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Violence against women documentation and reporting system from the Philippines
Violence against women documentation and reporting system from the Philippines 30 July 2008 AL

Case documentation system The National Commission on the Role of Filipino Women employed the technical know-how of WomensHub to study and develop the technical specifications for an integrated database on cases of violence against women (VAW) in the country. The data will be gathered from local front-line units of the government: the police, social workers, hospitals and judicial offices. This VAW Documentation and Reporting System aims to provide an accurate record of the number of VAW cas...

Connecting South African rural paralegal advice offices
Connecting South African rural paralegal advice offices 30 July 2008 AL

Ungana-Afrika has for a long time been preaching the importance of bundling capacity building with any technology project. In 2007, they were able to demonstrate the value of this approach through their Rural Connectivity project in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa.

Blogging on the impact of multilateral finance institutions in Uruguay
Blogging on the impact of multilateral finance institutions in Uruguay 30 July 2008 AL

Watchdogs ITeM has been coordinating IFIwatchnet since 2005. This novel initiative in international NGO networking, currently in its sixth year of operation, connects organisations worldwide that monitor international financial institutions (IFIs) such as the World Bank, the IMF and regional development banks. Formed in response to a call by civil society groups to maximise the effectiveness o...

Participatory videos for NGOs and volunteers in Italy
Participatory videos for NGOs and volunteers in Italy 30 July 2008 APC

Cine Kinè During 2007, Kinè ran a “Show! Your Story” workshop on audiovisual communication for national associations working in international solidarity and cooperation. Trained by Italian filmmakers and producers, the participants learned how to think about their subjects from a cinematic perspective and translate their stories into videos, documentaries and audiovisuals for social deve...

Costa Rican cooperative joins APC
Costa Rican cooperative joins APC 14 July 2008 AL

APC’s new member Sulá Batsu is a cooperative operating in Costa Rica since 2005. It sees itself as a collective workspace for social change. It’s experience spans over the sharing of knowledge, social economy and information and communication technologies. APCNews interviewed Margarita Salas of Sulá Batsú in order to grasp the challenges associated with the cooperative model, the...

APC's thoughts on the IGF
APC's thoughts on the IGF 07 July 2008 LC and AE

Following the IGF, APC has taken some time to reflect on its involvement at the IGF, improvements and problematic areas of the event in general, and areas APC should work on for future events.

Mobile phones and poverty reduction: Can this shortcut work in Latin America?
Mobile phones and poverty reduction: Can this shortcut work in Latin America? 02 April 2008 Natalia Uval

Mobile phones can be the way into the information society for lower income people and less developed regions. Some structural factors help: mobile phones do not require either electricity or special training and the costs of connectivity are much lower than those of landline telephones.

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Why did ten APC members from around the world decide it was time to set up ICT policy portals in their countries?
Why did ten APC members from around the world decide it was time to set up ICT policy portals in their countries? 07 June 2004 KH

Ten APC members have created national portal websites tracking communications and information related policy in a joint initiative. The portals have been set up in Argentina, Australia, Bulgaria, Colombia, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Italy, Mexico, the Philippines, South Africa, Spain, the UK and Uruguay. APCNews asked some of the site administrators who were still putting last minute tou...

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