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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 harassment falls through the digital cracks? When did the internet transform from being a democratised ...

Gender peripheries of the Internet Governance Forum in Latin America
Gender peripheries of the Internet Governance Forum in Latin America 03 October 2013 Flavia Fascendini

The Sixth Regional Preparatory Meeting for the Internet Governance Forum that took place in Argentina at the end of August showed that women are making headway in the Latin American forum. The involvement of young women in internet governance discussions added a diversity of perspectives. Coming largely from the technical and free software movement and the civil and digital rights arena, women ...

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&#...

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,...

"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 support of about 1...

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