gender and ICTs

A place for all: On being diverse and inclusive @RightsCon
A place for all: On being diverse and inclusive @RightsCon 27 April 2017

There were countless reasons for a young, Malaysian feminist, internet rights activist, to be excited about RightsCon Brussels.

I want to be a Pokémon master
I want to be a Pokémon master 17 April 2017

I am AkiConterR and my companion is a “Pidgeotto” who I call “Pid”. I belong to Team Mystic; I am on level 7 and I have 53 Pokémons (72, actually, but some of them I transferred). Together we roam through Aguascalientes to fulfil my aim of becoming a Pokémon master

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.

Why the internet is feminist issue
Why the internet is feminist issue 17 April 2012

The internet allows women to access critical information, enables them to make decisions about their selves, lives and bodies, and to exercise autonomy and self-determination. Follow the APC WNSP and @genderITorg at the Association for Women’s Rights in Development (AWID) forum in Istanbul: #ftxawid to learn more about how the internet is a feminist issue.

Gender Evaluation Methodology (GEM): new video and site launch
Gender Evaluation Methodology (GEM): new video and site launch 08 February 2012

The APC has been refining its Gender Evaluation Metholodolgy (GEM) since it was first elaborated in 2001. GEM can help you determine whether your project or initiative is really improving the lives of women and promoting positive change in the community you are working in.

Hot issues on gender and the Internet Governance Forum: Newsletter out!
Hot issues on gender and the Internet Governance Forum: Newsletter out! 18 October 2011

Gender Centred, the GenderIT.org thematic bulletin from APC Women, focuses on topical gender and ICT policy themes. Our last newsletter edition highlights the gender peripheries of the Sixth Internet Governance Forum that took place in Nairobi, Kenya from 27-30 September 2011.

Gender studies centre and women’s rights guide book launched in Cambodia
Gender studies centre and women’s rights guide book launched in Cambodia 27 March 2011

An unprecedented achievement for the study and prevention of further violence against women in Cambodia was announced last month with the opening of a Women and Gender Studies Centre in the capital city Phnom Penh.

First online petition by Pakistan development sector: Lobbies govt on violence against women
First online petition by Pakistan development sector: Lobbies govt on violence against women 13 February 2011

Women survivors of domestic violence in Pakistan have long endured twofold abuse – not only at home but by a government that does not protect them. In 2009 there was hope the government would step up to protect women from domestic violence – the National Assembly passed the Domestic Violence (Prevention and Protection) Bill, but the bill expired after the Senate failed to pass it. However,...

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.