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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.

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

USA

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

Cambodia

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

Malaysia

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

USA

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.

Eleven tips for opening up the spectrum

MONTREAL 28 February 2011 (Evan Light for APCNews)

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.

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