Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs (DGIS)

The DGIS provided core support to APC for the period 2004-2008. From 2005 to 2008 it also provided a theme-based co-financing programme operating grant (management systems). From 2009, the DGIS supported APC’s women’s programme in their work against violence against women.

Gender and Internet Governance eXchange happening in Macau, Asia
Gender and Internet Governance eXchange happening in Macau, Asia 15 June 2015

To start off our series of Gender and Internet Governance eXchanges (gigX), APC in collaboration with an APC member in the Philippines, the Foundation for Media Alternatives, will hold a 2-day event on the 29 and 30 June 2015. Between 10 to 15 women’s rights, internet rights and sexual rights advocates from the region will exchange knowledge on the intersections of women’s rights and internet governance, just prior to the Asia Pacific Regional Internet Governance Forum.

Research findings on technology-based violence against women launched at 59th session of the CSW
Research findings on technology-based violence against women launched at 59th session of the CSW 12 March 2015 Flavia Fascendini

The Association for Progressive Communications Women’s Rights Programme (APC WRP) has organised the panel “Ending violence against women online: Effective responses to promote women’s rights and safety” to be held on Friday 13 March at 10:30 AM at the Armenian Convention Center, New York, as a side event at the 59th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW).

From impunity to justice: Improving corporate policies to end technology-related violence against women
From impunity to justice: Improving corporate policies to end technology-related violence against women 09 March 2015 Rima Athar

Between April 2013 and June 2014, the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) carried out a multi-country research project entitled “Ending violence: Women’s rights and safety online”. The project explored the adequacy and effectiveness of domestic legal remedies and corporate policies/redress mechanisms to address the issue of technology-related violence against women (VAW). &nb...

From impunity to justice: Domestic legal remedies for cases of technology-related violence against women
From impunity to justice: Domestic legal remedies for cases of technology-related violence against women 09 March 2015 Women’s Legal and Human Rights Bureau, Inc. for the "End violence: Women´s rights and safety online" project

The present research seeks to examine the availability and effectiveness of existing domestic legal remedies for survivors of technology-related VAW to access justice and to prevent such violence from occurring. This research was carried out between April 2013 and June 2014 by the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) as part of a multi-country project entitled “Ending violence: Wo...

From impunity to justice: Improving corporate policies to end technology-related violence against women - Summary
From impunity to justice: Improving corporate policies to end technology-related violence against women - Summary 26 February 2015 Rima Athar for the "End violence: women's rights and safety online" project

This report explores women’s experiences of and demands for corporate accountability in cases of technology-related violence against women as highlighted by the APC seven-country research initiative, “End violence: Women’s rights and safety online”.

Good questions on technology-related violence
Good questions on technology-related violence 29 January 2015 Namita Malhotra for APC's "End violence: Women's rights and safety online" project

Between April 2013 and June 2014, the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) carried out its multi-country research exploring the adequacy and effectiveness of domestic legal remedies and corporate policies/redress mechanisms to address the issue of technology-related violence against women (VAW). This paper written by Namita Malhotra draws heavily on the final research reports from t...

Cases on women’s experiences of technology-related VAW and their access justice
Cases on women’s experiences of technology-related VAW and their access justice 29 January 2015 APC

The case summaries are based on in-depth case studies mapping women’s experiences of technology-related VAW and their attempts to access justice either through domestic legal remedy or corporate grievance mechanisms. The original case studies were documented as part of the Association for Progressive Communication’s (APC) seven-country research initiative, “From impunity to justice: Explo...

Highlights on tech-related violence against women in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Mexico and the Philippines
Highlights on tech-related violence against women in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Mexico and the Philippines 14 November 2014 Flavia Fascendini

APC’s “End violence: Women’s rights and safety online” project has achieved several milestones in the last few years, through the engagement of seven country partners who have explored the dynamics of tech-related violence against women (VAW) in their local contexts, and worked with different stakeholders in the process. 2014 opened up new possibilities and challenges for partners, and ...

Pioneering research launched on tech driven violence against women in Pakistan
Pioneering research launched on tech driven violence against women in Pakistan 02 October 2014 Bytes for All

Technology based violence is exposing women to the entire spectrum of conceivable harms in Pakistan. Victims of technology based violence have suffered physical violence ranging from rape to attempted assassination, psycho-social harms and loss of development opportunities. This was revealed in a research report launched by Bytes for All, Pakistan in Islamabad on September, followed by a panel ...

End violence: Most significant change story from Pakistan
End violence: Most significant change story from Pakistan 08 September 2014 Gul Bukhari from Bytes for All

The APC End violence: Women’s rights and safety online project is changing women’s lives. We wanted to offer a closer, more personal look at individual women whose lives have been significantly impacted by the initiative. This week, we share the story of Urooj Zia, a woman living in Karachi, Pakistan, who started the platform Laalteyn after learning through digital training by Bytes for All...