A feminist internet

From impunity to justice: Improving corporate policies to end technology-related violence against women - Summary
From impunity to justice: Improving corporate policies to end technology-related violence against women - Summary 26 February 2015 Rima Athar for the "End violence: women's rights and safety online" project

This report explores women’s experiences of and demands for corporate accountability in cases of technology-related violence against women as highlighted by the APC seven-country research initiative, “End violence: Women’s rights and safety online”.

Good questions on technology-related violence
Good questions on technology-related violence 29 January 2015 Namita Malhotra for APC's "End violence: Women's rights and safety online" project

Between April 2013 and June 2014, the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) carried out its multi-country research exploring the adequacy and effectiveness of domestic legal remedies and corporate policies/redress mechanisms to address the issue of technology-related violence against women (VAW). This paper written by Namita Malhotra draws heavily on the final research reports from that project.

AWID and the Women Human Rights Defenders International Coalition are re-launching “Our right to safety: Women human rights defenders' holistic approach to protection”
AWID and the Women Human Rights Defenders International Coalition are re-launching “Our right to safety: Women human rights defenders' holistic approach to protection” 10 December 2014 AWID and WHRD IC

This publication provides a reflection on the complex situations of women defenders who face threats and violations as a result of their work defending human rights.  

Take Back the Tech! campaign wins ITU award for gender equality in tech
Take Back the Tech! campaign wins ITU award for gender equality in tech 28 October 2014 Flavia Fascendini

APC’s Take Back the Tech! campaign was globally acclaimed for its “efforts to reduce threats online and building women’s confidence and security in the use of ICTs,” winning first place on this first edition of the prize from over 360 nominations and 37 finalists from more than 70 countries.    

EROTICS Global Survey 2013-2014: Sexual rights and the impact of regulatory frameworks and control mechanisms
EROTICS Global Survey 2013-2014: Sexual rights and the impact of regulatory frameworks and control mechanisms 24 October 2014 Horacio Sívori and Bruno Zilli

The EROTICS project looks at the impact of regulatory frameworks and control mechanisms on the lived practices, experiences and concerns of internet users in the exercise of their sexual rights.

Never mind the nipples: Sex, gender and social media
Never mind the nipples: Sex, gender and social media 16 September 2014 Bishakha Datta

This article is based on the speech given by Bishakha Datta at the Disco-Tech event organised by APC that took place at the 2014 Internet Governance Forum in Turkey.

Feminist Principles of the Internet
Feminist Principles of the Internet 09 September 2014 APC

Over three days, the participants discussed and debated intersections of gender, sexuality, and the internet – not only as a tool – but as a new public space. In thinking through these issues, the participants at the meeting developed a set of 15 Feminist Principles of the Internet. These are designed to be an evolving document that informs our work on gender and technology, as well as infl...

APC launches "Feminist Principles of the Internet" at 2014 Internet Governance Forum
APC launches "Feminist Principles of the Internet" at 2014 Internet Governance Forum 03 September 2014 Nadine Moawad

On 1 September 2014, APC launched the “Feminist Principles of the Internet” at the Sexual Rights Pre-Event of the 2014 Internet Governance Forum in Istanbul, Turkey.    

New GenderIT.org edition on gender, sexuality and the internet
New GenderIT.org edition on gender, sexuality and the internet 29 August 2014 Flavia Fascendini

Most of the material featured in this edition draws on the debates that took place during the Global meeting on gender, sexuality and the internet in Port Dickson, Malaysia, and takes them further. We proudly introduce the evolving Feminist Principles of the Internet drafted with the participation of many activists, and the first research outputs from the “End violence: Women’s rights and s...

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