Gender & ICTs
“End violence: Women’s rights and safety online” project country partner and coordinator in the Philippines, Lisa Garcia, attended the annual Stockholm Internet Forum (SIF) which took place in May 2014.
As a part of “our Take Back the Tech!
A new UN report discussed in Geneva on 25 June 2014, cites the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) and Bytes for All (B4A), Pakistan as leaders in working to protect freedom of expression online, strengthen the digital security of human rights defenders and end gender-based violence online.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
UN encourages community responses to online hatred in new report
APC and Bytes for All, leaders in promoting access and safe online spaces
A new UN report discussed in Geneva on 25 June 2014, cites the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) and By
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 Britney Fae Corpuz, a transwoman activist and member of Gender and Development Advocates Filipinas.
That’s what we’re asking Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. Promote transparency and safe spaces. Demand that social media take a stand. Join our campaign beginning 21 July to demand answers and action! Take back the tech!
On 21 June 2014, eight women human rights defenders were arrested for protesting peacefully against the Protest and Public Assembly Law in Heliopolis, Cairo, after being dispersed by the police using tear gas and bird shots. One detainee, Yara Sallam, is a long time APC partner.
APC’s Take Back the Tech! campaign was recognised with an honorary mention in the 2014 Prix Ars Electronica under the “Digital Communities” category. This category focuses on the wide-ranging social and artistic impact of internet technology and sheds light on the political and artistic potential of digital and networked systems.
Discourses on issues of safety are not new to feminists. Strategies to resist sexual harassment in the office, verbal abuse on the streets, physical violence in the home, shaming in social spaces and sexualised threats to women human rights defenders are continually being revisited and reworked.
During APC’s Global Meeting on Gender, Sexuality and the Internet, where we explored our collective understanding of what a feminist internet looks like, we asked participants to tell us their vision of a feminist internet. Watch the video!