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Trends in violence against women move online, pose complex challenges
Trends in violence against women move online, pose complex challenges 18 September 2013 Flavia Fascendini

Racheal NakitareThe International Association of Women in Radio and Television (IAWRT), is an international network of women working in television, film, radio and web-based journalism with 400 members spread across 56 countries. They work to overcome barriers by challenging gender-based stereotyping in the media. IAWRT Kenya chapter is another partnering organisation that will strengthen APC’s project End violence: Women’s rights and safety online along with KICTAnet. APCNews int...

Cyber Martial Law year one: Full stop, no mere pause
Cyber Martial Law year one: Full stop, no mere pause 16 September 2013 PIFA

The Philippine Internet Freedom Alliance (PIFA), integrated by APC member Foundation for Media Alternatives, released a statement in commemoration of the 1st year of the passage of the repressive Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012 in the Philippines into law. PIFA is developing a week-long online campaign to make sure that netizens will not forget that even though the law was temporarily halted, vigilance should remain to ensure that the law is completely junked. ————&...

"I did nothing about it." Lessons on tech-related VAW in the Philippines
"I did nothing about it." Lessons on tech-related VAW in the Philippines 04 September 2013 Foundation for Media Alternatives

Since the highly celebrated sex video scandal of a local television and movie actress with a doctor in the Philippines made it to the headlines, a few more similar cases were reported in media. Just recently, another local celebrity couple figured in a sex video scandal. The hard drive of the computer containing the said video of the couple was allegedly stolen and uploaded on YouTube. Immediat...

Down with misogyny! Women empowered in safe online communications
Down with misogyny! Women empowered in safe online communications 22 August 2013 Flavia Fascendini

One of the outcomes of APC’s project “End violence: Women’s rights and safety online” is to strengthen in a sustainable way the institutional capacity of women’s rights organisations to address technology related violence against women. As part of this work, between January and August 2013 over 100 women’s organsations were trained in how to use technology safely through secure onli...

July 25th is #orangeday: Take action for safer online spaces for women and girls
July 25th is #orangeday: Take action for safer online spaces for women and girls 23 July 2013 Flavia Fascendini

What is #orangeday? The Secretary-General’s "UNiTE to End Violence against Women" campaign proclaimed on the 25th of every month as Orange Day to highlight issues relevant to preventing and ending violence against women and girls. Under the heading "Safe spaces for women and girls," this year the UNiTE campaign is focusing its Orange Day activities on highlighting recommendations of the agre...

#FBrape campaign and the necessary debate
#FBrape campaign and the necessary debate 11 June 2013 Flavia Fascendini

The Take action to end gender-based violence on Facebook, or #FBrape campaign, co-signed by the APC Women´s Rights Programme, triggered interesting, timely and necessary debates around freedom of expression, censorship, privacy and intermediary liability. Read the collection of GenderIT.org Feminist Talk posts that reflect some of the discussion around these hot topics. The false paradox: free...

How funny is this, Facebook?
How funny is this, Facebook? 24 May 2013 Flavia Fascendini

“We, the undersigned, are writing to demand swift, comprehensive and effective action addressing the representation of rape and domestic violence on Facebook.” This is how the Open letter to Facebook begins. The kick-starter manifest of the wider campaign launched on 21 May 2013, under the name “Take action to end gender-based violence on Facebook,” which includes the suppor...

Participation in Cyber Stewards network reinforces Colnodo's work on tech-related violence against women
Participation in Cyber Stewards network reinforces Colnodo's work on tech-related violence against women 17 May 2013 Flavia Fascendini

Colnodo, APC member from Colombia and End violence: Women’s rights and safety online project partner, was accepted in 2012 to join the Cyber Stewards network of the Citizen Lab Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto and the Canada Centre for Global Security Studies. The network organised a workshop that took place on 17-18 March 2013 and Olga Paz, representing Colnodo, to...

WSIS Forum: Dialogue on integrating gender equality, women's empowerment and ICT
WSIS Forum: Dialogue on integrating gender equality, women's empowerment and ICT 15 May 2013 Flavia Fascendini

Many gender equality and women’s empowerment related events are taking place at the World Summit on the Information Society Forum from May 13-17 in Geneva. As “ICTs are increasingly leveraged as an innovative development tools because they promote more engaged and empowered citizens, flows of information and knowledge and provide new mechanisms for delivering critical services and meeting t...

UN Working Group report addresses tech-related violence against women
UN Working Group report addresses tech-related violence against women 10 May 2013 Flavia Fascendini

Established by the Human Rights Council during its 15th session in September 2010, the Working Group on Discrimination Against Women in Law and Public Life focuses on identifying, promoting and exchanging views, in consultation with States and other actors, on good practices related to the elimination of laws that discriminate against women. In early January this year, Jan Moolman, on behalf of...

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