Current projects

African School on Internet Governance (AfriSIG)

AfriSIG is a multistakeholder training initiative that aims to give Africans from diverse sectors and stakeholder groups the opportunity to gain knowledge and confidence to participate effectively in internet governance processes and debates. 

All Women Count: Take Back the Tech!

All Women Count: Take Back the Tech! is a four-year project from 2017 to 2020 being coordinated by APC’s Women's Rights Programme under the All Women Count consortium. The consortium’s concern is violence against women, in particular violence experienced by women, girls and trans* people at risk. 

Building EROTICS Networks in India, Nepal and Sri Lanka

Building on a strong pre-existing coalition, this project will strengthen the participation of an already participating country (India, with active network member Point of View), and bring in new actors from two new countries:  Sri Lanka, with Women and Media Collective, and Nepal, with LOOM.

Digital storytelling

The digital storytelling methodology takes people through a creative process of body-mapping, word play and games to reach for the story they want to tell. We explore ways of visually representing a story by shaping it into a poem, letter, animated comic strip, dream and more.

Disco-tech: Bringing the “disco” and the “tech” to the IGF

Disco-techs are informal peer-learning events designed to bridge the gap between technical and political solutions to attacks on internet rights and freedoms. The topics of this event change annually, but we always call it a “Disco-tech” because the format of the event is very unique: we are connecting policy to tech in a social atmosphere.

Feminist Tech Exchange

Feminist Tech eXchange (FTX) creates safe, creative and feminist spaces of exchange and experience where the politics and practice of technology are informed by local and contextual realities of women, and build collective knowledge and ownership.

FIRN: Feminist Internet Research Network

The Feminist Internet Research Network is a three-and-a-half-year collaborative and multidisciplinary research project led by APC, funded by the International Development Research Centre. The project draws on the study “Mapping research in gender and digital technology”, and the Feminist Principles of the Internet collectively crafted by feminists and activists, primarily located in the global South. 

Gender and Internet Governance eXchange

APC believes that the integration of a gender, women’s rights and sexual rights perspective into internet governance conversations and processes is essential if the internet is to fulfil its transformational potential for all. Contributing to this vision, between June and September 2015, we held three regional Gender and Internet Governance eXchanges (gigX) prior to the regional Internet Governance Forums (IGFs) in Asia, Africa, and Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC).

Gender Evaluation Methodology for Internet and ICTs

GEM is an evaluation methodology that integrates a gender analysis into evaluations of initiatives that use information and communication technologies (ICTs) for social change. GEM provides a means for determining whether ICTs are worsening or really improving women’s lives and gender relations, as well as for promoting positive change at the individual, institutional, community and broader social levels. policy monitor, a bilingual project of APC's Women's Rights Programme, is a feminist advocacy space that explores issues related to gender and information and communications technologies.

Global Information Society Watch

Global Information Society Watch (GISWatch) is an annual report co-produced by the APC network and partners, which looks at the progress being made in creating an inclusive information society worldwide (particularly in implementing WSIS goals), encourages critical debate, and strengthens networking and advocacy for a just, inclusive information society.

Human Rights Council

APC participates at the UN Human Rights Council, an intergovernmental body responsible for strengthening the promotion and protection of human rights around the globe, to raise awareness and build support for internet rights.

Internet Governance Forum

The Internet Governance Forum (IGF) is a multistakeholder policy dialogue space convened by the United Nations Secretary General in 2006 to “foster the sustainability, robustness, security, stability and development of the internet.”

Local Access Networks: Can the unconnected connect themselves?

This project aims to address the following questions: Are local access infrastructure models a viable alternative to connecting the unconnected, and if so, what are the circumstances that make them successful? What are the benefits to the local community in terms of well-being, gender equity and social or economic development where connectivity infrastructure is locally owned?

Member Exchange and Travel Fund

The APC Member Exchange and Travel Fund (METF) aims to support member-driven skills sharing, internships, and planning for collaboration among APC members, as well as members’ travel to and participation in events organised by others.

Take Back the Tech!

Take Back the Tech! is a call to everyone, especially women and girls, to take control of technology to end violence against women. It is a global, collaborative campaign project that highlights the problem of tech-related violence against women, together with research and solutions from around the world. Take Back the Tech! leads several campaigns at various points in the year, but our biggest annual campaign takes place during 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence (25 Nov - 10 Dec).

Universal Periodic Review

In partnership with members and networks, APC’s Internet Rights programme advocates for the protection, promotion and respect of human rights at the national level through the Universal Periodic Review (UPR), a unique mechanism of the Human Rights Council involving a review of the human rights records of all UN member states.

World Summit on the Information Society

On 15-16 December 2015, the UN General Assembly held the 10-year review to “take stock of the progress made in the implementation of the outcomes of the WSIS and address potential information and communications technology gaps.” Just as WSIS sought to address pressing internet issues of the day, WSIS+10 addressed the challenges facing today’s global community.

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