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On International Sex Worker Rights Day, sign our petition to the UN Montreal 01 March 2013 Mallory Knodel for APC

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E-waste in Latin America: The dark side of ICTs? 27 February 2013 Valeria Betancourt for Info 25

APC at the Commission on the Status of Women in New York
APC at the Commission on the Status of Women in New York 27 February 2013 Flavia Fascendini for APCNews

See below APC’s full statement and the executive summary The scenario The Commission on the Status of Women will take place from 4 to 15 March 2013. The Commission meets annually for a period of ten working days at United Nations Headquarters in New York. This year’s priority theme is “Eli...

EROTICS India: Networking on regulation of sexuality and the internet
EROTICS India: Networking on regulation of sexuality and the internet 26 February 2013 Caroline Tagny for APCNews

In the first phase of the EROTICS project, research was conducted in Brazil, Lebanon, India, South Africa and the US with marginalized sections of society who use the internet to exercise their sexual rights. This research produced much needed insights into what women and marginalized sexual minorit...

APC signs on with civil society to demand inclusion at the WTPF
APC signs on with civil society to demand inclusion at the WTPF 22 February 2013 Mallory Knodel for APCNews

Baku in APC’s rear-view mirror
Baku in APC’s rear-view mirror 22 February 2013 FD for APC

The wealth of topics and depth of discussion was impressive. The good quality of dialogues and true commitment to Enhanced Cooperation makes APC believe that the IGF remains the most legitimate and effective space for internet policy discussions. Lights on internet rights APC noticed that the inters...

Wireless for Communities (W4C) Programme: Connecting remotest communities of India through unlicensed wireless spectrum
Wireless for Communities (W4C) Programme: Connecting remotest communities of India through unlicensed wireless spectrum 21 February 2013 DEF for APCNews

Information is power! However, creating an equitable society is one of the core challenges in India. Indians constitute about 17% of the world’s population, yet about 35% of the world’s poor and 40% of the illiterates in the world. When 70% of India’s population is residing in vill...

Enhanced Cooperation at the WSIS+10 review event
Enhanced Cooperation at the WSIS+10 review event 21 February 2013 Mallory Knodel for APC

At the first WSIS+10 review event in Paris, France from February 25 – 27, 2013, APC is co-organising an event on Enhanced Cooperation with ISOC and ICC-BASIS. Last November, at the 2012 Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in Baku, Azerbaijan, APC co-hosted a pre-event on Internet Governance (IG) &...