violence against women

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 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.

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

In her first report to the Human Rights Council on its 32nd session, the new Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences, Dubravka Šimonović, outlines thematic priorities for her mandate, including “online violence against women as a new challenge”.

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...

APC brings debate on sexual rights, online hate speech and violence against women to RightsCon
APC brings debate on sexual rights, online hate speech and violence against women to RightsCon 27 February 2014 Flavia Fascendini

APC staff members and partners will be attending the third RightsCon, organised by Access, to be held in California on 3-5 March. APC will sponsor a lightning talk on sexual rights and online hate speech and the roundtable session “Ending violence against women online: Everyone’s responsibility and no one’s liability?.” Click to download the programme in PDF format .

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 58th session of the Commission on the Status of Women, which will take place in New York on 10-21 March 2014. This year’s priority theme is “Challenges and achievements in the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals for women and girls”. Women’s and girls’ access to and participation in education, trainin...

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

Take 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. Campaigners around the world led events, created eye-catching graphics and penned useful documents.

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

Women’s ability to set policy agendas is key to internet governance, and we work constantly to subvert existing power relations with GenderIT.org. It is also the focus of this year’s GISWatch, which GenderIT.org covers in its latest edition.

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. 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.

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) expresses its deep concern at the recent hacking of the website of the Latin America and Caribbean Women’s Health Network’s (LACWHN). The attack is emblematic of the serious threat that online harassment presents to sexual and reproductive rights activists and constitutes a violation of LACWHN’‘s right to freedom of exp...

#FBrape campaign and the necessary debate
#FBrape campaign and the necessary debate 11 June 2013 Flavia Fascendini

The “Take action to end gender-based violence on Facebook” campaign, or #FBrape campaign, co-signed by the APC Women´s Rights Programme, triggered interesting, timely, and necessary debates around freedom of expression, censorship, privacy, and intermediary liability. Read the collection of GenderIT.org Feminist Talk discussions.