Welcome to the 60th monthly round-up of developments impacting your local access networks and community-based initiatives. In this edition, we celebrate these networks’ multiple achievements, discuss the challenges they face, and moot the kind of support they need.
Delivered by Verónica Ferrari, APC Global Policy Advocacy Coordinator Mr. Chair, Distinguished delegates, APC welcomes the opportunity to engage in this session and provide comments on the draft report. As expressed in a joint civil society input, we welcome the reference to engaging stakeholders in a “systemic, sustained and substantive manner”. Such an inclusive approach is key to address the challenges of international cybersecurity. Furthermore, we value the emphasis ...
The input to the progress report of the UN Open-ended Working Group on developments in the field of ICT in the context of international security (OEWG) makes recommendations to ensure implementation of responsible state behaviour in cyberspace in a human-centric and rights-respecting manner.
APC is currently participating in the fifth substantive session of the UN Open-ended Working Group on developments in the field of ICT in the context of international security (OEWG), where it will continue to emphasise the need for a human rights-based approach to the work of the group.
Following a series of proposals from the United Nations, our columnist considers the future of internet governance, its changing context and principles for how to think about it all.
MFIs are face-to-face and online gatherings where activists working on different intersecting issues come together to strategise and activate how we make this feminist internet. In this two-part podcast series, activists at the MFI2022 convening share their experiences and thoughts.
Technology is constantly evolving, with new advances in areas like artificial intelligence which, on one hand, claims to help humans in making tasks easy, but on the other, reinforces harmful societal stereotypes. This piece explores the portrayal of gender through AI in pop culture and chatbots.
A gender-sensitive approach to cyber capacity building understands and considers the gendered impacts and implications of cyber threats, and calls for specific steps to address the needs, priorities and capacities of women and people of diverse sexualities, gender expressions and identities.
A gender approach to cybersecurity is a perspective that seeks to rethink individual and collective responsibilities for the cybersecurity of individuals and groups, making cybersecurity responsive to the complex, differentiated and intersectional needs of people based on a wide range of factors.
Derechos Digitales has mapped cases involving the abusive use of cybercrime regulation to silence and criminalise women and LGBTQIA+ people around the world, and the results warn of the inherent danger of imposing international standards in this matter without building in human rights safeguards.