The 20th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council convened a 3-hour panel on 26 June on Women Human Rights Defenders as part of its annual full-day discussion on women’s human rights.
South Africa’s constitution guarantees freedom of expression and has been interpreted to include the right to community media and to creative journalistic content. However, online media and its regulation fall short.
Take this brief survey to help three NGOs understand women human rights defenders’ experiences and views on online security. All responses are anonymised and will help inform the work of activists. Survey closes May 18!
While the internet is a powerful campaigning space, it’s got its obscure backstreets too. What are the specific threats and concerns to women human rights defenders in that space? This 5-minute survey tries to get a feel of your digital security readiness with a tour of 17 questions. Take the tour and learn about your privacy options.
From May 21 to June 4 2012, the second cycle of the Human Rights Council’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR) will begin at the UN in Geneva. The UPR is a mechanism for states to tell other countries what they have achieved in promoting human rights – but also for non-state actors to raise issues of concern. Read this special edition of GenderIT.org to learn more about the current discussions about women’s human rights on the internet.
Empowering the marginalized & making a difference: Experiences of an international volunteer at WeDpro
From curiosity into knowledge and from knowledge into action—these were the transformations that Ashleen Graham experienced when she went to the Philippines to volunteer for the Women’s Education, Development, Productivity and Research Organization (WeDpro).
Like in many communities of Uganda wife battering, marital rape, denial of love, defilement, grabbing of widows properties, early and forced marriage, forced prostitution, defilement, sexual harassment, widow inheritance and other forms of violence against women (VAW) seem to be normal practices in the rural communities of Busia District.
Women and girls suffer quietly because according to t
Violence Against Women & Children in the Philippines On the Rise; WeDpro Calls for Collective Action
More and more women in the Philippines are being abused and subjected to acts of violence, with one in five women aged 15 to 49 found to have experienced physical violence, while one in ten women have experienced sexual violence.