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It's 2016 and Facebook is still terrified of women's nipples

India

Republished with permission from Feminism in IndiaRepublished with permission from Feminism in India

Time and again, Facebook proves to be that Uncle who keeps telling you your skirt is too short, but keeps a stack of highly sexualized and objectifying images of women in his folder.

Facebook and I have had a difficult relationship when it came to women’s bodies, e

The (mobile) games women play

India

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While I was growing up in the sleepy town of Pune, many teenage girls made the most of their first cell phones by sending coy, flirty texts to their boyfriends and making plans about which Café Coffee Day to hang out at afte

Groundbreaking report on the shrinking spaces for online freedom of assembly and association in Pakistan

11 January 2017 (APC for Bytes for All, Pakistan)

Pakistan has launched a new report that focuses on local and international advocacy initiatives to improve Pakistan’s compliance with international human rights law and practices in relation to freedom of assembly and association online.

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Shrinking Spaces: Online Freedom of Assembly and of Association in Pakistan

By Bytes for All, Pakistan (January 2017, APC )

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"Not ready to wait": Freedom of expression and religion

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Written submission to the Human Rights Councils' 32nd session: State of internet rights in India, Malaysia and Pakistan

By Association for Progressive Communications (APC), Bytes for All, Pakistan (B4A), Digital Empowerment Foundation (DEF) and EMPOWER (June 2016, APC )
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DEF India: Victory for the unconnected; zero rating blocked in India

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IRHR & UPR Advocacy Workshop For Human Rights Organisations

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IRHR & UPR Advocacy Workshop For Human Rights Organisations

Digital Empowerment Foundation (DEF), India project partner of APC-IMPACT is working to promote and protect human rights online in India. The main objective of the project is to strengthen the protection of Human Rights; as guaranteed in various national and international mechanisms, in the digital space.

IRHR & UPR Advocacy Workshop For Human Rights Organisations

Digital Empowerment Foundation (DEF), India project partner of APC-IMPACT is working to promote and protect human rights online in India. The main objective of the project is to strengthen the protection of Human Rights; as guaranteed in various national and international mechanisms, in the digital space.

India needs to improve the right to freedom of online expression: report

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India needs to improve the right to freedom of online expression, according to recommendations of a report by the Digital Empowerment Foundation. The report, titled Limited Access Restricting Expression, and released on Thursday, also makes a case for expansion of quality Internet access and last mile connectivity in both urban and rural India.

Internet Rights Are Human Rights training workshops roll out in India, Malaysia and Pakistan

3 November 2015 (APCNews)

In India, Malaysia and Pakistan, technology-related human rights violations are commonplace, yet few human rights defenders and civil society organisations have the capacity to identify and respond to technology-related human rights violations. The APC-IMPACT project is using the Internet Rights Are Human Rights curriculum to provide human rights defenders with knowledge, tools, networks and support to respond to these violations, and to communicate more safely online.

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