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NGOs disappointed by weak promises on human rights in Malaysia GENEVA 20 March 2014 By COMANGO

The UN Human Rights Council officially adopted the outcome report on Malaysia’s second Universal Periodic Review (UPR) today. “It is disappointing that while Malaysia received the most recommendations regarding the abolition of the death penalty, all such recommendations were rejected,” said a...

LAC countries submit position letter on CSW58 agreed conclusions Pergamino 19 March 2014 By Flavia Fascendini for APCNews

The position of Latin American and Caribbean countries on the CSW58 agreed conclusions emphasises the inseparable link that exists between human rights and development. The signing organisations, which include APC, also express concern over the non-incorporation of the human rights of women in the a...

Leading up to the Beijing Review: Strategising for Section J
Leading up to the Beijing Review: Strategising for Section J Isis International 19 March 2014 By Isis International

A strategising meeting for Beijing Platform for Action Section J was held on 13 March during this year’s CSW 58. The meeting was attended by representatives of APC, Isis International, Women and Media Collective, and Search for Common Ground, to plan for Beijing+20, emphasising Section J concerns,...

CSW58: Jan Moolman from APC explains centrality of media and ICTs in conversations about development
CSW58: Jan Moolman from APC explains centrality of media and ICTs in conversations about development 17 March 2014 By Gender Links for APCNews

As part of an NGO parallel event at CSW58, hosted by the Southern Africa Gender Protocol Alliance and Gender Links, Jan Moolman, Women’s Rights Programme project coordinator from APC, explains how important information and communication technologies and the media are in advancing gender equali...

Join the People Links digital gathering to discuss technology-related violence against women
Join the People Links digital gathering to discuss technology-related violence against women People Link 14 March 2014 By AL for People Link

Join us on Thursday 27 March to discuss technology-related violence against women and the tensions that exist between combating hate speech versus the right to freedom of expression with Erika Smith from APC’s Women’s Rights Programme.

APC welcomes NTIA announcement on transition of key internet domain name functions
APC welcomes NTIA announcement on transition of key internet domain name functions 14 March 2014 By APCNews

APC welcomes the announcement made by the United States Commerce Department’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) of its ‘intent to transition key internet domain name functions to the global multi-stakeholder community.’

Our Right to Safety: Publication addresses women human rights defenders’ approach to protection
Our Right to Safety: Publication addresses women human rights defenders’ approach to protection AWID 11 March 2014 By Inmaculada Barcia for AWID

AWID, in collaboration with members of the Women Human Rights Defenders International Coalition, has developed this publication in an effort to assess the various mechanisms developed to provide protection to WHRDs at risk, including initiatives developed by national governments and regional and int...

APC member FMA continues to fight for internet freedom despite passage of "Cyber Martial Law"
APC member FMA continues to fight for internet freedom despite passage of "Cyber Martial Law" 11 March 2014 By Foundation for Media Alternatives for APCNews

The Foundation for Media Alternatives is dismayed by the Philippine Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the constitutionality of the majority of provisions in a cyber crime law that the organisation views as oppressive, susceptible to abuse, and against the fundamental liberties guaranteed by t...

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