human rights

UN Human Rights Council holds first-ever discussion on Women Human Rights Defenders
UN Human Rights Council holds first-ever discussion on Women Human Rights Defenders 28 June 2012

The 20th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council convened a 3-hour panel on 26 June on Women Human Rights Defenders as part of its annual full-day discussion on women’s human rights.

Three days of action
Three days of action 27 June 2012 FD

The Association for Progressive Communications is running three days of action this week – Wednesday, Thursday and Friday – as part of its Connect Your Rights! campaign. Help us spread the word that Internet Rights are Human Rights! with three simple actions for you and your friends can undertake.

Human rights and the internet - A review of perceptions in human rights organisations
Human rights and the internet - A review of perceptions in human rights organisations 30 May 2012 David Souter

This report, commissioned by the Association for Progressive Communications (APC), is concerned with the relationship between human rights and the internet; and with perceptions of the internet, its impact on human rights and the concept of internet rights within mainstream rights organisations. It pays particular attention to the rights encapsulated in Articles 18, 19 and 20 of the Universal D...

Must read: The internet, human rights and the UPR
Must read: The internet, human rights and the UPR 22 May 2012 Joy Liddicoat

This must-read Q&A is a great resource on how the internet and human rights are related. This short catch-all article summarises the “why” behind APC’s efforts to have the internet recognised as a very powerful enabler of human rights. It’s the one article you should read to dig into what’s happening at the UN in Geneva this week.

Women human rights defenders & the digital security concerns
Women human rights defenders & the digital security concerns 11 May 2012

Take this brief survey to help three NGOs understand women human rights defenders’ experiences and views on online security. All responses are anonymised and will help inform the work of activists. Survey closes May 18!

Getting ready for the internet's backstreets
Getting ready for the internet's backstreets 19 April 2012 FD

While the internet is a powerful campaigning space, it’s got its obscure backstreets too. What are the specific threats and concerns to women human rights defenders in that space? This 5-minute survey tries to get a feel of your digital security readiness with a tour of 17 questions. Take the tour and learn about your privacy options.

Women's human rights online & the Universal Periodic Review
Women's human rights online & the Universal Periodic Review 17 April 2012

From May 21 to June 4 2012, the second cycle of the Human Rights Council’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR) will begin at the UN in Geneva. The UPR is a mechanism for states to tell other countries what they have achieved in promoting human rights – but also for non-state actors to raise issues of concern. Read this special edition of GenderIT.org to learn more about the current discussions ...

Access to the internet and human rights - thanks Vint!
Access to the internet and human rights - thanks Vint! 16 January 2012 Joy Liddicoat

APC responds to Vint Cerf’s recent column, “Access to the Internet is Not a Human Right”, with an open letter supporting his challenge to the technical community and engineers to put human rights to the forefront of internet design.    

IGF workshop 155 report: Human rights - a unifying approach for development, freedom, access and diversity?
IGF workshop 155 report: Human rights - a unifying approach for development, freedom, access and diversity? 02 November 2011 Joy Liddicoat

A report from the APC workshop organised at the 2011 IGF in Kenya. Workshop participants discussed examples of current internet related human rights violations, considered implications for development, freedom access and diversity, shared strategies for remedies and accountability against human rights violators, opportunities and challenges for seeking remedies, how human rights is a growing th...

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