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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

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).    

Infographic: 4 reasons women struggle to access justice in tech-based VAW
Infographic: 4 reasons women struggle to access justice in tech-based VAW 09 March 2015

Did you know that less than half of reported cases of technology-based violence against women (VAW) are investigated by the authorities? Check this infographic to know more about our “From impunity to justice: Exploring corporate and legal remedies for technology-related violence against women” research findings.

From impunity to justice: Domestic legal remedies for cases of technology-related violence against women - Summary
From impunity to justice: Domestic legal remedies for cases of technology-related violence against women - Summary 03 March 2015

This is a summary of the research report “From impunity to justice: Domestic legal remedies for cases of technology-related violence against women”, by the Women’s Legal and Human Rights Bureau. This summary was prepared by Richa Kaul Padte. The present report seeks to examine existing domestic legal remedies for survivors of technology-related violence against women (VAW) to access justi...

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

The present report explores women’s experiences of and demands for corporate accountability in cases of technology-related violence against women (VAW) as highlighted by the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) seven-country research initiative, “End violence: Women’s rights and safety online”, conducted in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Colombia, the Democratic Republic of Congo (...

Good questions on technology-related violence
Good questions on technology-related violence 29 January 2015

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

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...

Use of ICTs to improve access to justice and health for women and children victims of sexual and domestic violence in the Republic of Congo. A Survey Report
Use of ICTs to improve access to justice and health for women and children victims of sexual and domestic violence in the Republic of Congo. A Survey Report 13 November 2014

This survey, conducted in Pointe-Noire and Nkayi, has enabled the identification of the recurrent forms of violence to which women are subject in these two towns; the identification of the obstacles to access to justice and health; an inventory of the use of information and communication technologies in fighting violence against women; and the proposal of recommendations for civil society, part...

Online mapping to end sexual, domestic violence: Report on research in the Republic of Congo
Online mapping to end sexual, domestic violence: Report on research in the Republic of Congo 13 November 2014

In the Republic of Congo, there was no previous experience in using online mapping to advance the rights of women and children. However, in the area of combating violence against women and girls, an analysis of the response to sexual violence was carried out by UNICEF in 2008 in the aftermath of the armed conflict in the Congo. In addition, the Congolese Association to Combat Violence Against W...

Global Information Society Watch 2014: Communications surveillance in the digital age
Global Information Society Watch 2014: Communications surveillance in the digital age 18 September 2014

This Global Information Society Watch tracks the state of communications surveillance in 59 countries across the world – countries as diverse as Hungary, India, Argentina, The Gambia, Lebanon and the United Kingdom. Each country report approaches the issue from a different perspective.    

End violence: Internet intermediaries and violence against women online
End violence: Internet intermediaries and violence against women online 26 August 2014

A recent report, “Internet intermediaries and violence against women online” released by the Association for Progressive Communications for the “End violence: Women’s rights and safety online” project, analyses the policies and redress framework of the three major internet intermediaries: Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, in regard to violence against women online. These case studies all...