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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. The discussion featured Erika Smith from the APC Women’s Rights Programme (WRP). Erika is based in Mexico and talked about the work that the WRP is doing in Mexico and with partners globally a...

2014 ASEAN Civil Society Conference to address freedom of expression and women's human rights online
2014 ASEAN Civil Society Conference to address freedom of expression and women's human rights online 20 March 2014 Flavia Fascendini

The 2014 ASEAN Civil Society Conference will take place on March 21-23 in Myanmar and will address issues such as freedom of expression, privacy, and women’s human rights in evolving digital information societies. The theme of the forum is “Advancing ASEAN people’s solidarity towards sustainable peace, development, justice and democratization.” Conference link: http://as...

Join the People Links digital gathering to discuss technology-related violence against women
Join the People Links digital gathering to discuss technology-related violence against women 14 March 2014 AL

People Links is a monthly online gathering hosted by May First/People Link members, for members and open to the public. Join us on Thursday 27 March at 6-7 pm EST in Canada and the USA and 4-5 CT in Mexico (10-11pm UTC) to discuss technology-related violence against women and the tensions that exist between combating hate speech versus the right to freedom of expression. The discussion will fe...

Follow-up to Beijing: APC Women's Rights Programme at CSW58
Follow-up to Beijing: APC Women's Rights Programme at CSW58 26 February 2014 Flavia Fascendini

The APC Women’s Rights Programme will be present at the fifty-eighth session of the Commission on the Status of Women, which will take place at United Nations Headquarters in New York from 10-21 March 2014. Representatives of member states, UN entities and ECOSOC-accredited non-governmental organisations from all regions of the world will attend the session. This year’s priority is...

Take Back the Tech! completes 2013 campaign on private and public spaces
Take Back the Tech! completes 2013 campaign on private and public spaces 20 December 2013 TBTT

Si Jeunesse Savait’s version of the TBTT iconTake Back the Tech! campaign just completed a successful campaign as part of 16 Days of Activism to End Gender Violence. This year’s campaign focused on how concepts of public and private affect ICTs and violence against women. Debates included the right to privacy, blurred lines between private and public in online spaces, state surveillance...

Feminist Tech Exchange and the launch of Macedonian Platform for Mapping of Violence
Feminist Tech Exchange and the launch of Macedonian Platform for Mapping of Violence 19 December 2013 Dejan Georgievski for Owpsee

The Macedonian version of the mapirajnasilje.net platform for mapping of violence against women was launched on December 6, 2013 in Veles, under the auspices of the regional “Take Back the Tech” campaign, part of the global 16 Days of Activism Campaign. The launch took part under the auspices of the Feminist Tech Exchange – FTX that the Veles-based FOKUS Foundation, the Foundation...

Internet intermediaries and violence against women
Internet intermediaries and violence against women 09 December 2013 Carly Nyst

This series of blog posts was written by Carly Nyst, lawyer and director of Privacy International’s work in developing countries, and it was produced as a part of APC’s project End violence: Women’s rights and safety online, exploring the responsibility of intermediaries to ensure that the internet is a space that empowers, rather than subjugates, women. How gender-based hara...

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