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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

The UN Working Group on Discrimination Against Women in Law and Public Life launched its thematic report, which received inputs from various stakeholders, among them APC. The final report reflects how women are participating online, some of the ways in which discrimination is taking place and the impact of that discrimination.

“Yes, this happened to me”: Making progress toward recognition of technology related violence
“Yes, this happened to me”: Making progress toward recognition of technology related violence 07 May 2013 Flavia Fascendini

APC and its seven country partners have achieved milestones after their first year of work on the project “End violence: Women’s rights and safety online.” APCNews interviewed Jan Moolman, project coordinator, about the main highlights of this first year and the challenges and expectations for the year ahead.

Agreed conclusions in CSW 57th include violence against women and ICT
Agreed conclusions in CSW 57th include violence against women and ICT 26 March 2013 Flavia Fascendini

The 57th Commission on the Status of Women took place from 4 to 15 March 2013 at United Nations Headquarters under the theme “Elimination and prevention of all forms of violence against women and girls.” Setting a milestone for internet and women’s rights, this year’s conclusions include a paragraph on violence against women related to information and communication technologies.

You are every women: A video on technology-related violence against women
You are every women: A video on technology-related violence against women 06 March 2013 Bytes for All

This video was developed by Bytes for All Pakistan, a country partner in the Association for Progressive Communication’s project “End violence: Women’s rights and safety online.” “Don´t cover the crimes of your harassers and report them to bring a change” is the key message of this outstanding video.

Statement to the 57th Session of the CSW: Violence against women and information and communications technology
Statement to the 57th Session of the CSW: Violence against women and information and communications technology 04 March 2013 APC

Violence against women (VAW) that is mediated by technology is increasingly becoming part of women’s experience of violence and their online interactions. In the same way we face risks offline, in the streets and in our homes, women and girls can face specific dangers and risks on the internet such as online harassment, cyberstalking, privacy invasions with the threat of blackmail, viral ‘r...

APC at the Commission on the Status of Women in New York
APC at the Commission on the Status of Women in New York 27 February 2013 Flavia Fascendini

The fifty-seventh session of the Commission on the Status of Women will take place at United Nations Headquarters in New York from 4 to 15 March 2013 under the theme “Elimination and prevention of all forms of violence against women and girls.” The APC Women’s Rights Programme has a full agenda at the event as part of its advocacy efforts supporting women’s and internet rights.

Women's rights and safety online: project partners granted to strengthen national work
Women's rights and safety online: project partners granted to strengthen national work 14 February 2013 Flavia Fascendini

Colnodo, KICTANet, and Foundation for Media Alternatives, all APC members and partners in the project “End violence: Women’s rights and safety online” were recognised with additional funding to support elements of their work focusing on the promotion of women’s rights and safety online.

Take Back the Tech! campaigners sending its message loud and clear
Take Back the Tech! campaigners sending its message loud and clear 29 November 2012 Flavia Fascendini

This year’s Take Back the Tech! campaign started with a renewed liveliness. Colnodo, Bytes for All, Foundation for Media Alternatives, Si Jeunesse Savait, OneWorldsee and Mexico partners from the “End violence: Women’s rights and safety online” project are promoting a number of activities that call to end violence against women and to promote empowering online spaces for wom...

Violence against women and ICTs: Map it! End it!
Violence against women and ICTs: Map it! End it! 27 November 2012 Flavia Fascendini

Have you or other women you know experienced violence against women online or through the use of information and communications technologies such as mobile phones and the internet? You get into action to end violence against women and map the incident. Come and join us to unmask online violence with just a few clicks.

Democratic Republic of Congo: Violence is too costly for women and girls
Democratic Republic of Congo: Violence is too costly for women and girls 22 November 2012 Si Jeunesse Savait

As the world is about to celebrate 16 days of activism against gender-based violence, and following the taking of Goma and Sake, two cities in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo by the M23 rebels, the young feminist and congolese organisation Si Jeunesse Savait is concerned by recent developments in the situation, which echoes through the media.