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Joint Submission on Internet-related Human Rights Issues in Mexico
Joint Submission on Internet-related Human Rights Issues in Mexico 18 March 2013

Mexico is the most dangerous not-at-war country for the practice of journalism – it only follows Pakistan, Iraq and Somalia, all countries at war – the justice system and laws ignore when a communicator asks for help or when his/her remains, together with family, demand justice. Despite international recommendations, Mexico still does not have an official database disaggregated by sex nor considering the specificities women human rights defenders and women journalists face. The Special R...

Voices from digital spaces: Technology-related violence against women
Voices from digital spaces: Technology-related violence against women 19 April 2012

Drawing on findings from APC’s MDG3: Take Back the Tech! project with women’s rights organisations in twelve countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America, this paper explores the links between the internet, cell phones and violence against women and illustrates that technology related violence impacts women as seriously as other forms of violence. Read the executive summary .

Voices from digital spaces: Technology-related violence against women (Executive Summary)
Voices from digital spaces: Technology-related violence against women (Executive Summary) 19 April 2012

Drawing on findings from APC’s MDG3: Take Back the Tech!i project with women’s rights organisations in twelve countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America, this paper explores the links between the internet, cell phones and violence against women and illustrates that technology related violence impacts women as seriously as other forms of violence.

Most influential Twitterati in Pakistan include 5 working to end violence against women
Most influential Twitterati in Pakistan include 5 working to end violence against women 22 July 2011

The Express Tribune has named 5 Take Back the Tech! campaigners as among the most influential “Twitterati” in Pakistan. Thanks to the MDG3 funding, these women are using ICTs to raise the visibility of violence against women on and offline.

Irresponsible Pakistani media and authorities violates rape victim's privacy
Irresponsible Pakistani media and authorities violates rape victim's privacy 21 December 2010

One women was raped and another beaten in Pakistan. Both electronic media and law enforcing agencies, rather than respecting the survivors’ privacy, publicly identified them by their names and gave irrelevant information about them (that they were returning from a ‘dance party’ at 2:00 am), reinforcing the ‘she asked for it’ mindset. The rape survivor withdrew her case. Read the open...

Occupying Streets to Reclaim Online Spaces - Zimbabwe
Occupying Streets to Reclaim Online Spaces - Zimbabwe 08 December 2010

Women’sNet invites you to a day filled with activities to reclaim Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) back by occupying Miriam Makeba Street in Newton, Zimbabwe to demonstrate that online spaces need to be transformed, too. This is to demonstrate that in as much as we are reclaiming other spaces, online spaces need to be transformed too. The day’s actions include blogging, SMS...

Take Back the Tech! fund winner trains women in ICT skills in Uganda
Take Back the Tech! fund winner trains women in ICT skills in Uganda 29 November 2010

“I used to think that computers are only for those people who are educated and are in big offices in Kampala but today I have realized that I can also use a computer,” said Kintu Solome, who received training in ICT skills at a workshop led by APC partner Isis WICCE in Uganda 15-19 November. Isis-WICCE was awarded a small grant from APC Women’s Networking Support Programme’s (WNSP) Ta...

Malaysian women explore how ICTs can help end violence against women
Malaysian women explore how ICTs can help end violence against women 29 November 2010

From stop-animation to digital recordings and interactive websites; discussions about abortion and reproductive rights to government legislation regarding violence against women; women and their organisations will learn to use ICTs in order to prevent the spread of violence against women. Five innovative projects that work with women and ICTs will receive funding through the APC women’s prog...

Culture is no excuse for violence:Take Back the Tech! partners with Violence is Not Our Culture
Culture is no excuse for violence:Take Back the Tech! partners with Violence is Not Our Culture 28 November 2010

Take Back The Tech! partners with the “Violence is Not our Culture” global campaign to mark this year’s International Day on Women Human Rights Defenders and the 16 Days of Activism to End Violence Against Women (VAW) . On 29 November 2010, we join hands in solidarity and call for all of our campaigners and allies in different parts of the world to support the work of women human rights ...

How Technology is Being Used to Perpetrate Violence Against Women – And to Fight it
How Technology is Being Used to Perpetrate Violence Against Women – And to Fight it 18 November 2010

This briefing relies on new research into how new technologies are being used by abusers and by women fighting back. The cases were uncovered in research commissioned by the APC in 12 developing countries.