APC Talk

This section is a space where APC's staff, members and readers can open up conversations on topics that are of interest for the ICT community. It is a space where authors get to be themselves – sometimes to express opinions and challenge the readers on issues and topics that are close to them, sometimes to share their personal experience on an event or a current debate. The views expressed in this section do not necessarily reflect the views of APC or its network, but that does not make them any less valuable.

How women in the global South are reclaiming social media to combat femicide 08 June 2017 Samukelisiwe Mabaso

In May 2017, countless South African women took to Twitter and Facebook to share their experiences of abuse under the hashtag #MenAreTrash. The outpour of tweets and Facebook posts was sparked by the murder of Karabo Mokoena, a 22-year-old woman who was allegedly killed and burned by her boyfriend.

Inside the Information Society: What’s in store? Scenarios for the ICT sector 07 June 2017 David Souter

What's the future for ICTs and Internet? You’ll find different perspectives and priorities in different places.

The internet of memory: First we’ll take Huairou and then we’ll take New York. Hacking the UN to code technology and women’s rights into the system
The internet of memory: First we’ll take Huairou and then we’ll take New York. Hacking the UN to code technology and women’s rights into the system 06 June 2017 Jennifer Radloff

From creating a space in a tent in Huairou to the well-known NGO “alternative space”, Church Centre of the United Nations, to the leather seats and imposing “heart” of the United Nations Headquarters, place of government representatives, we journey with APC Women's Rights Programme.

Tackling the gender digital divide in Africa
Tackling the gender digital divide in Africa 01 June 2017 Koliwe Majama

The emergence of the internet is touted as an opportunity for women in Africa to "play catch up" after years of being "left out". But what are African women’s realities and to what extent can the internet be made accessible to them and have meaningful impact in their lives?

Ten facts about your computer: Health, hardware and the toll on women
Ten facts about your computer: Health, hardware and the toll on women 30 May 2017 Sonia Randhawa for GenderIT.org

This article takes a look at where our hardware comes from, the electronics factories situated in primarily Asian countries, and the challenges facing the people, primarily women, who work there, through ten issues that impact upon women workers in the electronics industry.

Inside the Information Society: ICTs and trade facilitation
Inside the Information Society: ICTs and trade facilitation 21 May 2017 David Souter

Each week David Souter comments on an important issue for APC members and others concerned about the Information Society. This week's blog post looks at ICTs and trade facilitation.

Access and Power: APC at the Stockholm Internet Forum 2017
Access and Power: APC at the Stockholm Internet Forum 2017 15 May 2017 APC

The Stockholm Internet Forum (SIF), an international forum for discussions on how a free, open and secure internet promotes human rights and development worldwide, has started in Stockholm.

Inside the Information Society: ICTs and post-conflict reconstruction
Inside the Information Society: ICTs and post-conflict reconstruction 15 May 2017 David Souter

Each week David Souter comments on an important issue for APC members and others concerned about the Information Society. This week's blog post looks at the relationship between ICTs and post-conflict reconstruction.