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Everyone has rights, including online. APC documents trends, advocates for freedom of expression/information & trains human rights defenders to use the internet securely.

APC is working with partners to contribute to the effective, secure and safe use of the internet by women’s human rights defenders in their work.

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  • 30 January 2013

    We Will Take Her and Then One by One, Guys’

    I will tell my story that bears a lot of resemblance to other stories, your story and mine. We both know how this happened; death was so close but never came. You and I now that we have been violated, we were raped in the middle of Tahrir Square among throngs of Godless people, human wolves that are ravaging us violate all that is private stripping us from our bodies. Violence, lust, and instincts and no one can save us; to face death and...

  • 26 November 2012
  • 14 November 2012

    Khadija Ismayilova has been threatened with blackmail by her own government. She has been branded an “enemy of the state”, mainly for her exposés of official corruption.

    Not only did these persecution campaigns fail to silence her, but Ismayilova recently received international recognition with the 2012 Courage in Journalism Award given by the International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF).

    ‘‘I didn’t want to step back and I didn’t want to give...


  • 11 December 2012

    Around the world, women human rights defenders (WHRDs) face a variety of threats as a direct result of their human rights-related work and changes in the context of their work. WHRDs face the same types of risks faced by all human rights defenders but because of their gender they are also the target of, gender-based violence and gender-specific risks.

  • 26 November 2012

    Women may not have been an active part of policy-­making conversations when internet governance started, but the rapid pace of change online means they need to participate now to ensure that the future of the internet is shaped taking into account women’s rights. Read a report about “Women’s Rights on the Internet” on UNICEF’s The World We Want 2015 platform.

  • 29 October 2012

    This edition of explores the online safety of women human rights defenders from the perspective of national security and counter-terrorism. National security often encompasses a variety of security threats, including those in cyberspace. While national security measures are meant to protect the security of a nation and its citizen, in many contexts they serve as a pretext for suppressing unfavourable political and social views. Despite the fact that online & offline security...

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  • 1 November 2012

    Take action to support the people of Bukavu in eastern Congo!

    The people of Bukavu are facing greater threats to their safety after last week’s attack on renowned surgeon Dr. Denis Mukwege. He is the Director of Panzi Hospital, which has treated over 40,000 survivors of sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo. On October 25, armed men shot at Dr. Mukwege at his home. Dr. Mukwege survived, but his long-time guard Joseph Bizimana died in the attack.

    Now we join...

  • 31 October 2012

    AWID strongly condemns the attempted assassination of 14-year-old Pakistani school girl and activist, Malala Yousufzai by Taliban militants. We urge the authorities to bring to account those responsible for this attack and bring an end to the violence against women human rights defenders in Pakistan. We stand in solidarity with Malala Yousufzai and wish her a full and quick recovery.

  • 30 October 2012

    Target: Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa Sponsored by: Kiri Westby, Urgent Action Fund For Women’s Human Rights

    On 17 March 2012, Sunila Abeysekera, a prominent Sri Lankan Human Rights Defender, was branded as working for the LTTE in an article published on the State-sponsored Lanka C News website. There were disturbing comments made by the readers, including calls for her to be killed and her house burnt to the ground.

    Sunila is...