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World Telecommunications/ICT Policy Forum: Closing statement by civil society 17 May 2013 AL for APCNews

Matthew Shears reading the statement as a representative of civil society.From 14-16 May the World Telecommunication/ICT Policy Forum took place in Geneva. APC and other civil society representatives presented a closing statement calling on the International Telecommunication Union and all participa...

APCNews interviews Alex Comninos on developing a cybersecurity agenda for civil society Bogota 16 May 2013 Shawna Finnegan for APCNews

“While governments, militaries, intelligence agencies and the private sector are taking the lead in steering cybersecurity debate and policies, civil society needs to engage in cybersecurity on an equal footing.” As part of its Internet Rights are Human Rights project, APC has released a new iss...

WSIS Forum: Dialogue on integrating gender equality, women's empowerment and ICT
WSIS Forum: Dialogue on integrating gender equality, women's empowerment and ICT 15 May 2013 Flavia Fascendini for APCNews

Many gender equality and women’s empowerment related events are taking place at the World Summit on the Information Society Forum from May 13-17 in Geneva. As “ICTs are increasingly leveraged as an innovative development tools because they promote more engaged and empowered citizens, flows of in...

APC at the World Summit on the Information Society Forum 2013
APC at the World Summit on the Information Society Forum 2013 13 May 2013 AL for APCNews

The ICT for development community is gathering in Geneva from 13-17 May 2013 to discuss the implementation of WSIS documents and principles. These are some of the events where APC will be participating: What: High Level Substantive Session on ICTs and the post2015 Goals When: Thursday May 16, 14:00-...

2013 WSIS Forum: Events on gender equality and women’s empowerment
2013 WSIS Forum: Events on gender equality and women’s empowerment 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
UN Working Group report addresses tech-related violence against women 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...