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African School on Internet Governance: Networking with empowered actors from across Africa

MADRID 4 December 2014 (Leila Nachawati for APCNews)

Forty-five participants from civil society organisations and governments from all over Africa joined the African School on Internet Governance (AfriSIG) on 21-26 November to discuss and come up with joint projects and ideas on these issues.

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WOUGNET set to launch GISWatch report from a gender perspective

Uganda

WOUGNET will be launching her national report on communications surveillance in the digital age with a gender perspective as part of the National Global Society Information watch 2014.

#UPR20: Egypt, Iraq should revise laws violating human rights

CALGARY 18 November 2014 (Shawna Finnegan for APCNews)

APC breaks down the major outcomes of the 20th session of the Human Rights Council Universal Periodic Review, which focussed on Egypt and Iraq among other countries. APC has followed the UPRs of Egypt and Iraq, particularly for these states’ violations of internet rights such as freedom of expression.

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Second African School on Internet Governance to take place in Mauritius, 21-25 November 2014

MADRID 13 November 2014 (Leila Nachawati for APCNews)

Capacity and expertise in internet governance in Africa will take another step forward with the second annual African School on Internet Governance (AfriSIG). The school, which has received an overwhelming response – 650 applicants, of which 45 have been selected – will take place on 21-25 November 2014 in Mauritius.

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Second African School on Internet Governance to take place in Mauritius, 21-25 November 2014

13 November 2014
MADRID 13 November 2014 (APCNews) -

Capacity and expertise in internet governance in Africa will take another step forward with the second annual African School on Internet Governance (AfriSIG), taking place on 21-25 November 2014 in Mauritius.

The school, which has received an overwhelming response – 650 applicants, of which 45 have been selected – aims at

Online mapping to end sexual, domestic violence: Report on research in the Republic of Congo

By Sylvie Niombo (November 2014, )
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Use of ICTs to improve access to justice and health for women and children victims of sexual and domestic violence in the Republic of Congo. A Survey Report

By Sylvie Niombo and Romeo Mbengou (November 2014, APC and AZUR Développement )

This survey, conducted in Pointe-Noire and Nkayi, has enabled the identification of the recurrent forms of violence to which women are subject in these two towns; the identification of the obstacles to access to justice and health; an inventory of the use of information and communication technologies in fighting violence against women; and the proposal of recommendations for civil society, partners, donors and the Ministry for the Promotion of Women and Women’s Integration in Development as well as town councils. The results of the survey will certainly contribute towards actions by civil society and various stakeholders involved in the response to sexual and domestic violence in the Republic of Congo.

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Reaching out to rural NGOs in South Africa

South Africa

[img_assist|nid=19626|title=|desc=SANGONeT’s latest initiatives build capacity for NGOs in rural South Africa.

Why internet rights matter for Africa(ns)

When I found myself suddenly having to care for and look after my new born child alone, I panicked. I panicked because I had never done this before and the ten minute tutorial on washing and feeding my infant that the nurse gave me at the hospital was lacking in many ways.

Call for Applications for the second African Internet Governance School 2014

JOHANNESBURG 3 September 2014 (APCNews)

APC and the NEPAD Planning and Coordinating Agency–e-Africa Programme call for applications to the second African School on Internet Governance to be held from 23 – 26 November 2014. The venue of the school will be advised in due course.

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