Gender & ICTs

IGF 2012: Day two in room four

Prague

What I most value about the IGF is that thanks to its multi-stakeholder principle, it widens my perspective on pressing internet governance issues. However, all three sessions I attended on day two in room number four, while talking about human rights, failed to include women’s rights perspective.

Take Back the Tech! 16 days x 16 stories. Tell. Listen. Act

22 November 2012 (Take Back the Tech! for APCNews)

Take Back the Tech! From 25 Nov to 10 Dec, take part in the 16 days of activism and take control of technology to tell, listen and share transformative stories. Document, inspire, converse and collectively envision the end to violence against women.

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Democratic Republic of Congo: Violence is too costly for women and girls

KINSHASA 22 November 2012 (Si Jeunesse Savait)

As the world is about to celebrate 16 days of activism against gender-based violence, and following the taking of Goma and Sake, two cities in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo by the M23 rebels, the young feminist and congolese organisation Si Jeunesse Savait is concerned by recent developments in the situation, which echoes through the media.

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Landmark report on women’s rights on the internet

BUENOS AIRES 22 November 2012 (Dafne Sabanes Plou for APC WNSP)

Women may not have been an active part of policy-­making conversations when internet governance started, but the rapid pace of change online means they need to participate now to ensure that the future of the internet is shaped taking into account women’s rights. Read a report about “Women’s Rights on the Internet” on UNICEF’s The World We Want 2015 platform.

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Going visible: Women’s rights on the internet

By Women’s Rights Programme, Association for Progressive Communications (November 2012, Addressing inequalities - The Heart of the Post-2015 Development Agenda and the Future We Want for All - UN Women, UNICEF and United Nations )

Women may not have been an active part of policy-­making conversations when internet governance started, but the rapid pace of change online means they need to participate now to ensure that the future of the internet is shaped taking into account women’s rights. This paper was developed by the Women´s Rights Programme as part of the global thematic consultation “Addressing inequalities – The Heart of the Post-2015 Development Agenda and the Future We Want for All”.

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‘Feminist Cyborgs: Activism, Fundraising and Security Online’: register now for AFF and APC webinar

15 November 2012 (African Feminist Forum)

Registration is open to this webinar organised by the African Feminist Forum and the Association for Progressive Communications, taking place on Dec 3, 2012 1:00 PM GMT. It will examine the idea of the feminist cyborg, at home both online and offline, and her activism is reflected in her online life as well as in what she does offline.

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The violence stops with us. Take Back the Tech! starts this month

CUERNAVACA 15 November 2012 (ES for APCNews)

Tech-related violence against women and girls is increasing – but so are our stories of survival and strategies to make the internet a safe space for women. Join Take Back the Tech! this 25 November through 10 December to help end violence against women and girls online.

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For a feminist view on the IGF

BAKU 12 November 2012 (GenderIT.org)

The 7th Internet Governance Forum (IGF) just drew to a close. Many views and analyses were published, most of them adopting a technical point of view. If you are interested in a slightly different take on the world’s most important internet governance encounter, consider reading up on GenderIT.org’s reports on gender peripheries of the IGF

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Punishment Island, a documentary on disowned women and forgotten lands in Uganda

Punishment Island, a documentary on disowned women and forgotten lands, has started a crowdfunding campaign on Ulule. The mission is reach the target of 10.000 Euros within the end of the year.

Interview with Arzu Geybullayeva on the internet rights of women in Azerbaijan

Baku

Nighat Dad from Digital Rights Foundation, Pakistan speaks to Arzu Geybullayeva, a regional analyst and a blogger from Azerbaijan. Arzu’s areas of interest are regional politics, conflict resolution, and new social media.

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