Human rights and ICTs

A framework for developing gender-responsive cybersecurity policy: Literature review
A framework for developing gender-responsive cybersecurity policy: Literature review 07 December 2022 APC

This literature review explores how cybersecurity as a gendered space has been addressed in research, as a contribution to the framework developed by APC to promote more gender-sensitive cybersecurity policy.

A framework for developing gender-responsive cybersecurity policy: Norms, standards and guidelines
A framework for developing gender-responsive cybersecurity policy: Norms, standards and guidelines 06 December 2022 APC

There are numerous tools, agendas and frameworks that cybersecurity policy makers can draw upon when seeking to promote a gender perspective within local or multilateral cybersecurity.This paper presents an overview of the most relevant of these instruments.

Celebrating 15 years of GISWatch: "An album of photos built with thoughtful criteria"
Celebrating 15 years of GISWatch: "An album of photos built with thoughtful criteria" 05 December 2022 Florencia Roveri

Part of the GISWatch 15th anniversary series, this piece comes from Florencia Roveri, a long-standing author from our network member Nodo TAU, who has been contributing significantly to Argentina country reports since the inception of GISWatch. 

Towards digital authoritarianism in Nepal: Surveillance, data collection, and online repression
Towards digital authoritarianism in Nepal: Surveillance, data collection, and online repression 05 December 2022 Samik Kharel

The government’s COVID-19 response opened the door to various threats to human and digital rights. With the influence of its neighbours with poor rights records, Nepal must decide on its own path if it envisions a democratic digital ecosystem.

The Hidden Codes that Shape Our Expression: Understanding How Social Media Algorithms Obstruct Feminist Expression and How Malaysian Women Navigate the Challenges
The Hidden Codes that Shape Our Expression: Understanding How Social Media Algorithms Obstruct Feminist Expression and How Malaysian Women Navigate the Challenges 01 December 2022 Serene Lim

This research intends to better understand the barriers and biases resulting from algorithms in women’s access to freedom of opinion and expression, and to examine how they navigate these algorithms to create the much-needed space to speak out, to be heard, and to occupy digital spaces.

APC statement at the opening of the 2022 Internet Governance Forum
APC statement at the opening of the 2022 Internet Governance Forum 29 November 2022 APC

This IGF is taking place when the effects of overlapping global crises such as the weakening of democracy, wars, and the worsening of the environmental situation and climate change are felt strongly but differently in different contexts. What does all this mean for internet governance?

GISWatch 2021-2022 report on “Digital futures for a post-pandemic world" has launched!
GISWatch 2021-2022 report on “Digital futures for a post-pandemic world" has launched! 29 November 2022 Various

The 2021-2022 Global Information Society Watch (GISWatch) report has launched! “Digital futures for a post-pandemic world" is a global exploration of responses to some of the fundamental questions brought by the pandemic and impacting our advocacy around digital technology.

Seeding change: AZUR Développement raises awareness on gender-based violence in the Republic of Congo
Seeding change: AZUR Développement raises awareness on gender-based violence in the Republic of Congo 24 November 2022 Maja Romano

What impact can 16 days make in the fight to end violence against women? In the Republic of Congo, AZUR Développement embarked on a powerful sensitisation campaign across four communities to raise awareness on gender-based violence.

GISWatch 2021-2022 Sneak Peek! Read a selection of full-length reports on our digital futures post-pandemic
GISWatch 2021-2022 Sneak Peek! Read a selection of full-length reports on our digital futures post-pandemic 22 November 2022 Various

The 2021-2022 edition of Global Information Society Watch (GISWatch) will be officially launching at the IGF next month, and this is your chance to have a first look at full-length reports in this special GISWatch 2021-2022 Sneak Peek!

Joint civil society statement on the outcomes of UNGA 77 Third Committee
Joint civil society statement on the outcomes of UNGA 77 Third Committee 22 November 2022 Various

APC and other organisations marked the conclusion of the UN General Assembly's 77th Third Committee session with observations on some thematic and country-specific resolutions considered at this session and called on states to implement the commitments made in the resolutions adopted there.

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