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Point of View, APC's new member in India: “We're kindred spirits – we care about the same things” Pergamino 23 May 2016 Flavia Fascendini for APCNews

Point of View is a Mumbai-based non-profit organisation that brings the perspectives of women into community, social, cultural and public domains through media, art and culture. They work across five programme areas, on groundbreaking topics: Fighting For Headspace (to place the broad concept of gen...

How can the internet help realise the right to education? The South African case
How can the internet help realise the right to education? The South African case 16 May 2016 Andrew Rens for APC

The right to education and the internet. Case study on the role of the internet in provision and accessibility of educational resources in South Africa As part of our research project Connecting your rights: Economic, social and cultural rights (ESCRs) and the internet, we have produced a case study...

RightsCon 2016: “A mandatory meeting on internet rights, but more global South perspectives are needed”
RightsCon 2016: “A mandatory meeting on internet rights, but more global South perspectives are needed” 13 May 2016 APC

RightsCon 2016 RightsCon is a mandatory meeting point for those interested in promoting the full exercise of human rights online, Valeria Betancourt, APC’s Communications and Information Policy Programme manager, said in regards to this annual event, which took place this year between 30 March...

Joint UPR submission highlights women's rights and the internet in Uganda
Joint UPR submission highlights women's rights and the internet in Uganda 11 May 2016 APC for APCNews

By Ruslik0 – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0Access to the internet, mobile telephony and other means of communication facilitated by technology have long been identified by researchers and policy makers alike as central to promoting the empowerment of women and marginalised communities. From creating oppor...

WSIS 2016: "On its own, internet access is not enough. Let's build greater social equality"
WSIS 2016: "On its own, internet access is not enough. Let's build greater social equality" 06 May 2016 APC

The World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) process is considered a cornerstone of international norms and discourse on internet policy and governance. As the process marks its 11th anniversary, the ‘ICT for development’ community met in Geneva between 2-6 May to continue to work for a pe...