Gender & ICTs

Panel Discussion - Take Back the Tech!: Reclaiming Technology for Women's Rights

Location: 
Church Center, 777 United Nations Plaza, New York, NY 10017
Date and time: 
Feb 25 2011 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

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Join the Association for Progressive Communications Women’s Networking Support Programme in a panel discussion – ‘Take Back the Tech!: Reclaiming Technology for Women’s Rights’.

In Lesotho rural women are using cell phones to access prices and form agricultural co-ops.

Women's rights and realities transformed by technology

AUSTIN, TX 18 February 2011 (KB for APCNews)

Can information and communication technologies (ICTs) transform women’s realities? Undoubtedly, yes. This connection between ICTs and the advancement of women’s rights will be addressed during the 55th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) 22 February – 4 March in New York. The CSW is a global policy-making body of the United Nations dedicated to gender equality and the advancement of women. APC’s GenderIT.org has released a special edition that speaks directly to this year’s theme of the CSW: gender, education and technology. APC staff attending the CSW will provide live coverage from the session in GenderIT.org’s Feminist Talk section on the website, so stay tuned.

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APCNews 136 – I Don't Forward Violence, Spectrum in India, S Africa – 28/2/11

APCNews 136 – I Don’t Forward Violence, Spectrum in India, S Africa – 28/2/11

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APCNews – February 28 2011 – Year XI Issue 136
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Malaysia workshop trains women to fight violence using ICTs

Malaysia

In January, Lina Soo, a MDG3 small grant winner, in collaboration with APC partner EMPOWER, held a two-day workshop called “ICTs and Cyber Violence Against Women” in Kuching Sarawak, Malaysia to raise awareness of violence against women using ICTs.

First online petition by Pakistan development sector: Lobbies govt on violence against women

14 February 2011 (KB for APCNews)

Keyboard in action

Women survivors of domestic violence in Pakistan have long endured twofold abuse – not only at home but by a government that does not protect them. In 2009 there was hope the government would step up to protect women from domestic violence – the National Assembly passed the Domestic Violence (Prevention and Protection) Bill, but the bill expired after the Senate failed to pass it. However, a Pakistani women’s rights organisation is working to reintroduce the bill in parliament – through the use of information and communication technology, and after training from APC.

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Local radio, sms helplines, and the internet: Filipino women think local in stopping eVAW

MANILA 11 February 2011 (Foundation for Media Alternatives)

From radio dramas by a student theatre collective, to an sms helpline for migrant Filipinas working abroad, to web-based technology to help victims of violence in ex US military bases, five organisations that work with women and ICTs are being awarded with small grants to implement these projects through the APC Women’s Networking Support Programme’s (WNSP) Take Back the Tech! to end violence against women project, which targets the third Millennium development goal on equality for women.

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APC’s Take Back the Tech! video is UN Women's "video of the week"

AUSTIN, TX 9 February 2011 (KB for APCNews)


APC’s ‘What can you do to end violence against women? Take Back The Tech!’ video is the featured video on the United Nations’ Say NO – UNiTE to End Violence Against Women campaign this week.

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Pakistan acid attack survivor's digital story runner-up for Red Cross award

AUSTIN, TX 8 February 2011 (KB for APCNews)

“Her story might have daunted me but her strength and courage overwhelmed and even empowered me … I was impressed by how she had taken the bold step of coming forward, taking her life in control and deciding what was best for her,” said Sana Masood in a digital story she created about an acid attack survivor at an APC Feminist Tech Exchange workshop in Pakistan, and which recently won an award in the International Red Cross’ “Young Reporter” competition.

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