violence against women

“Yes, this happened to me”: Making progress toward recognition of technology related violence

7 May 2013 (Flavia Fascendini for APCNews)

APC and its seven country partners have achieved milestones after their first year of work on the project “End violence: Women’s rights and safety online.” APCNews interviewed Jan Moolman, project coordinator, about the main highlights of this first year and the challenges and expectations for the year ahead.

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Agreed conclusions in CSW 57th include violence against women and ICT

26 March 2013 (Flavia Fascendini for GenderIT.org)

The 57th Commission on the Status of Women took place from 4 to 15 March 2013 at United Nations Headquarters under the theme “Elimination and prevention of all forms of violence against women and girls.” Setting a milestone for internet and women’s rights, this year’s conclusions include a paragraph on violence against women related to information and communication technologies.

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Gendered abuse online

So you’ve got proper online security, strong passwords, and great software all good to go. But are there other kinds of threats you may face online? What about abuse, verbal violence and harassment that no firewall or plug-in can prevent?

‘I faced sexual harassment and it was published in [a prominent newspaper], and then it was put up on the internet.

Bytes for All receives Avon Global Communications Award for local Take Back the Tech! campaign

ISLAMABAD 8 March 2013 (Bytes for All)

The Take Back the Tech! local campaign developed by APC member Bytes for All, Pakistan won the “innovative campaign award” from the Avon Foundation. B4A says they will continue to work on strengthening women’s use of technology to raise awareness and combat violence against women in Pakistan.

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APC at the Commission on the Status of Women in New York

PERGAMINO 27 February 2013 (Flavia Fascendini for APCNews)

The fifty-seventh session of the Commission on the Status of Women will take place at United Nations Headquarters in New York from 4 to 15 March 2013 under the theme “Elimination and prevention of all forms of violence against women and girls.” The APC Women’s Rights Programme has a full agenda at the event as part of its advocacy efforts supporting women’s and internet rights.

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Women's rights and safety online: project partners granted to strengthen national work

14 February 2013 (Flavia Fascendini for APCNews)

Colnodo, KICTANet, and Foundation for Media Alternatives, all APC members and partners in the project “End violence: Women’s rights and safety online” were recognised with additional funding to support elements of their work focusing on the promotion of women’s rights and safety online.

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Instead of Cybercrime provisions, Gabriela pushes for revised law on violence against women

28 January 2013 (Jul Mar Esteban for Philippine Collegian)

Representatives of women’s party-list group Gabriela are pushing for amendments to the Anti-Violence Against Women and Children Act as an alternative to the Anti-Cybercrime Law’s provisions on “cyber” violence against women in Philippines.

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Recognition of connections between gender-based violence, poverty, and development

Cambodia

Ms. Chim Manavy, Executive Director of the Open Institute spoke about gender-based violence (GBV) and how there is a strong connection between violence against women (VAW), poverty and development.

A woman’s applause for social media

Pakistan

‘You need to put your story out there’, she said. And I wondered why.

After a harassment incident at the workplace that pressured me to resign, this was the advice my friend gave me. She urged me to write about it and hand it over to the social media.

With my cynicism with being social, and my disbelief for our media, I was skeptical.

Digital World 2012: stories to end violence against women

20 December 2012 (ES for GenderIT.org)

The Digital World 2012 – Knowledge to Prosperity conference in Dhaka, Bangladesh 6-8 December was an amazing mashup of private sector, government and civil society united in their interest in ICT for development. As coordinator of APC’s End violence: Women’s rights and safety online project, Jan Moolman presented Take Back the Tech! in a session spotlighting tech-related violence against women.

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