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“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

Jan Moolman, “End violence: Women’s rights and safety online” project coordinator APC and its seven country partners have concluded 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. APCNews: A year has passed since the beginning of the “End violence: Women’s rights an...

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

See below APC’s full statement and the executive summary The scenario The Commission on the Status of Women will take place from 4 to 15 March 2013. The Commission meets annually for a period of ten working days at United Nations Headquarters in New York. This year’s priority theme is “Elimination and prevention of all forms of violence against women and girls.” The emerging issue i...

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

Strengthening the capacity of women’s rights activists and organisations to use technology tools in their work to end violence against women has been one of APC’s main work areas since 2005. Following this path, APC’s project End violence: Women’s rights and safety online is being implemented by partners in seven countries through a combination of strategies that contribute towards ...

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 is generating many interesting spaces for activism to end violence against women and to promote safer and empowering online spaces for women and girls. Colnodo, Bytes for All, Foundation for Media Alternatives, KICTAnet, Si Jeunesse Savait, OneWorldsee and Mexico partners from the End violence. Women’s rights and safety online project are promoti...

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

Online respect, respect As the world is about to celebrate 16 days of activism against gender-based violence, from November 25th to December 10th, 2012, and following the taking of Goma and Sake, two cities in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo by the M23 rebels, Si Jeunesse Savait (SJS), a young feminist and congolese organisation, is concerned by recent developments in the situation, wh...

Putting eVAW on the map: APC and partners launch first-of-its-kind mapping tool
Putting eVAW on the map: APC and partners launch first-of-its-kind mapping tool 19 October 2012 LC

Recent acts of violence against teenage girls Amanda Todd and Malala Yousafzai have sparked discussion about the internet’s role in perpetuating violence against women. One of the ways APC has been working to end technology-based violence against women is through a new mapping project that will help document such cases. When it comes to violence against women online, or eVAW, it can be diffic...

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