violence against women

Special Rapporteur on violence against women calls to prioritise online violence against women

15 July 2016 (Flavia Fascendini for APCNews)

In her first report to the Human Rights Council on its 32nd session, the new Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences, Dubravka Šimonović, outlines thematic priorities for her mandate, including “online violence against women as a new challenge”.

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Virtual reality pornography and tech-related violence against women: To boldly go have sex where no one has done it before!


Imagine a woman standing naked while a few dozen cameras take pictures of every inch of her body, including pictures of her sexual organs, her facial expressions and her sexual identity.

Take Back the Tech! and #OrangeDay together to end tech-related VAW

Good questions on technology-related violence

By Namita Malhotra for APC's "End violence: Women's rights and safety online" project (January 2015, APC )

Between April 2013 and June 2014, the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) carried out its multi-country research exploring the adequacy and effectiveness of domestic legal remedies and corporate policies/redress mechanisms to address the issue of technology-related violence against women (VAW). This paper written by Namita Malhotra draws heavily on the final research reports from that project.

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End violence: Most significant change story from Pakistan

8 September 2014 (Gul Bukhari from Bytes for All for APCNews)

The APC End violence: Women’s rights and safety online project is changing women’s lives. We wanted to offer a closer, more personal look at individual women whose lives have been significantly impacted by the initiative. This week, we share the story of Urooj Zia, a woman living in Karachi, Pakistan, who started the platform Laalteyn after learning through digital training by Bytes for All how ICTs could be used to help adult survivors of abuse.

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Nairobi: Policy consultation workshop on technology-related violence against women


Women leaders are expressing concerns over the skyrocketing cases of sexual and gender based violence (SGBV) globally.

APC launches collaborative initiative to protect, promote and defend sexual rights online

Winnipeg, Canada

From April 12th – 17th, APC’s Women’s Rights and Communications Information Policy programmes will bring together activists working in the sexual rights movement and internet rights movement to a global dialogue on Gender, Sexuality and

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 brings debate on sexual rights, online hate speech and violence against women to RightsCon

PERGAMINO 27 February 2014 (Flavia Fascendini for APCNews)

APC staff members and partners will be attending the third RightsCon, organised by Access, to be held in California on 3-5 March. APC will sponsor a lightning talk on sexual rights and online hate speech and the roundtable session “Ending violence against women online: Everyone’s responsibility and no one’s liability?.” Click to download the programme in PDF format .

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Follow-up to Beijing: APC Women's Rights Programme at CSW58

NEW YORK 26 February 2014 (Flavia Fascendini for APCNews)

The APC Women’s Rights Programme will be present at the 58th session of the Commission on the Status of Women, which will take place in New York on 10-21 March 2014. This year’s priority theme is “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, will also be on the agenda.

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