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Joint statement: Major gains on women's and girls' rights at the Human Rights Council 38th session
Joint statement: Major gains on women's and girls' rights at the Human Rights Council 38th session 10 July 2018 The Center for Reproductive Rights, the Sexual Rights Initiative, the Association for Progressive Communications, the International Service for Human Rights, the Swedish Association for Sexuality Education, the World Young Women Christian Association

The Center for Reproductive Rights, the Sexual Rights Initiative, the Association for Progressive Communications, the International Service for Human Rights, the Swedish Association for Sexuality Education and the World Young Women's Christian Association welcome the major gains on women’s and girls’ rights and sexual and reproductive health and rights at the 38th session of the Human Rights Council.  The resolution on the elimination of all forms of discrimination against women and ...

Joint Submission on Internet-related Human Rights Issues in Mexico
Joint Submission on Internet-related Human Rights Issues in Mexico 18 March 2013 LaNeta

Mexico is the most dangerous not-at-war country for the practice of journalism – it only follows Pakistan, Iraq and Somalia, all countries at war – the justice system and laws ignore when a communicator asks for help or when his/her remains, together with family, demand justice. Despite international recommendations, Mexico still does not have an official database disaggregated by sex nor considering the specificities women human rights defenders and women journalists face. The S...

Voices from digital spaces: Technology-related violence against women
Voices from digital spaces: Technology-related violence against women 19 April 2012 APC WNSP

Drawing on findings from APC’s MDG3: Take Back the Tech! project with women’s rights organisations in twelve countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America, this paper explores the links between the internet, cell phones and violence against women and illustrates that technology related violence impacts women as seriously as other forms of violence. Read the executive summary .

Voices from digital spaces: Technology-related violence against women (Executive Summary)
Voices from digital spaces: Technology-related violence against women (Executive Summary) 19 April 2012 APC WNSP

Drawing on findings from APC’s MDG3: Take Back the Tech!i project with women’s rights organisations in twelve countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America, this paper explores the links between the internet, cell phones and violence against women and illustrates that technology related violence impacts women as seriously as other forms of violence. Read the full advocacy paper

Most influential Twitterati in Pakistan include 5 working to end violence against women
Most influential Twitterati in Pakistan include 5 working to end violence against women 22 July 2011 APC

Five Take Back the Tech! campaigners were recently named among Pakistan’s most influential users of Twitter — or “Twitterati”. The Express Tribune’s “140 characters” includes politicians like former President Musharraf, celebrities, media stars and journalists, as well as influential bloggers. In particular, the Twitterati Jehan Ara, Nighat Dad and ...

Irresponsible Pakistani media and authorities violates rape victim's privacy
Irresponsible Pakistani media and authorities violates rape victim's privacy 21 December 2010

We are utterly shocked at the gang-rape case that happened on 20th December 2010 in Defence Housing Authority (DHA) in Karachi and the events that followed. For those who are not aware of this occurrence, here is a little background on the case, from the Tribune: “Twenty-something K and her acquaintance S, in her mid-30s, were driving in a blue Suzuki Alto on Khayaban-e-Qasim in DHA when thr...

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....

Malaysian women explore how ICTs can help end violence against women
Malaysian women explore how ICTs can help end violence against women 29 November 2010 Persantuan Kesedaran Komuniti Selangor (Empower)

From stop-animation to digital recordings and interactive websites; discussions about abortion and reproductive rights to government legislation regarding violence against women; women and their organisations will learn to use ICTs in order to prevent the spread of violence against women. Five innovative projects that work with women and ICTs will receive funding through the APC women’s prog...

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