Gender & ICTs

Sexuality 2.0: Online socialising and internet regulation

MONTEVIDEO 30 June 2011 (APC for APCNews)

Experts from Brazil, India, South Africa and the USA will be presenting APC’s groundbreaking EroTICs research in Madrid at the VIII International Association for the Study of Sexuality, Culture and Society Conference on July 9.

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Successful workshop on online security for women in Pakistan

PESHAWAR

APC’s MDG3: Take Back the Tech! to end violence against women partner in Pakistan organsised a workshop on digital security for woman on June 29 2011.

“Women should take control of internet and communication technology to propagate their rights and their point of view,” speakers said.

"Gay Girl in Damascus" needs to Man Up, says APC

MONTEVIDEO 27 June 2011 (APC for APC)

Tom MacMaster’s masquerading as blogger activist “Gay Girl in Damascus” was harmful, say APC in a statement, and endangers the right to use the internet anonymously.

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MDG3: Take Back the Tech! - updates from the Philippines

MANILA

The MDG3 Take Back the Tech! partner in the Philippines, sent us an update on the latest developments of the project.

How to design an online campaign: A toolkit

By Cheekay Cinco and Edna Aquino (June 2011, APC WNSP and VNC )

APC and VNC has just released a guideline with essential and practical information for anyone who need to work online securely. And that’s all of us.

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Ugandan MDG3 partner WOUGNET produces radio jingles on VAW and ICTs

UGANDA

Over the last two years Women of Uganda Network has explored the use of various ICTs media including social media like Facebook, Twitter, Care2 petitionsite; SMS; websites among others to strengthen the fight against VAW.

As part of APC’s initiative “MDG3: Take Back the Tech!

TBTT grantee is now a registered NGO

PAKISTAN

Gawaahi is an initiative by Naveen Naqvi, a famous television personality & journalist, and Sana Saleem, a blogger, editor, writer, activist & medical student. Gawaahi.com archives and makes available on the internet digital stories of people of Pakistan, and particularly the stories of women who have survived violence.

APC: "Gay Girl in Damascus" needs to Man Up

16 June 2011
MONTEVIDEO 16 June 2011 (APC) -

The recent revelation that the Syrian blogger activist “Gay Girl in Damascus” was actually “Straight American Man in Scotland” Tom MacMaster sent ripples through international media circles and left deep scars in the LGBTI community.

But why is this hoax so potentially harmful?

It comes down to identity and rights.

Gay Girl in Damascus is really a man

So it turns out Gay Girl in Damascus, the “woman” who stole our hearts with tales of her repression in Syria, is really a man.

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