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Pioneering research launched on tech driven violence against women in Pakistan Islamabad 02 October 2014 By Bytes for All for APCNews

Technology based violence is exposing women to the entire spectrum of conceivable harms in Pakistan. Victims of technology based violence have suffered physical violence ranging from rape to attempted assassination, psycho-social harms and loss of development opportunities. This was revealed in a re...

9th IGF: Feminist talks scale over the walls of internet governance 29 September 2014 By GenderIT.org for APCNews

This edition of GenderIT.org offers reflections from feminist and queer activists who participated in the Internet Governance Forum held on 2-5 September 2014 in Istanbul, Turkey. These feminist talks on internet governance help scale over the still relatively thick walls that tend to divide gender ...

The IACHR hosts thematic hearing on internet and human rights
The IACHR hosts thematic hearing on internet and human rights 29 September 2014 By VB for APCNews

The Center for Studies on Freedom of Expression and Access to Information, Derechos Digitales, Karisma Foundation, the Association for Progressive Communications, the Center for Technology and Society of the Getulio Vargas Foundation, and the Association for Civil Rights will participate in a themat...

Emma Watson, trolls and a feminist internet
Emma Watson, trolls and a feminist internet GenderIT.org 25 September 2014 By Jac sm Kee for GenderIT.org

Within days of her highly visible and publicised speech, Emma Watson became the subject and target of violence. The threat and reality of using women’s sexualised bodies as weapons to humiliate them, shut them up or blackmail them into submission are increasingly prevalent expressions of violence ...

New Government in Iraq Must Address The Root Causes of Extremism
New Government in Iraq Must Address The Root Causes of Extremism 23 September 2014 By APC, ICSSI, Un Ponte Per for APCNews

Far-reaching political and social reforms are essential to confront the root causes of extremism in Iraq, Iraqi and international human rights groups said today in a joint statement.

Activists talk censorship and circumvention at Disco-tech Istanbul
Activists talk censorship and circumvention at Disco-tech Istanbul 22 September 2014 By Alexandra Groome for APCNews

On 1 September 2014, APC, Tactical Tech and Web Foundation brought together over 150 techies, human rights defenders and rights activists in Istanbul to attend the ninth Internet Governance Forum to a peer-learning event called Disco-tech.    

New APC Board of Directors elected for 2014-2016
New APC Board of Directors elected for 2014-2016 19 September 2014 By Flavia Fascendini for APCNews

On 8 June during the APC Member Meeting in Barcelona, Spain, our organisational members elected a new board of directors for the next three years. APC is proud to have a board on which the majority of directors are women and based in the global South.    

APC joins statement to Human Rights Council on protection of women human rights defenders
APC joins statement to Human Rights Council on protection of women human rights defenders 17 September 2014 By WHRD IC for APCNews

APC and other member organisations of the Women Human Rights Defenders International Coalition sent a statement to the UN Human Rights Council’s 27th session to address the fact that women human rights defenders (WHRDs) are targeted for murder, kidnapping, torture, rape and harassment because ...

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