ICTs

Inside the Information Society: Innovation and development
Inside the Information Society: Innovation and development 28 May 2018 David Souter

Inside the Information Society returns after a break.  This week’s post (based on a speech written for a recent conference) looks at the relationship between innovation and development. Complexity lies at the heart of the challenges that face those of us who are concerned with innovation and development.  We need to pay more attention to that complexity rather than embedding it with false assumptions. Challenging the Whig interpretation of technology The relationship between innov...

In the face of disaster: Self-management and social networks in Mexico
In the face of disaster: Self-management and social networks in Mexico 08 November 2017

The 19 September earthquake in Mexico left more than 200 fatalities, dozens of buildings reduced to rubble and countless losses in its wake. However, it also highlighted the potential for self-managed citizens in times of crisis, working through improvised centres and using the resources within their reach. APCNews spoke with Gisela Pérez de Acha from our member organisation Derechos Digitales about solidarity, citizens’ self-management and the use of technology in times of crisis. APCNews...

Access and beyond: Gendered barriers to internet use
Access and beyond: Gendered barriers to internet use 17 July 2017 Chenai Chair

Connecting the next billion, is rightly so, an important issue in ensuring everyone has the choice to access the internet. Women, and in particular those with low levels of income and education, are more likely to be the unconnected. However, gaining access is one thing, but what are the challenges that limit men and women’s experience of the internet and present a barrier to access? In this ...

COP21: Can ICTs mitigate climate change?
COP21: Can ICTs mitigate climate change? 02 December 2015 APC

“Climate change creates a new opportunity for humanity to change its direction,” was ecofeminist Vandana Shiva’s message to COP21, the UN Conference on Environment and Development 2015, celebrated in Paris between 30 November and 11 December. At APC, awareness of climate change and its relationship with information and communications technologies (ICTs) has been an integral pa...

Joint Submission on Internet-related Human Rights Issues in Colombia
Joint Submission on Internet-related Human Rights Issues in Colombia 02 October 2012 Colnodo

Human rights and the internet are referred to in the founding documents on the United Nations World Summit of the Information Society, the Geneva Declaration of Principles and the Internet Governance Forum. During 2011 it became clear that the UPR must include the promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms on the internet, particularly freedom of expression and freedom of...

International news agency partners with APC on Take Back the Tech! campaign
International news agency partners with APC on Take Back the Tech! campaign 14 December 2010 KB

Take Back the Tech!As part of APC’s MDG3: Take Back the Tech! to end violence against women campaign, international news agency IPS partnered with APC to report on the intersection of ICTs and violence against women around the world. In these three articles, IPS reports on how women are targeted for cyber crimes in Pakistan, are using ICTs to build self-esteem in Argentina, and are experi...

Occupying Streets to Reclaim Online Spaces - Zimbabwe
Occupying Streets to Reclaim Online Spaces - Zimbabwe 08 December 2010

Women’sNet invites you to a day filled with activities to reclaim Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) back by occupying Miriam Makeba Street in Newton, Zimbabwe to demonstrate that online spaces need to be transformed, too. This is to demonstrate that in as much as we are reclaiming other spaces, online spaces need to be transformed too. The day’s actions include blogging, SMS...

Take Back the Tech! fund winner trains women in ICT skills in Uganda
Take Back the Tech! fund winner trains women in ICT skills in Uganda 29 November 2010 Loyce Kyogabirwe

As part of the campaign to combat violence against women using ICTs, “Isis-WICCE:http://www.isis.or.ug with support from Association for Progressive Communication(APC) conducted training on VAW and ICT from November 15-19, 2010 at Hukeseho Women’s Group, Lwangosia, and Namaingo district. The training was attended by 23 grassroots women’s rights activists from six sub counties....

Feminist Tech Exchange - Uganda
Feminist Tech Exchange - Uganda 18 November 2010

Using Information and Communication (ICTs) to Combat Violence against Women Living with HIV/AIDS in Uganda Isis-WICCE with support from the Association for Progressive Communications (APC), has organised a training on “Using Information and Communication (ICTs) to Combat Violence against Women Living with HIV/AIDS” from November 15-19,2010 at Lwangosia Archdeaconry Church in Namaingo distri...

How Technology is Being Used to Perpetrate Violence Against Women – And to Fight it
How Technology is Being Used to Perpetrate Violence Against Women – And to Fight it 18 November 2010 APC

How Technology is Being Used to Perpetrate Violence Against Women – And to Fight it The Facts The World Health Organisation states that women are disproportionately the victims of violence worldwide. The UN estimates that 95% of aggressive behaviour, harassment, abusive language and denigrating images in online spaces are aimed at women and come from partners or former male partners. Both men...

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