The 2017 IGF was held in Geneva on 18 to 21 December on the theme "Shape your digital future". APC mobilised around our strategic priorities – access, human rights, gender, cybersecurity and governance – to achieve our mission of ensuring open, universal and affordable access to the internet for all people.
The global Internet Governance Forum remains a unique and vibrant forum, producing valuable intersessional work, despite its shortcomings. The overall theme for this years’ IGF is “Shape Your Digital Future!”. The main subtheme is “New Technologies & Emerging Issues”.
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.
Digital storytelling puts the power of the technology in the hands of the storytellers, foregrounding the voices and experiences of the storytellers. Isn’t that at the core of our work as APC – to put the power of technology into the hands of people? Part of the strength of APC is that “we work with grassroots groups who use the technology to develop their communities and further their ri...
Women are not a homogenous group and our access to technology is also affected by a number of other factors such as age, class, caste, race, ethnicity, income, culture, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, abilities, urban or rural locality, etc.
From creating a space in a tent in Huairou to the well-known NGO “alternative space”, Church Centre of the United Nations, to the leather seats and imposing “heart” of the United Nations Headquarters, place of government representatives, we journey with APC Women's Rights Programme.