gender equality and protecting women’s rights.

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Jac sm Kee on Take Back the Tech! @ CSW58: Access and control of technology is critical to advance on women´s rights

New York
The International Knowledge Network of Women in Politics spoke with Jac SM Kee, Manager of the Women's Rights Programme, Association for Progressive Communications at the event "ICTs and the Internet as Powerful Means in Advancing Women's Rights and Empowerment: Opportunities and Challenges" which took place in New York at the 58th UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW58).

APC welcomes NTIA announcement on transition of key internet domain name functions

JOHANNESBURG 15 March 2014 (APCNews)

APC welcomes the announcement made by the United States Commerce Department’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) of its ‘intent to transition key internet domain name functions to the global multi-stakeholder community.’

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APC welcomes NTIA announcement on transition of key internet domain name functions

15 March 2014
JOHANNESBURG 15 March 2014 (APCNews) -

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APC welcomes NTIA announcement on transition of key internet domain name functions

14 March 2014 – The Association for Progressive Communications (APC) welcomes the announcement made by the United States Commerce Department’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) of its ‘intent to transition key internet domain name functio

Join the People Links digital gathering to discuss technology-related violence against women

NEW YORK 14 March 2014 (AL for People Link)

Join us on Thursday 27 March to discuss technology-related violence against women and the tensions that exist between combating hate speech versus the right to freedom of expression with Erika Smith from APC’s Women’s Rights Programme.

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APC staff included in top internet women working on internet governance

After realising that such a thing didn’t exist, researcher Emily Taylor came up with her own list of top internet governance women. APC’s Joy Liddicoat, Valeria Betancourt, Jac sm Kee, and Mallory Knodel made it into the list.

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