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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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Violence is not our Culture Campaign  Women Human Rights Defenders International Coalition

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  • 30 January 2013

    “The more knowledge we have the more power we have. (If) greater, we are able to protect ourselves and move through (cyber)spaces without fear.” – respondent from South Africa

    The Association for Progressive Communications (APC)‘s “Connect your rights: Internet rights are human rights” campaign has commissioned one of the first international surveys of the online threats faced by women human rights defenders (WHRDs)....

  • 30 January 2013

    The 2012 Take Back the Tech! campaign, a collaborative campaign that takes place annually during the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence, featured 16 stories for 16 days. Each of these stories presented a different way how internet and mobile technologies affect the lives of women and girls around the world. One of these stories was from Nica and Jothi from the Foundation for Media Alternatives, who wrote about their struggle for legal redress for technology-related violence...

  • 30 January 2013

    In recognition of the need for a strong and vocal civil society, the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) states that everyone has the right to exercise their freedom of opinion and expression, including to “seek, receive and impart information and ideas of all kinds, regardless of frontiers, either orally, in writing or in print, in the form of art, or through any other media of her choice” (1). Further, it has also been recognised by the...


  • 12 December 2013

    The adoption of the first-ever resolution on women human rights defenders by the United Nations General Assembly’s Third Committee is a step forward in protecting those who face risks and attacks for their work to promote human rights, including women’s rights, Amnesty International (AI), the Association for Women’s Rights in Development (AWID), the International Service for Human Rights (ISHR), and JASS (Just...

  • 30 January 2013

    Front Line Defenders has released its fourth Annual Report on Global Challenges facing Human Rights Defenders around the World in 2012.

    The report explores the situation on both the global and regional level including several countries examined in focus namely: Burundi, Vietnam, Guatemala Kazakhstan and Algeria. It highlights the ‘unabated’ targeting of human rights defenders for their work documenting abuses, exposing corruption, or pushing for reform.

  • 30 January 2013

    This kit contains short guides for human rights defenders who find themselves in emergencies related to communication and digital security. As guides are being added, individual sections of following scheme become interactive. While the kit does not provide exhaustive guidelines on how to respond to specific situations, it does suggest concrete steps, further resources and references to support groups to whom activists can turn to for further assistance.



  • 12 December 2013

    In celebration of UN Human Rights Day this December 10th the Urgent Responses Working Group of the Women Human Rights Defenders (WHRD) International Coalition, in collaboration with AWID, are releasing the Recommendations to Enhance the Protection and Security of WHRDs

  • 5 December 2012

    Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill could be passed into law imminently. It is scheduled for debate in the coming days, paving the way for the Bill to be passed by Parliament. Activists in Uganda and across the world have managed to stop the Bill in its tracks before. Let’s do it again!

    The Bill has been revived at a time of diminishing space for enjoyment of human rights in Uganda. Groups opposed to the government have been banned from holding demonstrations and those who express...

  • 28 November 2012

    On the occasion of November 29th, Women Human Rights Defenders Day, the Women Human Rights Defenders International Coalition stands in solidarity with the hundreds of thousands of women activists around the world who – with exemplary courage, determination, and strength, uphold women’s human rights, the rights of communities, and of the environment.