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APCNews 161 – ICT and sexuality, violence, and rights – 11/04/12

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APCNews – April 11 2012 – Year XII Issue 161
The news service on ICTs for social justice and sustainable development
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Opportunities for Ecuadorian women to connect their rights online

PERGAMINO (FF for GenderIT.org) – Valeria Betancourt, manager of APC’sCommunications and Information Policy Programme, explains a report submitted by APCand partners to the government of Ecuador, which aims to contribute to the Universal Periodic Review process by making recommendations about the relationship between freedom of expression online and access to the internet for Ecuadorian women´s lives.
http://www.genderit.org/es/node/3544/

Voices from digital spaces: Technology-related violence against women – executive summary

JOHANNESBURG (APC for APC WNSP) – Drawing on findings from APC’s MDG3: Take Back the Tech! project with women’s rights organisations in twelve countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America, this paper explores the links between the internet, cell phones and violence against women, illustrating that technology-related violence impacts women as seriously as other forms of violence.
http://www.genderit.org/node/3540/

APC at the 12th international AWID Forum

PRAGUE (Katerina Fialova for GenderIT) – APC members and staff will be participating in the 12th international forum by the Association for Women’s Rights in Development (AWID) in Istanbul, Turkey from 19-22 April 2012. The theme of this year’s AWID Forum is “Transforming Economic Power to Advance Women’s Rights and Justice”, and APC Women’s Networking Support Programme will be hosting a number of workshops as well as a pre-events on the feminist practices and politics of the internet.
http://www.genderit.org/node/3562/

Call for proposals to host the fifth regional IGF in Latin America and the Caribbean

QUITO (APC) – Together with its partners, APC is pleased to announce the fifth regional preparatory meeting in LAC for the Internet Governance Forum (IGF), to be held in late 2012. As with the four previous IGF events, the purpose of the meeting is to provide a space for multi-stakeholder political dialogue.
http://www.apc.org/en/node/14144/

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