Gender & ICTs
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.
From 22 February to 4 March 2011, APC’s GenderIT.org 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 GenderIT.org.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Borneo Post reported last month on cyber violence against women, specifically in Malaysia. The article featured interviews with Maria Chin Abdullah, executive director of Persatuan Kesedaran Komuniti Selangor (EMPOWER), and Mohd Mustaffa, executive director of the Communications and Multimedia Content Forum of Malaysia (CMCF).