Gender & ICTs

Ending violence online – focus on women's rights and safety online

JOHANNESBURG 21 September 2012 (APC)

Technology-related violence against women is increasing at an alarming rate – yet it expresses itself differently around the world. A new initiative by APC Women is helping women create safe and secure environments online in 7 different countries in Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America. Find out more….

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Digital Storytelling as a Feminist Practice

BREMEN 13 September 2012 (Sigrid Kannengießer for GenderIT.org)

Digital storytelling provides a powerful way of using information and communication technologies to empower marginalised women. Digital stories are produced and distributed by digital media. In digital storytelling workshops, marginalized women and women’s rights activists develop a forum to tell their stories and share their experiences by producing short films about themselves.

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Digital Storytelling as a Feminist Practice

Germany

Digital storytelling provides a powerful way of using information and communication technologies to empower marginalised women. Digital stories are produced and distributed by digital media.

GEM practitioners participate in research on technology and social change

Two GEM practitioners participated in a research on internet access of local people using internet cafes and public kiosks in neighborhoods and popular sectors in Chile, Argentina and Peru.

APC announces new project: “End violence: women's rights and safety online”

BUENOS AIRES 11 July 2012 (Dafne Sabanes Plou for APC)

APC starts a new project “End violence: women’s rights and safety online” based on experience and knowledge gathered in past years. What shows, and organisations providing support services to victims of violence have indicated, is that for evidence-building to be effective, a better system for documenting technology-related violations is needed.

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Flash mob Korean style

SEOUL

In Seoul for the Asia Europe Foundation’s Informal Meeting on Human Rights, looking at human rights and ICTs, I made a few extra-curricular stops – it was hard not to, when just outside our hotel is an ongoing protest about labour rights…

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UN Human Rights Council holds first-ever discussion on Women Human Rights Defenders

The 20th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council convened a 3-hour panel on 26 June on Women Human Rights Defenders as part of its annual full-day discussion on women’s human rights.

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