ICTs

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

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 based on the experience of the recent earthquake in Mexico.

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 penultimate article reflecting on the finding from Nigeria, Kenya, South Africa and Rwanda, we look ...

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

At APC, awareness of climate change and its relationship with information and communications technologies (ICTs) has been an integral part of our work since we were born, in 1990.

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 has 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 technology to build self-esteem in Argentina, and ...

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

“I used to think that computers are only for those people who are educated and are in big offices in Kampala but today I have realized that I can also use a computer,” said Kintu Solome, who received training in ICT skills at a workshop led by APC partner Isis WICCE in Uganda 15-19 November. Isis-WICCE was awarded a small grant from APC Women’s Networking Support Programme’s (...

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

This briefing relies on new research into how new technologies are being used by abusers and by women fighting back. The cases were uncovered in research commissioned by the APC in 12 developing countries.

Internet Governance and Information Society: Developing an African Strategy - An agenda for African MPs
Internet Governance and Information Society: Developing an African Strategy - An agenda for African MPs 17 November 2009 Anriette Esterhuysen

Presentation on internet governance, information society and developing a strategy for African MPs. The presentation looks at current processes an institutions, how MPs can approach Internet governance and finally suggests some activities for MPs.