Gender & ICTs

Virtual reality pornography and tech-related violence against women: To boldly go have sex where no one has done it before!


Imagine a woman standing naked while a few dozen cameras take pictures of every inch of her body, including pictures of her sexual organs, her facial expressions and her sexual identity.

Global Information Society Watch 2015: Sexual rights and the internet

By Various (November 2015, APC and Hivos )

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A conversation with the Womanity Award Finalists: How ICT's can help prevent violence against women

Design for a feminist internet (PDF)

MONTREAL 17 March 2016 (Mallory Knodel for APCNews)

The Feminist Principles of the Internet is a document that articulates feminist analysis around crucial tech­‐related topics such as privacy, data, anonymity, online violence, and access. We are looking for a graphic designer to inspire our ongoing campaign.

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Balancing rights and interests: Best practices to counter online abuse and violence

11 March 2016 (Flavia Fascendini for

The IGF Best Practice Forum on Online Abuse and Gender-Based Violence Against Women took place in Joao Pessoa, Brazil in November 2015. Representatives of civil society, academia and the private sector went through some of the key highlights and recommendations from the BPF but opened it up at different junctures for inputs and responses.

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No longer silenced: An interview with Rosemarie Lerner, creator of a transmedia documentary about forced sterilisation in Peru

_This is a transcribed and edited interview with Rosemarie Lerner, a Peruvian filmmaker who created Quipu, a

Take Back the Tech! campaign finalist in the 2016 Womanity Award for the Prevention of Violence Against Women

1 February 2016 (The Womanity Foundation)

The Womanity Foundation will provide three years of support to two awardees that will be announced in May 2016. APC’s Take Back the Tech! campaign is honoured to be a finalist for the Womanity Award together with its scale-up partner La Sandia Digital from Mexico and their project Luchadoras, and congratulates all the other finalists of this prestigious award.

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Exploring technology-related violence against women in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Kenya

21 January 2016 (

The DRC and Kenya are in focus in a series of country editions sharing the findings of the “End violence: Women’s rights and safety online“ research.

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