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Exploring technology-related violence against women in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Kenya
Exploring technology-related violence against women in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Kenya 21 January 2016

KENYA: Exploring technology-related violence against women This is the sixth in a series of mini editions highlighting the “End violence: Women’s rights and safety online” project. Each edition focuses on one country in which the research was conducted, and brings together major findings, and interviews with the research teams. Drawing on four documented case studies, the Kenya research documents the local characteristics of online violence against women, including an exploration of the...

Democratic Republic of Congo: Violence is too costly for women and girls
Democratic Republic of Congo: Violence is too costly for women and girls 22 November 2012 Si Jeunesse Savait

Online respect, respect As the world is about to celebrate 16 days of activism against gender-based violence, from November 25th to December 10th, 2012, and following the taking of Goma and Sake, two cities in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo by the M23 rebels, Si Jeunesse Savait (SJS), a young feminist and congolese organisation, is concerned by recent developments in the situation, which echoes through the media. Indeed, women and children were kidnapped, girls were raped, several ...

SMS cut off in DRC detrimental to ending violence against women
SMS cut off in DRC detrimental to ending violence against women 20 December 2011

SMS services have been suspended in the Democratic Republic of Congo, allegedly to prevent the spread of electoral related rumours. Mobile services providers and media in DRC announced on November 4th, that by order of the Government, SMS services had been suspended in order to prevent people from sharing results before being are announced by the Elections Commission. As a global civil society...

Women in the “capital of rape” use tech to bring attention to their cause
Women in the “capital of rape” use tech to bring attention to their cause 09 November 2010 Si jeunesse savait

The Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC) capital city of Kinshasa, dubbed the “capital of rape” by the UN special rapporteur Margot Wallström, is a city fraught with violence and remnants of a war-regime. But women in the city are taking charge of their lives and demanding for more security, more services to help women survivors of violence, and an end to the impunity for those who rape,...

Feminist tech Xchange - DRC
Feminist tech Xchange - DRC 05 February 2010

This meeting is part of the MDG3: Strengthening women’s strategic use of ICTs to combat violence against women and girls project run by the APC women’s programme (APC WNSP).

Catalysing Access to ICTs in Africa (CATIA)
Catalysing Access to ICTs in Africa (CATIA) 18 December 2007

CATIA was a three-year project supported by the UK Department for International Development (DFID) to enable Africans to gain maximum benefits from the opportunity offered by ICTs and to act as catalysts for policy reform. APC, as the lead implementer for CATIA on African-led advocacy for ICT policy reform, supported six national advocacy processes in Africa from 2004-6. In the process, we deve...

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