Gender & ICTs
APC’s “Take Back the Tech!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
What are you doing about violence against women? That’s what we are asking Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
Does the internet make the realisation of economic, social, cultural rights a stronger possibility, especially for women and gender nonconforming people? This is the question that our edition on ESC rights and the internet seeks to answer.
The non-territorial, transborder Internet has overlaid layers of complexity to the human rights debate.
Concern with the role Facebook may or may not have played in swaying the outcome of the U.S.
The Global Information Society Watch report last year (GISWatch) dealt explicitly with internet and sexual rights, and this year the report examines the “link between economic, social, cultural (ESC) rights and the
“It is a revolutionary act to take control of our voices and the technology to speak of our own lives,” says Jennifer Radloff in this article for GenderIT.org, in which she explains the methodology, the process, and the importance of digital storytelling. For the full stories, visit our new digital storytelling platform at stories.apc.org!
"We see and value the transformative potential of the internet": Jac sm Kee received the Stieg Larsson Award 2016
Stieg Larsson, the author of the Millennium Trilogy, tirelessly fought against racism and misogyny, and for freedom of speech. A fight based on a simple idea: that everyone has the right to be themselves.
This edition brings to us the voices from the campaigns scattered across the world, from the Democratic Republic of Congo to Canada, Bosnia and Herzegovina to India. The editorial written by Sara Baker who has led the campaign for almost 4 years now points to the shift that has taken place recently, and how online VAW is being acknowledged as a problem in mainstream news, included as an offence in the laws of several countries.