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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 the 21st century challenges. Yet the virtuous circle that can be created, through better integrating ...

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 APC Women’s Rights Programme, gave a very relevant presentation to the Working Group, which l...

“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...

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...

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