Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs (DGIS)

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is the channel through which the Dutch Government communicates with foreign governments and international organisations. It coordinates and carries out Dutch foreign policy. The Ministry has two halves: its headquarters in The Hague and its missions abroad (embassies, consulates, and permanent representations).

Work supported:

  • Our Voices, Our Futures (2021-2025)

  • FLOW II: All Women count! Project (in partnership with CREA, UHAI and AFE) (2016-2020)

  • FLOW: Women leaders who combat technology-related violence: Defending a safe, secure environment for women and girls (2012-2015)

  • MDG3: Take Back the Tech! to end violence against women (2009-2011)

  • Core support to APC (2005-2008)

Link: https://www.government.nl/ministries/ministry-of-foreign-affairs

Sustaining Defenders through Feminist Holistic Security: 2023 open call for subgrants
Sustaining Defenders through Feminist Holistic Security: 2023 open call for subgrants 15 October 2023

APC is pleased to announce an open call for subgrants to support women and gender-diverse human rights defenders in developing and implementing holistic safety strategies, including training, research, advocacy and lobbying. This rolling call round is open until 24 November 2023.

APC Annual Report 2021
APC Annual Report 2021 03 October 2022

Our 2021 Annual Report tells a story made by many stories taking place in the most diverse scenarios but connected through purpose. Here you will find a chronicle of how the APC community lived, worked and thrived through a turbulent but fruitful year.

Our Voices, Our Futures
Our Voices, Our Futures 04 May 2022

Our Voices, Our Futures is a global South-led consortium, comprising CREA, APC, UHAI -The East African Sexual Health and Rights Initiative and WO=MEN, complemented by strategic partner IM-Defensoras. This initiative will amplify voices and increase visibility of structurally silenced women in Bangladesh, India, Kenya, Lebanon, Sudan and Uganda, so they can take their rightfu...

Digital Security Manual for Structurally Silenced Women
Digital Security Manual for Structurally Silenced Women 30 January 2022 Gole Andrew, Ruth Atim, Sandra Aceng and Patricia Nyasuna

This manual is a curation of different digital security tips and best practices for all women, especially structurally silenced women. It was developed based on the findings from research conducted by the Women of Uganda Network under the Our Voices, Our Futures project.

Examining the Effect of Shrinking Civic Space on Feminist Organizing Online, Particularly for Structurally Silenced Women in Uganda
Examining the Effect of Shrinking Civic Space on Feminist Organizing Online, Particularly for Structurally Silenced Women in Uganda 20 December 2021 Women of Uganda Network (WOUGNET)

This report highlights the findings of a research study that was carried out by the Women of Uganda Network together with the Association for Progressive Communications under the Our Voices, Our Futures (OVOF) project.

APC Impact Report 2016-2019 and highlights from 2020
APC Impact Report 2016-2019 and highlights from 2020 24 September 2020

The APC Impact Report 2016-2019 encapsulates the APC network's high level impact over the four years of our strategic cycle, which ended in 2019. While the report looks back at our work, it also brings us forward through the strategic direction that we set for ourselves in the next four years.

All Women Count: Take Back the Tech!
All Women Count: Take Back the Tech! 04 September 2017

All Women Count: Take Back the Tech! is a four-year project from 2017 to 2020 being coordinated by APC’s Women's Rights Programme under the All Women Count consortium. The consortium’s concern is violence against women, in particular violence experienced by women, girls and trans* people at risk. 

Good questions on technology-related violence
Good questions on technology-related violence 29 January 2015 Namita Malhotra for APC's "End violence: Women's rights and safety online" project

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...

End violence project: Two years and going strong
End violence project: Two years and going strong 25 July 2014 FF and TB

The APC project “End violence: Women´s rights and safety online” is now into its third year and is proving to be a project worth being involved in. During its second year in 2013 alone, 1264 women leaders received training on mapping technology-related violence against women. Join us on this look through the most relevant achievements of the initiative in 2013.    

GenderIT.org edition - GISWatch 2013 sets the agenda for women’s rights, gender and ICTs
GenderIT.org edition - GISWatch 2013 sets the agenda for women’s rights, gender and ICTs 13 December 2013

Women’s ability to set policy agendas is key to internet governance, and we work constantly to subvert existing power relations with GenderIT.org. It is also the focus of this year’s GISWatch, which GenderIT.org covers in its latest edition.

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