Gender & ICTs

APC joins statement to Human Rights Council on protection of women human rights defenders

17 September 2014 (WHRD IC for APCNews)

APC and other member organisations of the Women Human Rights Defenders International Coalition sent a statement to the UN Human Rights Council’s 27th session to address the fact that women human rights defenders (WHRDs) are targeted for murder, kidnapping, torture, rape and harassment because of who they are and because of the work they do worldwide. As the Council strengthens its work on women generally, the statement notes the critical need to integrate analysis and reporting on WHRDs who demand protection, respect and fulfillment of all human rights.

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Statement from members of the WHRD IC to the Human Rights Council on its 27th Session

By Women Human Rights Defender International Coalition (September 2014, APC )

ISHR makes this statement on behalf of members of the Women Human Rights Defender International Coalition, an international network of women’s rights, human rights and sexual rights organizations. We address this simple fact: in the global North and South alike, women human rights defenders are targeted for murder, kidnapping, torture, rape, and harassment because of who we are and because of the work we do. As the Council strengthens its work on women generally, we note the critical need to integrate analysis and reporting on women human rights defenders who demand protection, respect and fulfillment of all human rights.

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A+ for profits, F for women's rights: Take Back the Tech! invites users to rate Facebook, Twitter and YouTube

11 September 2014 (Flavia Fascendini for APCNews)

What Are You Doing About Violence Against Women? We invite users to join our campaign to demand answers and action. Research developed by the APC Women’s Rights Programme on internet intermediaries mapped the corporate policies of Facebook, Twitter and YouTube to analyse each platform’s mechanism for identifying, reporting and rectifying incidents of harassment or VAW. These findings stress that while approaches to VAW differ between intermediaries, there are a number of overarching themes and trends.

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A+ for profits, F for women's rights: Take Back the Tech! campaign invites users to rate Facebook, Twitter and YouTube

11 September 2014
PERGAMINO 11 September 2014 () -

PRESS STATEMENT
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

What Are You Doing About Violence Against Women? We invite users to join our campaign to demand answers and action.

We need transparency and safety online. That’s why we are targeting the big three: Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

Feminist Principles of the Internet

By APC (September 2014, APC )

Over three days, the participants discussed and debated intersections of gender, sexuality, and the internet – not only as a tool – but as a new public space. In thinking through these issues, the participants at the meeting developed a set of 15 feminist principles of the internet. These are designed to be an evolving document that informs our work on gender and technology, as well as influences our policy-making discussions when it comes to internet governance.

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End violence: Most significant change story from Pakistan

8 September 2014 (Gul Bukhari from Bytes for All for APCNews)

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 Urooj Zia, a woman living in Karachi, Pakistan, who started the platform Laalteyn after learning through digital training by Bytes for All how ICTs could be used to help adult survivors of abuse.

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Nairobi: Policy consultation workshop on technology-related violence against women

Kenya

Women leaders are expressing concerns over the skyrocketing cases of sexual and gender based violence (SGBV) globally.

Why internet rights matter for Africa(ns)

When I found myself suddenly having to care for and look after my new born child alone, I panicked. I panicked because I had never done this before and the ten minute tutorial on washing and feeding my infant that the nurse gave me at the hospital was lacking in many ways.

APC launches "Feminist Principles of the Internet" at 2014 Internet Governance Forum

ISTANBUL 3 September 2014 (Nadine Moawad for APCNews)

On 1 September 2014, APC launched the “Feminist Principles of the Internet” at the Sexual Rights Pre-Event of the 2014 Internet Governance Forum in Istanbul, Turkey.

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APC launches "Feminist Principles of the Internet" at 2014 Internet Governance Forum

3 September 2014
ISTANBUL 3 September 2014 () -

On 1 September 2014, APC launched the “Feminist Principles of the Internet” at the Sexual Rights Pre-Event of the 2014 Internet Governance Forum in Istanbul, Turkey.

The document, which invites feedback and comments from different stakeholders, comprises 15 principles that assert feminist views on positions related to internet and communication rights.

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