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Intersection between women’s rights and internet governance in Uganda
Intersection between women’s rights and internet governance in Uganda 19 September 2017

The internet is recognized as a potentially transformative space. However, lack of integration of women’s rights and sexual rights perspectives in internet governance conversations and processes was identified as a key factor limiting the internet to fulfill its potential as transformative space for all. This policy brief provides recommendations for policy processes to ensure equal participation of women and girls from different stakeholder groups, and ensure that this has impact...

Muavin, a community-based solution for fighting online harassment in Pakistan
Muavin, a community-based solution for fighting online harassment in Pakistan 14 September 2017

Women journalists and human rights defenders face increasing abuse and harassment while using the internet. Among the latest resources to respond to online attacks, a new platform called Muavin has been launched by APC member in Pakistan Media Matters for Democracy with support of an APC grant.

Uganda's ICT Laws and Policies from a Gender Perspective
Uganda's ICT Laws and Policies from a Gender Perspective 11 September 2017

WOUGNET in partnership with the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) conducted a desk review to ascertain the gender responsiveness of ICT policies and laws and create advocacy and awareness surrounding the need for more participation of women in ICT discussions, policies and decision making processes.

Kano Digital Summer Institute trainees urged to utilize acquired skills, receive certificates
Kano Digital Summer Institute trainees urged to utilize acquired skills, receive certificates 25 July 2017

The week long Kano Digital Summer Institute (KDSI) for young women has successfully come to an end with a closing ceremony where the instructors, organizers, associates, trainees, their relations, other stakeholders and the media were present. The summer training has introduced the young women trainees into various important ICT skills aimed at serving as empowerment mechanism to the young ladi...

COCONET: Southeast Asia Digital Rights Camp to take place in Indonesia
COCONET: Southeast Asia Digital Rights Camp to take place in Indonesia 14 July 2017

COCONET, named after the coconut plant that is widely grown and used in the Southeast Asian region, also means Connecting Communities and Networks, as it aims to enhance regional networking and to build collaborations with organisations  that can help expand and popularise digital rights issues.

Fantsuam holds training on identifying fake cables for improved internet access
Fantsuam holds training on identifying fake cables for improved internet access 11 July 2017

Fantsuam Foundation has hosted a training on how to identify fake connecting cables. The initiative, supported by APC, is part of Fantsuam’s research into how to improve Internet access in the country through regulation of Connecting Cables Marketing and Production in Nigeria.

CITAD makes case against digital marginalisation of women
CITAD makes case against digital marginalisation of women 06 July 2017

Civil Society Organisation (NGO), under the auspices of Centre for Information Technology and Development (CITAD) raised a voice against what it described as digital marginalization of women in Nigeria.

Point of View wins Laadli Media Award: “An encouragement to keep fighting for gender equality”
Point of View wins Laadli Media Award: “An encouragement to keep fighting for gender equality” 14 June 2017

APC member in India Point of View is this year’s winner of the South Asian Laadli Media Award for its Deep Dives project, a digital imprint specialising in in-depth storytelling. The award celebrates gender-sensitive journalism and the promotion of a more positive image of women in society.

A conversation on ICT and health financing models in Bangladesh
A conversation on ICT and health financing models in Bangladesh 05 May 2017

Health financing is an area where millions in Bangladesh have a stake. Bringing low - or low-middle-income people under a health safety net is not only good for the overall health of the population, but is also economically beneficial in terms of productivity gain and resource management.

CITAD trains journalists on internet safety and security
CITAD trains journalists on internet safety and security 29 April 2017

The Centre for Information Technology and Development (CITAD) held the second round of an internet safety and security workshop series in March 2017. The workshop, held at the NISTF Hall, Kano, was attended by 55 people including journalists, civil society activists, teachers and leaders of students for peace clubs supported by CITAD in tertiary institutions. Explaining the objectives of the wo...