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Digital Storytelling: All our stories are true and they are ours!
Digital Storytelling: All our stories are true and they are ours! 28 November 2016 APC

Take Back the Tech! campaigners share stories by drawing comics, penning poems, designing graphics, writing blog posts, recording audio, tweeting on hashtags and more. Videos, of course, are popular for storytelling, but how can we approach video-making in a way that ensures our narratives remain our own? At APC we use digital storytelling, where the storyteller has control over all aspects of the process from the initial script to the final product. We work with local communities to do digit...

Tools for movement builders: ICT Toolkit and We Rise – Just Associates
Tools for movement builders: ICT Toolkit and We Rise – Just Associates 19 October 2016

“We want movements that are effective, resilient, visible and safe.” Just Associates facilitated two events at the AWID Forum to launch new and innovative resources contributing to creative and engaged feminist movement building based on the experiences and “living movement building stories” of women’s rights activists. The session convened at the Feminist Internet eXchange Hub, showcased these two vital feminist movement building and communication resources which amplify and share...

We can't do it alone: Connections at AWID 2016
We can't do it alone: Connections at AWID 2016 19 October 2016 Namita Aavriti for GenderIT.org

"There was something malevolent in the inequality, and now I knew it. It acted in the depths, it dug deeper than money.” – Elena Ferrante, The Story of the Lost Child Drum beats resound around the ‘country’ that I come from. For those willing to listen, there is ferment brewing and people gathering to challenge and dismantle caste discrimination and hierarchies that have been prevalent ...

New GenderIT.org edition! Fortitude and change in AWID Forum 2016
New GenderIT.org edition! Fortitude and change in AWID Forum 2016 12 October 2016

In this special edition of GenderIT.org we share the experiences and reflections on the recent AWID Forum, in which a large group of women from APC Women’s Rights Programme and our partners from different countries and regions, participated enthusiastically. With the participation of 1,700 people from 140 countries, this year’s AWID Forum showed that the feminist movement keeps growing stro...

AWID Forum: "This is a story about the present, told as the past, from the gaze of the future"
AWID Forum: "This is a story about the present, told as the past, from the gaze of the future" 10 September 2016 Jac sm Kee

The APC Women’s Rights Programme organised several activities during the 13th AWID International Forum (#AWIDForum), where more than a thousand activists, researchers and feminist techies got together between 8 and 11 September to discuss feminist futures and build collective power for rights and justice. This is the full text written and presented by Jac sm Kee, Women’s Rights Programme, d...

Special Rapporteur on violence against women calls to prioritise online violence against women
Special Rapporteur on violence against women calls to prioritise online violence against women 15 July 2016 Flavia Fascendini

The new Special Rapporteur on violence against women- Dubravka Šimonović presented her first report to the Human Rights Council in their 32nd session. In her first report and in the thematic priorities for her mandate, Šimonović includes “online violence against women as a new challenge”. The Special Rapporteur informs that “while the use of information and communications technology h...

Threats on her phone and footsteps behind her back
Threats on her phone and footsteps behind her back 25 November 2015 Flavia Fascendini

Nina finished her work day at the high-fashion clothing store in the biggest shopping mall in Sarajevo, after tagging the new clothes they had received that morning and placing them on the bright red shelves. She said goodbye to the rest of the staff remaining, and left for home. While walking, she thought Sarajevo looked more beautiful than in her teenage days, long before the whole nightmare ...

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. The investigation asserts that both the violence experienced by women human rights defenders, as well as the impact that such aggressions have on their lives and activism, makes it necessary to adopt protection mechanisms that addr...

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 actual lived practices, experiences and concerns of internet users in the exercise of their sexual rights. The EROTICS case studies showed that while increasing online activity exposes users to certain risks and threats, individuals and collectives are successful in developing means of self-protection...

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. Five snippets from three months. In August, Indian actress Poonam Pandey dons a bikini for the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and posts a video of it on Facebook. Facebook’s reaction? Ban the page, which is followed by 2.1 million peop...

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