Gender & ICTs
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.
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.
The MDG3 Take Back the Tech! partner in the Philippines, sent us an update on the latest developments of the project.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Participants are 12 women from women’s rights organisations in Bogota and their main activity will be the production of 3 short videos to help them create awareness on violence against women and ICTs.