Gender & ICTs
SMS services have been suspended in the Democratic Republic of Congo allegedly to prevent the spread of electoral related rumours. Cutting access to communications is a violation of the rights to freedom of expression and freedom of information protected under the DRC constitution and Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Tomorrow marks the first of 16 days of activism to end violence against women (#vaw), and the Take Back the Tech! campaign. This year, we’re kicking things off with a tweet-a-thon! Help us make #16days and #tbtt trending topics to help end VAW. Tweeting begins at GMT 1400.
We call on campaigners to collectively gather evidence for transformation, strengthen our capacity for safer experiences online and amplify our rights in addressing technology-related violence against women. Take control of technology to end violence against women.
Recently, the FRIDA Young Feminist Fund launched its website with the goal of helping young feminists gain access to the resources that are critical to their work.
The fund was born out of an initiative of the Association for Women’s Rights in Development (AWID) and subsequently the Central American Women’s Fund, with the belief that “Supporting young
This interview by Flavia Fascendini and Katerina Fialova, with Chat García Ramilo, Dafne Sabanes Plou, Jac sm Kee, Jan Moolman, and Jennifer Radloff from the APC Women´s Programme, offers insights regarding gender balance and the presence of women’s rights in the 2011 IGF agenda.
Gender Centred, the GenderIT.org thematic bulletin from APC Women, focuses on topical gender and ICT policy themes. Our last newsletter edition highlights the gender peripheries of the Sixth Internet Governance Forum that took place in Nairobi, Kenya from 27-30 September 2011.
The New Age Online, South Africa
Protect women from threat of cyber-violence
03 October 2011