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The UN recognises freedom of expression on the internet as a human right
The UN recognises freedom of expression on the internet as a human right 06 July 2012 AL

“The same rights that people have offline must also be protected online,” says an unprecedented resolution approved recently by the Human Rights Council.

Declaration of internet freedom
Declaration of internet freedom 02 July 2012

A collective that believes the internet should be an open and free space has agreed on some basic principles to start a global conversation: expression, access, openness, innovation and privacy. Join APC in supporting the declaration.

New release: The OpenNet Initiative's 2011 Year in Review
New release: The OpenNet Initiative's 2011 Year in Review 08 May 2012 Qichen Zhang

The OpenNet Initiative released its 2011 Year in Review, a collection of the year’s top instances of filtering, surveillance, and information warfare around the globe. The spotlight was on the SOPA and PIPA bills in the US and on Asian and Middle Eastern countries and regimes as well as European and American companies for their role in internet censorship.    

APC member wins $1 million award for work in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania
APC member wins $1 million award for work in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania 17 August 2011 Gates Foundation

APC member in Kenya, the Arid Lands Information Network (ALIN), which provides knowledge and information through a variety of innovative channels in remote communities throughout Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania has received the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation 2011 Access to Learning Award.    

Cambodian villagers take back the tech to end violence against their neighbours
Cambodian villagers take back the tech to end violence against their neighbours 28 April 2011 KB

In Cambodia women are traditionally considered subordinate to men and violence a socially acceptable way to resolve domestic conflicts. Now a grassroots group has brought together the locals and police in 25 villages using education, mobile phones and ham radios to break the silence that keeps violence against women a terrible family secret as part of APC’s Take Back the Tech!    

I don't forward violence! Take a stand and join the campaign
I don't forward violence! Take a stand and join the campaign 27 February 2011

Boyfriends and girlfriends rarely make commitments and plans to delete private photographs of each other when they snap them. What happens when the relationship breaks down and one of them decides to post them online? What about the people who receive and forward the images and videos? In each act of viewing and forwarding, they are continuing and replicating the violence. APC is launching a ne...

Panel Discussion - Take Back the Tech!: Reclaiming Technology for Women's Rights
Panel Discussion - Take Back the Tech!: Reclaiming Technology for Women's Rights 22 February 2011

APC women’s programme staff in 2009 Photo: APC Join the Association for Progressive Communications Women’s Networking Support Programme in a panel discussion – ‘Take Back the Tech!: Reclaiming Technology for Women’s Rights’. In Lesotho rural women are using cell phones to access prices and form agricultural co-ops. In Colombia and Pakistan survivors of violen...

Women's rights and realities transformed by technology
Women's rights and realities transformed by technology 18 February 2011 KB

Can information and communication technologies (ICTs) transform women’s realities? Undoubtedly, yes. This connection between ICTs and the advancement of women’s rights will be addressed during the 55th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) 22 February – 4 March in New York. The CSW is a global policy-making body of the United Nations dedicated to gender equality and the a...

First online petition by Pakistan development sector: Lobbies govt on violence against women
First online petition by Pakistan development sector: Lobbies govt on violence against women 13 February 2011 KB

Women survivors of domestic violence in Pakistan have long endured twofold abuse – not only at home but by a government that does not protect them. In 2009 there was hope the government would step up to protect women from domestic violence – the National Assembly passed the Domestic Violence (Prevention and Protection) Bill, but the bill expired after the Senate failed to pass it. However,...

APC’s Take Back the Tech! video is UN Women's "video of the week"
APC’s Take Back the Tech! video is UN Women's "video of the week" 09 February 2011 KB

APC’s ‘What can you do to end violence against women? Take Back The Tech!’ video is the featured video on the United Nations’ Say NO – UNiTE to End Violence Against Women campaign this week.

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