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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.

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” flagship project of the Association for Progressive Communications. The review will present different perspectives on the interrelatedness and interconnectedness between ICT and VAW. It will cover the existing laws, prevailing policy frameworks and mechanisms in cases of technology-related VAW, and identify gaps and emer...

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”. This project explored the availability, adequacy and effectiveness of domestic legal remedies and corporate policies/redress mechanisms to address the issue of technology-related violence against women. Below are some preliminary findings from this...

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 ...

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

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.    

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. This week, the project partner in Kenya, IAWRT, shares the stories of women whose organisations were strengthened in a sustainable way to address technology-related violence against women after a training of trainers, and how those learnings impacted on the lives of hundreds of Kenyan wom...

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.

People Links digital gathering discusses tech-related violence against women
People Links digital gathering discusses tech-related violence against women 05 May 2014

People Links is a monthly online gathering hosted by APC member May First/People Link, for members and open to the public. On 27 March they hosted a discussion on technology-related violence against women and the tensions that exist between combating hate speech and the right to freedom of expression.

New GenderIT.org edition is out! Back and forth in the advancement of women's rights at CSW58
New GenderIT.org edition is out! Back and forth in the advancement of women's rights at CSW58 17 April 2014 Flavia Fascendini

This GenderIT.org edition addresses the negotiations and bargaining in agreements during the 58th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW58) around information and communication technologies and women’s rights, as well as the prospects for 2015, a key year for the women’s movement agenda. Despite the advances made, once again advocates had to focus their efforts on defending p...