Gender and ICTs

Fundraising campaign: Feminist Infrastructure in Latin America
Fundraising campaign: Feminist Infrastructure in Latin America 10 July 2017

Established, autonomous ISPs have put together a fundraising event because they want to see their colleagues from a feminist ISP in the global South ferment and cultivate social justice. If you can't make it, you can still join our online campaign.

Sexual rights and the internet: Third EROTICS global survey now launched!
Sexual rights and the internet: Third EROTICS global survey now launched! 19 July 2017

The survey aims to collect data and map trends concerning both threats to and enhancement of sexual expression online, and how this impacts on the rights of target communities.

Access and beyond: Gendered barriers to internet use
Access and beyond: Gendered barriers to internet use 17 July 2017

Connecting the next billion, is rightly so, an important issue in ensuring everyone has the choice to access the internet. Women, and in particular those with low levels of income and education, are more likely to be the unconnected. However, gaining access is one thing, but what are the challenges that limit men and women’s experience of the internet and present a barrier to access? In this ...

How women in the global South are reclaiming social media to promote body positivity
How women in the global South are reclaiming social media to promote body positivity 11 July 2017

In this column I am going to explore how women in the global South are reclaiming social media to promote body-positivity. For the purpose of this discussion, I have chosen to focus on social media accounts that show positive, realistic images of varied black and brown women.

National human rights institutions in digital spaces
National human rights institutions in digital spaces 10 July 2017

This paper was developed by APC in response to the call for submissions on the role of national human rights institutions in Southeast Asia in protecting human rights by the Asia Centre. It addresses the ways ICTs and the internet create new spaces where NHRIs can improve the way they function.

The EROTICS Global Survey on Sexual Rights and the Internet is back! Please participate!
The EROTICS Global Survey on Sexual Rights and the Internet is back! Please participate! 02 July 2017

The survey, which will be launched on 17 July, aims to collect data and map trends concerning both threats to and enhancement of sexual expression online, and how this impacts on the rights of target communities.

Framing access and power at Stockholm Internet Forum 2017
Framing access and power at Stockholm Internet Forum 2017 22 June 2017

The focus on this year’s SIF was around the critical issues of access and power. When talking about access and power, the discussion naturally comes to why there aren’t as many women in online spaces even after years of civil society’s hard work.

Encouraging more women to find their “J” spot: The journey continues
Encouraging more women to find their “J” spot: The journey continues 22 June 2017

This second installment of the journey from Huairou to New York follows the history of the APC's women's programme to the turn of the millennium. 

Human rights and the internet: The key role of National Human Rights Institutions in protecting human rights in the digital age
Human rights and the internet: The key role of National Human Rights Institutions in protecting human rights in the digital age 21 June 2017

What can National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) do to uphold and promote internet rights? We extend an invitation to National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) to be part of a worldwide movement that seeks to respect, protect and promote human rights in the digital age.

HRC 35: APC oral statement on bridging the gender digital divide
HRC 35: APC oral statement on bridging the gender digital divide 15 June 2017

Oral statement on bridging the gender digital divide delivered by APC's Deborah Brown under Item 3: General Debate, at the 35th session of the UN Human Rights Council, 14 June 2017.