Gender & ICTs

New research on sexuality and the internet is an “eye-opener”

MONTEVIDEO 27 April 2011 (KAH and AF for APCNews)

“It was an eye-opener,” says privacy advocate Gus Hosein when he talks about the findings from APC’s exploratory research on sexuality and the internet in Brazil, India, Lebanon, South Africa, and USA. And it’s given him some good ammunition with which to field those annoying radio callers who question the need for privacy online.

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The Economist: police lack legal tools to combat cyberstalking

USA

The US-based magazine, The Economist, published an article today called Creepy Crawlies: The internet allows the malicious to menace their victims that paints a dire picture for victims of cyberstalking seeking justice.

Pakistan newspaper: how ICTs perpetrate violence against women

On April 3, Pakistan’s Express Tribune newspaper published an article, Virtual world, real dangers that summarises how ICTs are used in Pakistan to commit violence against women.

UK study: 40% of victims of cyberstalking are men

USA

A study in the United Kingdom on the extent and effect of cyberstalking shows that cyberstalking is more common now than physical harassment.

Brazilian feminist network uses street art and ICTs to fight violence against women

Photo credit: Rede Nami: Rede Nami, a feminist network in Brazil, uses street art and ICTs to fight VAWPhoto credit: Rede Nami: Rede Nami, a feminist network in Brazil, uses street art and ICTs to fight VAW

Rede Nami is a feminist urban art network of female artists in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil that promotes women’s rights and works to end violence against women (VAW) through art.

Philippines' young survivors of violence create digital stories, to break silences and begin to heal

Philippines

WeDpro Inc., a feminist non-profit collective in the Philippines that works for the promotion and protection of human rights of women, youth and communities, has released to the public digital stories created by young survivors of violence through its MDG3 Fund project.

Stop Motion Project releases final videos on VAW

USA

Stop Motion Project, an MDG3 Fund small grant winner in Malaysia, released its final two videos on violence against women (VAW) this month in conjunction with International Women’s Day.

Gender studies centre and women’s rights guide book launched in Cambodia

PHNOM PENH 28 March 2011 (KB for APCNews)

An unprecedented achievement for the study and prevention of further violence against women in Cambodia was announced last month with the opening of a Women and Gender Studies Centre in the capital city Phnom Penh.

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Phnom Penh Post: Radio helps tackle violence against women in villages

USA

APC member Open Institute in Cambodia got media coverage in the Phnom Penh Post newspaper this month about its campaign using information and communication technologies to stop violence against women in the country.

US media needs to step up to prevent violence against women

USA

In November 2010, an 11-year-old girl was gang-raped by approximately 18 men and juveniles in a small east Texas town. Some of the men and teenagers video-recorded the rapes on their cell phones and sent the videos around to their friends.

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