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Cyberwomen: A self-defense guide with gender perspective
Cyberwomen: A self-defense guide with gender perspective 19 December 2017 Alma Ugarte Pérez, Hedme Sierra Castro and Indira Cornelio Vidal

Cyberwomen is a self-defense guide with gender perspective aimed at offering learning experiences to women human right defenders that work in high-risk environments. The guide is made up of training modules and recommendations focused on specific contexts. The creation of Cyberwomen was a collaborative process between many devoted people and partner organizations. Cyberwomen includes interactive games, as well as audio-visual and graphic materials, as instructional aids for trainers. You can ...

Latin America in a Glimpse: Gender, feminism and the internet in Latin America
Latin America in a Glimpse: Gender, feminism and the internet in Latin America 18 December 2017 Derechos Digitales

During the last three years, Latin America in a Glimpse has been an annual recount of the most relevant events in Latin America in terms of technology and human rights. This summary allows readers to get an idea of the scene in the region regarding: relevant issues discussed, emerging threats, the response of public policies to the challenges projected by technology and the role that civil society organizations are playing in those scenarios. We also wanted to highlight the work that each of ...

The internet, sexual expression and online violence in Nepal: Interview with LOOM, Nepal
The internet, sexual expression and online violence in Nepal: Interview with LOOM, Nepal 16 December 2017 Kumud Rana

LOOM is a Nepal-based feminist organisation that works towards harnessing the collective power of women through multi-generational activism especially around sexual rights and sexual citizenship. It aims to enhance young women’s leadership capacities by engaging them in a collective process of producing new and diverse feminist knowledges that challenge the status quo. One of the ways it...

Drawing a line between 'vulgarity' and lack of consent: Interview with Point of View
Drawing a line between 'vulgarity' and lack of consent: Interview with Point of View 16 December 2017 Nadika

Obscenity, vulgarity, modesty, culture and tradition: these are the biggest topics of discussion in India. And has been for much of its post-colonial existence. Even as women every day fight to get their rapists brought to justice, and a list of sexual predators in academic circles in the country has split the women’s movement into two (or more), with one older, established group blaming the ...

Voices on sex, rights and violence from South Asia
Voices on sex, rights and violence from South Asia 16 December 2017 Ethan Zuckerman for Global Voices

As censorship, sexual assault, and violence against women in the South Asian subcontinent continue to rise, a refreshing gender diverse panel discussed sexual rights of women and laws that discriminate against public expression of sexuality in South Asia. Valentina hvale Pellizzer of the Association of Progressive Communications (APC) directs a new project called EROTICS South Asia focused on r...

Making a feminist internet: Building movements, remembering resistance, hacking security and care
Making a feminist internet: Building movements, remembering resistance, hacking security and care 12 November 2017 GenderIT.org

Over 80 people engaged in wildly different kinds of feminist activism across the world gathered together to discuss what does it mean to build movements around feminist principles, women’s rights, sexuality and related issues in the digital age. From the cataclysmic and profoundly loud speaking out that took place spontaneously across varied contexts with #metoo to understanding, owning and b...

APC members in 2016: Pushing the agenda for digital inclusion of women
APC members in 2016: Pushing the agenda for digital inclusion of women 26 October 2017 Centre for Information Technology and Development 

This member story was featured in the 2016 APC Annual Report, as part of our work on a feminist internet. Women in Nigeria are digitally marginalised, especially in the northern part of the country where culture, religion and low female educational levels have combined to shut out women and girls from the internet. As part of the effort to overcome this, the Centre for Information Technolo...

APC members in 2016: Women’s hackathon for greener ICT
APC members in 2016: Women’s hackathon for greener ICT 24 October 2017 Sulá Batsú

This member story was featured in the 2016 APC Annual Report, as part of our work on use and development. Sulá Batsú’s TIC-as programme organised its second Women’s Hackathon in 2016 – this time on the subject of Greening ICT. The event was supported, in part, by an APC member project grant for local implementation of APC’s strategic plan. TIC-as seeks to position women...

APC members in 2016: Training for a new generation of IT Girls
APC members in 2016: Training for a new generation of IT Girls 24 October 2017 One World Platform

This member story was featured in the 2016 APC Annual Report, as part of our work on use and development. In June 2016, IT Girls, a UN-sponsored project, approached the One World Platform team with a proposal to become partners along with Microsoft BH and contribute to the project by providing training. IT Girls organised two days of training in five smaller cities across Bosnia ...

New APC member Kéfir: "We need to create together digital neighbourhoods where we can operate without fear"
New APC member Kéfir: "We need to create together digital neighbourhoods where we can operate without fear" 26 September 2017

Kéfir, based in Mexico, is a free/libre tech feminist cooperative for activists, human right defenders, journalists, civil society organisations, collectives and artists that aims to build safe and free (as in freedom) spaces on the internet.  In August 2017, they joined the APC network. In this interview, they talked with APC about trust, fear and the need to create digital neighbou...

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