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Swipe me left, I'm Dalit
Swipe me left, I'm Dalit 16 April 2018 Christina Thomas Dhanaraj

Everything from knowledge to housing to career is determined by one’s social location. And so are relationships. We are familiar with the stats from 2014 on OkCupid, which showed that black women were the least desirable group (Asian men were rated lowest by single women). Closer to home, there is no survey to justify a similar situation for Dalit women, for the simple reason that no one has even asked this question yet. My dating experiences began when I was in college. I met my first roma...

Making privacy a constitutional right: Interview with Y. K. Chang
Making privacy a constitutional right: Interview with Y. K. Chang 02 April 2018 Namita Aavriti

Interview with Y. K. Chang, who has recently been appointed as a Personal Information Protection Commissioner in South Korea – one of the first few women from civil society to reach this position within government in the country and possibly the region. GenderIT interviewed her on her journey, her ambitions for her new position and what she sees as the grave problems regarding privacy and security, especially for women. Namita Aavriti (NA): Tell us a bit about yourself, your years of workin...

APC's subgranting programme benefits 16 members in 2018
APC's subgranting programme benefits 16 members in 2018 28 March 2018

APC’s subgranting programme, now in its third year, has so far awarded a total of USD 291,534 to support its members in achieving APC’s vision. Seventeen member organisations were recipients of 17 grants, 14 of which are project grants of up to USD 20,000 each, while the other three are research and campaign grants of up to USD 5,000 each. This last category of grants is still open for prop...

Concern over network shutdown in Pakistan
Concern over network shutdown in Pakistan 23 March 2018

"It's a sad day for rights activists: Islamabad High Court allows government to suspend mobile phone services," Pakistan-based rights activist Talal Raza said on 21 March, as Islamabad suffered from a network shutdown. The shutdown coincided with the rehearsal for the Pakistan Day Parade, to be held on 23 March, and has raised serious concerns among human rights de...

Video4Change Network: Working together to improve the world
Video4Change Network: Working together to improve the world 08 March 2018 EngageMedia

Video4Change (V4C) is a network of 12 diverse organisations – including APC member EngageMedia – whose common goal is to defend human rights and justice using video for change. In Sri Lanka, EngageMedia interviewed four members of the V4C Network to learn about the Network’s role, where it finds common ground, and its future plans. Read more about the V4C Network and the activities o...

Kept in the dark: Social and psychological impacts of network shutdowns in India
Kept in the dark: Social and psychological impacts of network shutdowns in India 22 February 2018 Zothan Mawii, Ritu Srivastava, Shivani Lal and Bijo P. Abraham. Reviewed by Anja Kovacs

Internet shutdowns: A study of social impact in India is the second in the series of DEF’s efforts for advocacy against internet shutdowns. The previous research report, Anatomy of virtual curfews: Human rights vs national security, highlights the existing and emerging threats to fundamental rights and human rights on account of arbitrary, unnecessary, and disproportionate imposition of Inter...

Innovative health financing model at Uzirpur Health Complex, Barisal, Bangladesh
Innovative health financing model at Uzirpur Health Complex, Barisal, Bangladesh 19 February 2018 Bytesforall Bangladesh

Bytesforall Bangladesh team went to Uzirpur Upazilla Health Complex in Barisal of Southern Bangladesh to document an interesting and innovative health financing model where poor villagers have been connected to a hospital database and were given health cards for the purpose of providing all possible outdoor healthcare services that are meant to be free for them. Once registered they can even re...

Foundation for Media Alternatives, Philippines: Internet shutdowns and the myth of security and public safety
Foundation for Media Alternatives, Philippines: Internet shutdowns and the myth of security and public safety 26 January 2018 Foundation for Media Alternatives

APC member in the Philippines Foundation for Media Alternatives (FMA) expresses grave concern over the decision of the Philippine authorities to shut down cell sites during huge festivities. The organisation calls for transparency regarding the guidelines used by authorities before resorting to signal jamming. As advocates of human rights and communication rights, FMA believes that human rights...

Expanding community networks: Around the world with AlterMundi
Expanding community networks: Around the world with AlterMundi 24 January 2018 Nico Pace, AlterMundi

One year ago, our members’ network was joined by AlterMundi, an Argentina-based NGO that strives to promote a new paradigm based on freedom gained through peer-to-peer collaboration. AlterMundi explores different forms of such collaboration from a technological perspective and with an emphasis on wireless community networks in small towns and rural areas. Through projects such as LibreMe...

COCONET: Learning to maximise the benefits of technology for human rights advocacy
COCONET: Learning to maximise the benefits of technology for human rights advocacy 16 January 2018 Md. Toufikul Islam, Bangladesh Friendship Education Society

The COCONET Southeast Asia Digital Rights Camp 2017 was held in Yogyakarta, Indonesia on 22-26 October, organised by EngageMedia with the support of APC and the Southeast Asian Press Alliance (SEAPA). The camp mainly focused on interactive learning and longer-term network building. Most of the agenda relied on participants hosting sessions and discussions. More than 100 participants from differ...

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