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Application of ICTs for climate change adaptation in the water sector: Developing country experiences and emerging research priorities

By Various (April 2012, APC and IDRC )

This new publication by the Association for Progressive Communications and the International Development Research Centre gathers several reports from developing countries on how ICTs are and can be applied to help communities experiencing water-reated stress, adapt to climate change.

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Getting ready for the internet's backstreets

MONTREAL 19 April 2012 (FD for APCNews)

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.

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Women's human rights online & the Universal Periodic Review

GENEVA 17 April 2012 (GenderIT.org)

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.

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Why the internet is feminist issue

ISTANBUL 17 April 2012 (APC WNSP for APC)

The internet allows women to access critical information, enables them to make decisions about their selves, lives and bodies, and to exercise autonomy and self-determination. Follow the APC WNSP and @genderITorg at the Association for Women’s Rights in Development (AWID) forum in Istanbul: #ftxawid to learn more about how the internet is a feminist issue.

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Awards for libraries that improve economic wellbeing

EIFL’s Public Library Innovation Programme (EIFL-PLIP) has launched its first innovation award call – for libraries offering services that use ICT to improve economic wellbeing of the community.

Voices from digital spaces: Technology-related violence against women - executive summary

JOHANNESBOURG 29 March 2012 (APC for APC WNSP)

Drawing on findings from APC’s MDG3: Take Back the Tech! project with women’s rights organisations in twelve countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America, this paper explores the links between the internet, cell phones and violence against women and illustrates that technology-related violence impacts women as seriously as other forms of violence.

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APC member awarded UNESCO prize for rural communication

28 March 2012 (APCNews)

APC member Arid Lands Information Network (ALIN) in Kenya was one of two winners of the 2012 UNESCO-IPDC prize for rural communication, along with the Nepal Forum of environmental journalists, for its innovative effots to improve communication for rural communities in developing countries.

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Applications Now Open: 2012 eLearning: Shaping the Internet – History and Futures (English, French and Spanish)

ISOC

Applications are now open for the Internet Society’s Next Generation Leaders (NGL) eLearning programme “Shaping the Internet – History and Futures.” (English, French and Spanish)

ICTs, climate change and water: Need for local adaptation strategies

JOHANNESBURG 22 March 2012 (Shawna Finnegan and Alan Finlay for APC)

Climate change is increasingly affecting the availabily and quality of water world wide, and the poorest are, as usual, the hardest hit. In April APC and the IDRC will release a series of research reports that explore how ICTs can help individuals and communities adapt to water issues related to climate change.

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Mapping internet rights and freedom of expression

LONDON 21 March 2012 (David Souter for APC)

The intersection between the internet and human rights is increasingly important as the internet starts to affect more aspects of society, economy, politics and culture. This report maps this intersection and raises a number of questions to be considered by those concerned with internet, rights and wider public policy.

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