FIFAfrica 2017: Send your suggestions of session topics! 23 June 2017 for CIPESA and APC

The Collaboration on International ICT Policy for East and Southern Africa (CIPESA) and APC are proud to host the upcoming Forum on Internet Freedom in Africa 2017 (FIFAfrica). Take part in shaping the discussions at the upcoming FIFAfrica and send your suggestions of session topics!

Defining internet universality indicators: Participate in the first phase of the online consultation! 22 June 2017 for APC and UNESCO

Work on a project to define Internet Universality indicators is being led for UNESCO by APC on behalf of a consortium which also includes ict Development Associates, Research ICT Africa, LIRNEasia and DIRSI. Please participate in this first stage of the online consultation!

HRC 35: How to protect human rights in the face of rapidly changing technology? Geneva 22 June 2017 APC

From harassment of human rights defenders and civil society activists, to crackdowns on freedom of expression and media freedom, to the threats faced by women and girls under conflict, a diversity of issues were highlighted at the 35th session of the UN Human Rights Council.

African School on Internet Governance (AfriSIG) African School on Internet Governance (AfriSIG) 22 March 2017

AfriSIG, an initiative co-organised by APC and NEPAD, is a multistakeholder training initiative that aims to give Africans from diverse sectors and stakeholder groups the opportunity to gain knowledge and confidence to participate effectively in internet governance processes and debates. 

Advocacy for Change through Technology in India, Malaysia and Pakistan Advocacy for Change through Technology in India, Malaysia and Pakistan 23 October 2016

APC has teamed up with members and partners in India, Pakistan and Malaysia to protect and promote human rights on the internet. The project's objectives include research and documentation, capacity building and support for networking and advocacy.

Building feminist cross-movement collaboration and action on internet and human rights in Africa, Asia and Latin America and the Caribbean Building feminist cross-movement collaboration and action on internet and human rights in Africa, Asia and Latin America and the Caribbean 13 May 2016

This project aims to build awareness and collaborative action on internet policy and regulation among activists in the global South by securing human rights in internet policy and regulation in Africa, and integrating a feminist and gender justice agenda in internet governance debates and processes.

Infrastructure Sharing for Supporting Better Broadband and Universal Access Infrastructure Sharing for Supporting Better Broadband and Universal Access 13 April 2015

This project aims to identify the most effective strategies for infrastructure sharing and the national policies that encourage or facilitate their adoption, and improve awareness of the importance of infrastructure sharing in helping to address demand for broadband.

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

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. 

Inside the Information Society: Measuring the Internet London [19 June 2017] 19 June 2017 David Souter

What do we mean by measuring the Internet? There are many different ways to answer.

Access and beyond: Navigating mobile costs in communication Cape Town, South Africa 16 June 2017

The African market is flooded with zero rating services such as Free Basics (Facebook’s zero rating scheme) and other subsidised data strategies. Do these schemes make internet more affordable and bring access to more people in Africa?

Columns

Inside the Information Society

David Souter writes a weekly column for APC, looking at different aspects of the information society, development and rights. David’s pieces take a fresh look at many of the issues that concern APC and its members, with the aim of provoking discussion and debate. Issues covered include internet governance and sustainable development, human rights and the environment, policy, practice and the use of ICTs by individuals and communities.

The internet of memory: Stories from the APC community

What were information and communication technologies like in the 1980s and 1990s? What are the stories of the genesis and evolution of non-profit computer networks working for social change? Twice a month, this section will take a historical look at the APC community's journey of internet activism and make links to where we are now. Join Jennifer Radloff in this retrospective trip exploring the connections between the past and the present.

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

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.

IGF Best Practice Forum on Gender and access (2016): Overcoming barriers to enable women's meaningful internet access
IGF Best Practice Forum on Gender and access (2016): Overcoming barriers to enable women's meaningful internet access

The BPF is collaborating with the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the UN University on Computing and Society (UNU-CS) in its important endeavour to research and map projects and initiatives that aim to address different gender digital divides around the world.

A feminist action framework on development and digital technologies
A feminist action framework on development and digital technologies

Through a feminist lens that brings together economic justice and gender justice concerns, this paper traces the key elements of the right to access, right to knowledge and right to development in the network society, and chalks out strategic directions for feminist advocacy in relation to ICTs.

Joint written statement submitted by APC to the 34th session of the Human Rights Council: Freedom of expression and religion in Asia
Joint written statement submitted by APC to the 34th session of the Human Rights Council: Freedom of expression and religion in Asia

APC and the organisations supporting this joint statement welcome the appointment of Dr. Ahmed Shaheed as the UN Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief and his report to be presented at the 34th session of the Human Rights Council.

APC-wide activities

Take Back the Tech!

Take Back the Tech! (TBTT) is a call to everyone, especially women and girls, to take control of technology to end violence against women. It's a global, collaborative campaign project that highlights the problem of tech-related violence against women.

Feminist Principles of the Internet

A feminist internet works towards empowering more women and queer persons – in all our diversities – to fully enjoy our rights, engage in pleasure and play, and dismantle patriarchy. This integrates our different realities, contexts and specificities – including age, disabilities, sexualiti...

GenderIT.org

GenderIT.org, a project of the APC Women's Rights Programme, is meant to be a think tank OF and FOR women's rights, sexual rights and internet rights activists, academics, journalists and advocates from a range of disciplines and contexts.

Internet Governance Forum

The Internet Governance Forum is a multi-stakeholder policy dialogue space convened by the United Nations Secretary General in 2006 to “foster the sustainability, robustness, security, stability and development of the internet.”

Internet rights are human rights

The full title of this APC initiative is “Internet rights are human rights: Securing freedom of expression and association on the internet to support democratisation by strengthening capacity and networking among human rights defenders”.

Human Rights Council

APC participates at the UN Human Rights Council, an intergovernmental body responsible for strengthening the promotion and protection of human rights around the globe, to raise awareness and build support for internet rights.

World Summit on the Information Society

The two-stage World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) took place in 2003 (the Geneva phase) and 2005 (the Tunis phase). It was convened upon the recognition that there was “an urgent need to harness the potential of knowledge and technology for promoting the goals of the United Nations M...

African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms

The African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms, of which APC is a founding member, is not proposing new rights. It is simply a way of drawing attention to the need to recognise existing rights on the internet and holding governments accountable for complying with agreed rights. APC, as p...

End violence research

In collaboration with partners in seven countries from 2012-15, APC researched corporate and state remedies for technology-related violence against women. Visit the site here.

Global Information Society Watch

Global Information Society Watch (GISWatch) is an annual report co-produced by the APC network and partners, which looks at the progress being made in creating an inclusive information society worldwide (particularly in implementing WSIS goals), encourages critical debate, and strengthens network...

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