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2013 WSIS Forum: Events on gender equality and women’s empowerment Geneva 13 May 2013 AL for APCNews

If you are planning to attend the World Summit on the Information Society Forum taking place from May 13-17 in Geneva, either in person or remotely, here you can find a compilation of all the events focusing on women’s rights. Tuesday 14 May 9-10:45 Measuring ICT and Gender (Partnership on Measuri...

UN Working Group report addresses tech-related violence against women Pergamino 10 May 2013 Flavia Fascendini for APCNews

Established by the Human Rights Council during its 15th session in September 2010, the Working Group on Discrimination Against Women in Law and Public Life focuses on identifying, promoting and exchanging views, in consultation with States and other actors, on good practices related to the eliminati...

World Telecommunications/ICT Policy Forum: Civil society calls for an open and participatory internet policy making
World Telecommunications/ICT Policy Forum: Civil society calls for an open and participatory internet policy making 10 May 2013 AL for APCNews

The World Telecommunication/ICT Policy Forum is a ITU-sponsored event to exchange views on the key policy issues on information and communication technology (ICTs). The Fifth WTPF will take place in Geneva, Switzerland, from 14 May to 16 May 2013, and members of the APC team will be there. In prepa...

“Yes, this happened to me”: Making progress toward recognition of technology related violence
“Yes, this happened to me”: Making progress toward recognition of technology related violence 07 May 2013 Flavia Fascendini for APCNews

Jan Moolman, “End violence: Women’s rights and safety online” project coordinator APC and its seven country partners have concluded their first year of work on the project End violence: Women’s rights and safety online. APCNews interviewed Jan Moolman, project coordinator, ab...

Freenet? film project launched in Brazil examines internet rights
Freenet? film project launched in Brazil examines internet rights 03 May 2013 Mallory Knodel for APCNews

What do they do with your data? “Who controls the web? On whose behalf? Is there anyone that makes sure that every citizen has access to affordable high speed internet connection? How free are we really to access content? To express ourselves? To keep our privacy?” These are questions that are b...

APC trains participants in internet rights policy at the Hivos workshop “IG in the MENA Region”
APC trains participants in internet rights policy at the Hivos workshop “IG in the MENA Region” 02 May 2013 Mawaki Chango for APCNews

IRHR training in MENA region (Mawaki for Hivos)At a workshop on internet governance (IG) in the Middle East and North Africa (IGMENA) held from 16 to 19 March in Tunis, APC presented opportunities for civil society engagement in IG and public policy processes. The specific title of the workshop was ...

UN member states must hold Azerbaijan to account for deteriorating human rights situation
UN member states must hold Azerbaijan to account for deteriorating human rights situation ARTICLE 19 30 April 2013 for ARTICLE 19

International Partnership Group on Azerbaijan The member states of the United Nations should hold Azerbaijan to account during its Universal Periodic Review (UPR) on 30 April 2013 for its failure to protect basic human rights. The International Partnership Group on Azerbaijan, coordinated by ARTICLE...