Asia/Pacific

End violence: Most significant change story from Pakistan

8 September 2014 (Gul Bukhari from Bytes for All for APCNews)

The APC End violence: Women’s rights and safety online project is changing women’s lives. We wanted to offer a closer, more personal look at individual women whose lives have been significantly impacted by the initiative. This week, we share the story of Urooj Zia, a woman living in Karachi, Pakistan, who started the platform Laalteyn after learning through digital training by Bytes for All how ICTs could be used to help adult survivors of abuse.

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Nairobi: Policy consultation workshop on technology-related violence against women

Kenya

Women leaders are expressing concerns over the skyrocketing cases of sexual and gender based violence (SGBV) globally.

GISWatch Special Report 2014 - Internet rights that went wrong in Turkey

By APC (September 2014, APC )

This report presents an up-to-date assessment of internet rights in Turkey, and has been prepared to coincide with the Internet Governance Forum 2014. The IGF is a space that strives for a democratic and inclusive internet and this report assesses the Turkish government’s respect for international human rights standards in relation to freedom of expression online. The assessment is based on the La Rue framework and focuses on internet regulation, internet access, blocking, surveillance, liability of internet intermediaries, criminalisation of legitimate expression, and cyber-attacks.

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GISWatch Special Report 2014 - Internet rights that went wrong in Turkey

1 September 2014 (GISWatch for APCNews)

This report presents an up-to-date assessment of internet rights in Turkey, and has been prepared to coincide with the Internet Governance Forum 2014. The IGF is a space that strives for a democratic and inclusive internet and this report assesses the Turkish government’s respect for international human rights standards in relation to freedom of expression online. The assessment is based on the La Rue framework and focuses on internet regulation, internet access, blocking, surveillance, liability of internet intermediaries, criminalisation of legitimate expression, and cyber-attacks.

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Asia Pacific stakeholders assert ‘Human rights should be the heart of internet governance discussion’

Philippines

Annually since 2010, stakeholders coming from different countries in the Asia Pacific (AP) meet to discuss pertinent issues on internet governance.

Computing for women, by women in India

India

Students from LBS College for Women, Trivandrum hacking a hard disk at HackerSPACE. Photo: SPACEStudents from LBS College for Women, Trivandrum hacking a hard disk at HackerSPACE. Photo: SPACEAs part of its 10th anniversary activities, SPACE initiated programmes focusing on the ICT needs of women in both the technical and non-technical community.

Publishing video advocacy stories of migrants in Malaysia

Malaysia

[img_assist|nid=19631|title=|desc=By supporting migrant workers to take the lead in telling their stories through video, EngageMedia invited audiences to gain a better understanding of their personal experiences, in order to weaken stereotypes and foster a climate of tolerance.

Digitally empowering girls in rural India

India


[img_assist|nid=19629|title=|desc=DEF welcomes girls from a nearby school to learn about computers in the village of Chandauli.

Gender-based violence project in Cambodia nominated for UN award

Cambodia


[img_assist|nid=19621|title=|desc=Open Institute used ICT tools such as the Ushahidi mapping platform to track GBV online.

Freedom of expression under threat in Bangladesh

Bangladesh

[img_assist|nid=19579|title=|desc=VOICE has been working to strengthen freedom of expression online with different stakeholders, by building capacity, raising awareness and influencing policy to create an enabling environment for internet users.

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