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.
Most communications policies around the globe have been developed on models based on the economic, political and social realities of North America and Europe – which assume large private companies build expansive national wired infrastructures. So laws and regulations have evolved with the understanding that these wired networks are the main communication infrastructure and that wireless networks connect through them. But wired networks do not exist in many developing countries and do not necessarily need to be built.
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).
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.
The Chronicle of Philanthropy recently reported the Ford Foundation is advocating that the internet is not merely a way to help further social change, but is integral to making that change happen.