Toolkits and guides

Feminist Internet Research Domains of Change: Planning and assessment
Feminist Internet Research Domains of Change: Planning and assessment 20 June 2019 This document was compiled and created by Jac sm Kee, with inputs from Tigist S. Hussen, Namita Aavriti, and Katerina Fialova

The Feminist Internet Research Domains of Change diagram created and explored through the FIRN inception meeting is designed to: Provide a framework for research project planning that can identify and prioritise specific fields where impact can be made;  Identify strategies towards that impact by specifying which domain of change the strategy aims to engage with;  Plot pathways for strategies to move between domains of change and field of impact that can be responsive to oppor...

Feminist internet ethical research practices
Feminist internet ethical research practices 20 June 2019

As part of the research hackathon, the WRP team and the peer-advisory committee worked on the first version of the practices document that reflects feminist research practices, politics and values that would be relevant to those in the network, and more broadly in the field of research on internet, feminism and gender. This was then discussed in detail with the research partners in the network. A more detailed transcription of all discussions will be included in the report on the FIRN incepti...

Reorienting rules for rights: A summary of the report on online content regulation by the Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression
Reorienting rules for rights: A summary of the report on online content regulation by the Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression 18 June 2018 APC

Summary of the report on online content regulation by the Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression (A/HRC/38/35). The internet is the greatest tool in history for global access to information and expression. Internet companies have become central platforms for discussion and debate, information access, commerce and human development. C...

Cyberwomen: A self-defense guide with gender perspective
Cyberwomen: A self-defense guide with gender perspective 19 December 2017 Alma Ugarte Pérez, Hedme Sierra Castro and Indira Cornelio Vidal

Cyberwomen is a self-defense guide with gender perspective aimed at offering learning experiences to women human right defenders that work in high-risk environments. The guide is made up of training modules and recommendations focused on specific contexts. The creation of Cyberwomen was a collaborative process between many devoted people and partner organizations. Cyberwomen includes interactiv...

The impact of the internet on human rights in Africa
The impact of the internet on human rights in Africa 01 September 2017 APC

In parts of Africa, governments have promulgated cybercrime legislation which has been used to prosecute and intimidate citizens for making any critical expression against governing regimes. They are also introducing special legislation that suspends or limits online mobilisation. But the internet has also increased, among others, people's ability to organise political activity, and increased t...

Human rights and the internet: The key role of national human rights institutions in protecting human rights in the digital age
Human rights and the internet: The key role of national human rights institutions in protecting human rights in the digital age 21 June 2017

The internet is changing the ways in which people interact, trade, learn and communicate. For those who have got access to it, it is becoming increasingly difficult to imagine life without it. It offers us all kinds of opportunities, including exercising our human rights both online and offline, as different United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council resolutions have established. The internet als...

Inter-American Human Rights System instruments and their application to the digital environment: Training module
Inter-American Human Rights System instruments and their application to the digital environment: Training module 09 July 2016 Luis Fernando García

This module for the APC Internet Rights Are Human Rights training curriculum explores the relationship between human rights as understood in the Inter-American Human Rights System and ICTs such as the internet. It raises the following general questions which should be considered by participants: How has the internet changed people’s lives? What rights have been affected positively or negati...

A guide to help human rights defenders navigate the Universal Periodic Review
A guide to help human rights defenders navigate the Universal Periodic Review 29 June 2016 Deborah Brown and Sheetal Kumar

The guide is designed to help human rights defenders working on human rights online navigate the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) process, with resources and case studies of real life advocacy to help inform and structure engagement. It also provides examples of how the UPR has been used for human rights online, including examples of recommendations that states have accepted relating to the...

ICTs for Feminist Movement Building: Activist Toolkit
ICTs for Feminist Movement Building: Activist Toolkit 05 August 2015 Just Associates (JASS), the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) and Women'sNet, with illustrations by Donovan Ward

We want movements that are effective, resilient, visible and safe. Building feminist communication strategies using ICTs helps us achieve this. ICTs impact us all, so we need to understand them, influence how they are developed, empower ourselves to use them and harness them to make a difference. Across the world, women are using information and communication technologies (ICTs) to support righ...

Digital Security First Aid Kit for Human Rights Defenders (Second edition)
Digital Security First Aid Kit for Human Rights Defenders (Second edition) 31 July 2014 APC

This kit is a contribution from activists for activists to help us be more secure in our digital practices. It’s designed to help activists deal with the most common security issues that might jeopardise the integrity of our devices and communications. Any at-risk user who encounters security-related problems can use this kit to mitigate the immediate consequences and find guidance to address...

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