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Impacting global advocacy on tech-related violence against women through regional IGFs
Impacting global advocacy on tech-related violence against women through regional IGFs 28 August 2014 FF and TB

Partners of the “End Violence: Women’s rights and safety online” project have participated in three regional internet governance forums (Africa IGF, Asia Pacific IGF, LAC IGF). APC interviewed our members who attended and the impact their participation had on tech-related violence against women. APCNews: How can we assess the impact that our participation had at the regional IGF? Dafne Sabanes Plou (LAC IGF): It’s not very easy to quantify the impact of our interventions, but the fact...

Technology-related violence against women – Recent legislative trends
Technology-related violence against women – Recent legislative trends 26 August 2014 Carly Nyst for the End violence: Women's rights and safety online project

This study seeks to explore recent legislative developments aimed at addressing and providing avenues of redress for technology-related violence against women. We explore the objectives, structure and application of four domestic legislative responses to different forms of violence against women, seeking to understand how domestic legislatures are responding to increasing awareness of violence against women online. The key questions that this report has sought to ask of the legislation includ...

Research findings on tech-related violence against women released
Research findings on tech-related violence against women released 26 August 2014 Flavia Fascendini

Between April 2013 and June 2014, APC carried out its multi-country research project End violence: Women’s rights and safety online, exploring the availability, adequacy and effectiveness of domestic legal remedies and corporate policies/redress mechanisms to address the issue of technology-related violence against women. These are some preliminary findings from this research: Internet interm...

Domestic legal remedies for technology-related violence against women: Review of related studies and literature
Domestic legal remedies for technology-related violence against women: Review of related studies and literature 26 August 2014 Women’s Legal and Human Rights Bureau for the End violence: Women's rights and safety online project

This review of related studies and literature forms part of the legal remedy research which falls under the End violence: Women’s rights and safety online (EndVAW) flagship project of the Association for Progressive Communications (APC). The project is to be implemented from 2012 to 2015 with support from the Dutch government’s Funding Leadership and Opportunities for Women (FLOW) progr...

End violence research: Case summaries from country reports
End violence research: Case summaries from country reports 26 August 2014 APC

The following case summaries are excerpted from “End violence against women: Country reports”, which involve seven countries and are part of research commissioned by the Association for Progressive Communications Women’s Rights Programme (APC WRP) beginning in 2013. End violence against women research focuses on tech-related violence, from mobile phones to the internet. Additi...

End violence: Internet intermediaries and violence against women online
End violence: Internet intermediaries and violence against women online 26 August 2014 Carly Nyst for the End violence: Women's rights and safety online project

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. Research overview This stud...

Press brief: What are Facebook, Twitter, YouTube doing about violence against women?
Press brief: What are Facebook, Twitter, YouTube doing about violence against women? 05 August 2014 Take Back the Tech!

What is the issue? Women visit social media sites more often than men and spend more time on them. Women send more tweets and share more posts. Women drive content, advertising and engagement, but by simply showing up on these platforms, they also face violence, with little support on the part of companies that profit from them. Although Facebook, Twitter and YouTube have made some effort to r...

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

In its third year, APC’s End violence: Women´s rights and safety online project project has caught the eye of high-level policy makers as well as local activists. With support from the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs (DGIS) and a strong alliance with partners in seven countries, many women around the world gained awareness on tech-related violence against women and skills to protect themse...

End violence: Most significant change story from Kenya
End violence: Most significant change story from Kenya 24 July 2014 International Association of Women in Radio and Television

The APC End violence: Women’s rights and safety online project is changing women’s lives. It is our goal with this section to offer a personal look at individual women whose lives have been significantly impacted by the initiative. This week, the project partner in Kenya, the International Association of Women in Radio and Television (IAWRT), shares the stories of women whose organisations ...

End violence: Most significant change story from the Philippines
End violence: Most significant change story from the Philippines 26 June 2014 Foundation for Media Alternatives

The APC End violence: Women’s rights and safety online project is changing women’s lives. We wanted to offer a closer, more personal look at individual women whose lives have been significantly impacted by the initiative. This week, we share the story of Britney Fae Corpuz, a transwoman activist and member of Gender and Development Advocates Filipinas, whose personal and organisational invo...

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