Gender & ICTs

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


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


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.

APC hosts panel at 55th Commission on the Status of Women


From 22 February to 4 March 2011, APC’s team and several team members from the APC women’s networking support programme (APC WNSP) took part in the 55th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) in New York, reporting on the session at

Can the U.S. walk the walk when it comes to stopping violence against women?


Despite the United States Senate Foreign Relations Committee approving the draft International Violence Against Women Act (IVAWA) in December 2010, the U.S. needs to do more to advance and protect the rights of women.

ECPAT-Cambodia launches online resource on child sexual exploitation


ECPAT: End Child Prostitution, Abuse and Trafficking in Cambodia, an MDG3 Fund small grant award winner, has launched an online resource on the issue of child sexual abuse and exploitation in Cambodia.

Stop Motion Project appears on Malaysian TV talk show


MDG3 Take Back the Tech! Fund small grant award winner Stop Motion Project screened its first video Is all well in your Taman? to the general public for the first time on a live TV talk show last month in Malaysia.

USA states' laws lax in protecting people from cyberstalking


Back in 1999, the United States Attorney General prepared a report at the request of then-Vice President Al Gore called Cyberstalking: A New Challenge for Law Enforcement and Industry that examined this emerging issue.

Philippine Daily Inquirer: Telling their own stories

The Philippine Daily Inquirer recently reported on a digital storytelling workshop that took place during the country’s 18 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence held every year from November 25 to December 12. The participants were women survivors of abuse and violence.

I don't forward violence! Take a stand and join the campaign

NEW YORK 27 February 2011 (Take back the tech!)

Boyfriends and girlfriends rarely make commitments and plans to delete private photographs of each other when they snap them. What happens when the relationship breaks down and one of them decides to post them online? What about the people who receive and forward the images and videos? In each act of viewing and forwarding, they are continuing and replicating the violence. APC is launching a new campaign to stop the spread of violence by committing not to forward abusive messages. We invite you to take a stand.

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