Gender & ICTs

Gender Based Violence Project from Cambodia receives nomination for UN-based Award in Sri Lanka

12 August 2013 (World Summit Award)

Gender Based Violence project, implemented by the Open Institute, APC member in Cambodia, is nominated by an international jury of ICT experts to enter the next round of the 2013 World Summit Award (WSA) in the “e-Inclusion and Empowerment” category.

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Tweets for Women: Reflections on Challenging Misogyny Online

Digital feminist activists have been following closely a campaign to demand clearer and more effective Twitter policies on sexually violent tweets.

The internet is an important public sphere for advancement of sexual rights

7 August 2013 (Flavia Fascendini for APCNews)

Has the internet become an indispensable tool for feminist and LGBTQI advocacy? How savvy are sexual rights activists in handling the legal and technical issues that come along when they use the internet? How do they negotiate online threats and restrictions? Activists from around the world addressed these and other questions through a global online survey.

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Tweetup on #OrangeDay and say NO to violence against women & girls in cyberspace

Violence against women & girls is perpetrated in various ways online. At the same time, technology can offer critical tools to access services and to fight against VAW & girls.

Is cyberspace a safe space for women and girls?

Winnipeg, Canada

Today is #orangeday, a monthly campaign to raise global awareness on issues relevant to preventing and ending violence against women and girls.

Sex on the internet: GenderIT.org covers sexual agency and rights, networking, safety online

25 July 2013 (Flavia Fascendini for GenderIT.org)

The latest GenderIT edition draws on the groundbreaking survey of APC’s EROTICS project and probes specific realities in different countries, including the value of the internet in sexual rights advocacy, online challenges faced by sexual rights activists and the role of network building in resisting online threats and content regulation.

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July 25th is #orangeday: Take action for safer online spaces for women and girls

PERGAMINO 23 July 2013 (Flavia Fascendini for APCNews)

APC’s Take Back the Tech! campaign joins the UN Secretary-General’s UNiTE to End Violence against Women campaign, which in July is dedicated to promoting “Cyber Space as Safe Space for Women and Girls.” Join the action!

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Gender-based violence in Congo-Brazzaville: APC News interviews Sylvie Niombo

JOHANNESBURG 15 July 2013 (APC Nouvelles)

APC News interviews Sylvie Niombo of AZUR Développement about the Africatti project whose objective is to hold governments accountable for the fight against gender-based violence. Niombo describes the lack of policies on gender-based violence in Congo-Brazzaville and its effect on access by women to justice for gender-based violence.

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Women’s rights and threats to online freedom: reflections from the Freedom Online Conference 17 to 18 June 2013

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From 17 to 18 June 2013 I took part in the conference on online freedom known as Freedom Online. This conference, carrying the same name of the coalition behind it, highlighted the continent in which it was hosted.

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