violence against women

APC Stakeholder Report for the Universal Periodic Review 31st session – Mexico
APC Stakeholder Report for the Universal Periodic Review 31st session – Mexico 30 March 2018 APC

This submission is a stakeholder contribution to the third cycle of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) mechanism for Mexico. The Association for Progressive Communications (APC) appreciates the opportunity to participate in this cycle and recognises the important human rights issues being raised by other stakeholder reports. This submission is limited to addressing the growing concerns regarding online gender-based violence (GBV) in Mexico and its interconnection with other human rights viol...

How women in the global South are reclaiming social media to combat femicide
How women in the global South are reclaiming social media to combat femicide 08 June 2017 Samukelisiwe Mabaso

In May 2017, countless South African women took to Twitter and Facebook to share their harrowing experiences of abuse under the hashtag #MenAreTrash. The outpour of tweets and Facebook posts was sparked by the murder of Karabo Mokoena, a 22-year-old woman who was allegedly killed and burned by her boyfriend. Although the wording of #MenAreTrash has caused controversy, that will not be the focal point of this column. Instead, I want to focus on how social network sites (SNS) have provided wome...

Special Rapporteur on violence against women calls to prioritise online violence against women
Special Rapporteur on violence against women calls to prioritise online violence against women 15 July 2016 Flavia Fascendini

The new Special Rapporteur on violence against women- Dubravka Šimonović presented her first report to the Human Rights Council in their 32nd session. In her first report and in the thematic priorities for her mandate, Šimonović includes “online violence against women as a new challenge”. The Special Rapporteur informs that “while the use of information and communications technology h...

End violence: Most significant change story from Pakistan
End violence: Most significant change story from Pakistan 08 September 2014 Gul Bukhari from Bytes for All

The APC End violence: Women’s rights and safety online project is changing women’s lives. We wanted to offer a closer, more personal look at individual women whose lives have been significantly impacted by the initiative. This week, we share the story of Urooj Zia, a woman living in Karachi, Pakistan, who started the platform Laalteyn after learning through digital training by Bytes for All...

Follow-up to Beijing: APC Women's Rights Programme at CSW58
Follow-up to Beijing: APC Women's Rights Programme at CSW58 26 February 2014 Flavia Fascendini

The APC Women’s Rights Programme will be present at the fifty-eighth session of the Commission on the Status of Women, which will take place at United Nations Headquarters in New York from 10-21 March 2014. Representatives of member states, UN entities and ECOSOC-accredited non-governmental organisations from all regions of the world will attend the session. This year’s priority is...

Take Back the Tech! completes 2013 campaign on private and public spaces
Take Back the Tech! completes 2013 campaign on private and public spaces 20 December 2013 TBTT

Si Jeunesse Savait’s version of the TBTT iconTake Back the Tech! campaign just completed a successful campaign as part of 16 Days of Activism to End Gender Violence. This year’s campaign focused on how concepts of public and private affect ICTs and violence against women. Debates included the right to privacy, blurred lines between private and public in online spaces, state surveillance...

GenderIT.org edition - GISWatch 2013 sets the agenda for women’s rights, gender and ICTs
GenderIT.org edition - GISWatch 2013 sets the agenda for women’s rights, gender and ICTs 13 December 2013

In the 2013 Global Information Society Watch’s institutional overview entitled Whose internet is it anyway? Shaping the internet – feminist voices in governance decision making, Heike Jensen calls the attention to the hegemonic framing of issues and agendas in the internet governance field. “Any mainstream political agenda of issues already represents the outcome of power struggles among ...

Internet intermediaries and violence against women
Internet intermediaries and violence against women 09 December 2013 Carly Nyst

This series of blog posts was written by Carly Nyst, lawyer and director of Privacy International’s work in developing countries, and it was produced as a part of APC’s project End violence: Women’s rights and safety online, exploring the responsibility of intermediaries to ensure that the internet is a space that empowers, rather than subjugates, women. How gender-based hara...

WHRD IC condemns systematic digital harassment of LACWHN
WHRD IC condemns systematic digital harassment of LACWHN 14 October 2013 Women Human Rights Defenders International Coalition

The Women Human Rights Defenders International Coalition (WHRD IC) condemns the aggressive and systematic digital harassment of the Latin America and Caribbean Women’s Health Network (LACWHN) The Women Human Rights Defenders International Coalition (WHRD IC) expresses its deep concern at the recent hacking of the website of the Latin America and Caribbean Women’s Health Network’s (LACWHN). T...

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