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Overview of the manifestations and impacts of technology-facilitated gender-based violence and the need for safety by design
Overview of the manifestations and impacts of technology-facilitated gender-based violence and the need for safety by design 01 September 2023 APC

Technology-facilitated gender-based violence (TFGBV) not only hurts women and girls, it impacts on society as a whole, making our societies less peaceful and safe and our democracies less diverse and plural. It is pervasive and constitutes both a cause and an effect of gender inequality.

Community networks newsletter: Can connectivity enable a worthwhile digital future leaving no one behind?
Community networks newsletter: Can connectivity enable a worthwhile digital future leaving no one behind? 31 August 2023 APCNews

In this edition we can see many examples of community-centred initiatives flourishing in Asia, Africa and Latin America. Welcome to the 61th monthly round-up of developments impacting your local access networks and community-based initiatives.

New GenderIT.org edition shares feminist perspectives on technology-facilitated gender-based violence
New GenderIT.org edition shares feminist perspectives on technology-facilitated gender-based violence 26 August 2023 GenderIT.org

This edition focuses on research conducted as part of the Feminist Internet Research Network (FIRN) initiative that showcases the interconnections of online gender-based violence with different countries' local contexts and everyday realities.

Did the AI train derail?
Did the AI train derail? 24 August 2023 Carlos Afonso

In the latest edition of poliTICS, a publication produced by APC member Insituto Nupef, Carlos Afonso explores the "curious contradiction" between the fear of an AI-caused extinction and the uncontainable desire to make fame and money from its spectacular and frightening advances.

Farewell to one of the indispensable ones: Scott Weikart
Farewell to one of the indispensable ones: Scott Weikart 23 August 2023 APCNews

With heavy hearts, we learned this week that Scott Weikart, one of the indispensable ones who made the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) possible, has passed away.

Could Instagram’s Threads be a friendlier option for women than Twitter?
Could Instagram’s Threads be a friendlier option for women than Twitter? 22 August 2023 Fungai Machirori for GenderIT.org

With the introduction of Threads by Meta, there's a need to question whether adding another social media platform to the list of online spaces contributes to the existing problems that women face on the internet, or if instead it is a step in the right direction.

Can simply "connecting everyone" enable a worthwhile digital future?
Can simply "connecting everyone" enable a worthwhile digital future? 21 August 2023 Débora Prado

We draw upon the latest edition of our flagship publication Global Information Society Watch (GISWatch) to answer the question raised by APC at the UN’s Global Digital Compact (GDC): how can we meaningfully “connect everyone” while keeping local realities in mind?

Gender matters for cybersecurity: Promoting an intersectional and human-centric approach to international and national cyber discussions
Gender matters for cybersecurity: Promoting an intersectional and human-centric approach to international and national cyber discussions 11 August 2023

This project seeks to promote an intersectional gender approach to international and national cybersecurity governance.

More questions than answers: Collectively shaping a Feminist Principle of the Internet on the environment
More questions than answers: Collectively shaping a Feminist Principle of the Internet on the environment 04 August 2023 Jennifer Radloff

The Disco-tech session at the Digital Rights Asia-Pacific Assembly (DRAPAC23) focused on supporting environmental sustainability and justice in Asia. We explore the participants' interventions to help develop a Feminist Principle of the Internet on the environment.

Feminist Tech Exchange: Storytelling
Feminist Tech Exchange: Storytelling 03 August 2023

This manual is for trainers using storytelling as a feminist approach to facilitate space for activists to tell their stories in their own voices.

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