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Philippines' young survivors of violence create digital stories, to break silences and begin to heal

Philippines

WeDpro Inc., a feminist non-profit collective in the Philippines that works for the promotion and protection of human rights of women, youth and communities, has released to the public digital stories created by young survivors of violence through its MDG3 Fund project.

I Can Stalk U - Raising awareness about inadvertent information sharing

4 April 2011 (GJ for APCNews)

The aptly named icanstalku.com attempts to expose the dangers inherent in posting information — in this case pictures — online in a rather unconventional way: the site regularly updates its news feed with individuals’ user names and locations, all gleaned from photos posted to Twitter.

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Stop Motion Project releases final videos on VAW

USA

Stop Motion Project, an MDG3 Fund small grant winner in Malaysia, released its final two videos on violence against women (VAW) this month in conjunction with International Women’s Day.

WikiLeaks: Human rights of whistleblowers under attack, says APC

By APC (March 2011, APC )

If we don’t consider the recent actions —particularly by the US government— against people connected to WikiLeaks as human rights violations, then a dangerous precedent is set says APC in a statement.

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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

USA

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

USA

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.

Impact 2.0 iGuide: New mechanisms for linking research and policy

By Cheekay Cinco, Bruce Girard and Karel Novotný (March 2011, APC/Fundación Comunica )

The manual guides researchers in finding the appropriate tools through identifying their specific communication needs and strategies. Its structure follows the “context, evidence, links” framework developed by the Research and Policy in Development Programme (RAPID) of the Overseas Development Institute for linking research and policy.

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New online guide for using Web 2.0 tools to link research and policy

MONTEVIDEO 15 March 2011 (KN for APCNews)

Fundación Comunica and APC have launched the Impact 2.0 iGuide: New mechanisms for linking research and policy, a guide designed to help researchers identify the right Web 2.0 tools for establishing links with policy makers, for building their online presence and credibility and for effectively communicating their research.

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

USA

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.

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