Gender & ICTs

Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women urges Cambodian government to use ICTs for women's rights

4 November 2013 (APCNews)

Ms Chim Manavy, Executive Director of APC member organisation Open Institute in Cambodia, joined the 56th session of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) as a civil society observer for her country. This is the first time that ICTs have been mentioned in the CEDAW Concluding Observation for Cambodia.

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Vote for the Philippines Take Back the Tech! campaign video

This video production is part of 16 days x 16 stories of Take Back the Tech campaign produced by Foundation for Media Alternatives (FMA) in 2012

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IGF 2013: How does gender intersect with internet governance?

25 October 2013 (Nadine Moawad for

The IGF has taken constructive steps to integrate gender equality into its space, processes and issues. Increasing the understanding of gender and internet specific concerns within the internet governance framework and debates is part of the Women’s Rights Programme agenda, and for this purpose this graphic synthesizes the main aspects of the intersection mentioned.

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Miss Internet Bali: A huge step back for gender equality on internet governance

PRESS RELEASE: Report calls for safer internet for women's and girls' rights

BALI 23 October 2013 (AL for APCNews)

This year’s edition of GISWatch, launched today at the eighth IGF in Bali, shows that gains in women’s rights made online are not always certain or stable. While access to the internet for women has increased their participation in the social, economic and governance spheres, there is another side to these opportunities: online harassment, cyberstalking and violence against women online, all of which are on the rise globally.

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Report calls for safer internet for women's and girls' rights

23 October 2013
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Report calls for safer internet for women’s and girls’ rights

A new report released today by the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) and the Humanist Institute for Cooperation with Developing Countries (Hivos) explores women’s rights and gender through the lens of information and communications technologies (ICTs).

Okvir and Foundation OneWorldSEE: We all have Responsibilities in the Fight for Freedom

21 October 2013 (Dejan Georgievski for OneWorldSEE)

On 11 October 2013, the press conference organised by the Okvir Association and the APC member Foundation OneWorld Platform for Southeast Europe to mark the International Coming Out Day was forcefully interrupted by a group of young men. However, the fight for freedom, security, visibility and right of LGBTIQA persons is permanent and we all have responsibility to take that fight and report, process and sanction hate-crimes.

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18 October 2013 (Flavia Fascendini for

The theme for this year’s IGF is “Building Bridges – Enhancing Multi-stakeholder Cooperation for Growth and Sustainable Development.” The team will be working on- and off-site to bring everything related to gender and ICT policy from the gender peripheries at the IGF. And we invite you to be a part of it!

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