violence against women

Agreed conclusions in CSW 57th include violence against women and ICT
Agreed conclusions in CSW 57th include violence against women and ICT 26 March 2013 Flavia Fascendini

The 57th Commission on the Status of Women took place from 4 to 15 March 2013 at United Nations Headquarters under the theme “Elimination and prevention of all forms of violence against women and girls.” Setting a milestone for internet and women’s rights, this year’s conclusions include a paragraph on violence against women related to information and communication technologies.

Bytes for All receives Avon Global Communications Award for local Take Back the Tech! campaign
Bytes for All receives Avon Global Communications Award for local Take Back the Tech! campaign 08 March 2013

The Take Back the Tech! local campaign developed by APC member Bytes for All, Pakistan won the “innovative campaign award” from the Avon Foundation. B4A says they will continue to work on strengthening women’s use of technology to raise awareness and combat violence against women in Pakistan.

APC at the Commission on the Status of Women in New York
APC at the Commission on the Status of Women in New York 27 February 2013 Flavia Fascendini

The fifty-seventh session of the Commission on the Status of Women will take place at United Nations Headquarters in New York from 4 to 15 March 2013 under the theme “Elimination and prevention of all forms of violence against women and girls.” The APC Women’s Rights Programme has a full agenda at the event as part of its advocacy efforts supporting women’s and internet rights.

Women's rights and safety online: Project partners granted to strengthen national work
Women's rights and safety online: Project partners granted to strengthen national work 14 February 2013 Flavia Fascendini

Colnodo, KICTANet, and Foundation for Media Alternatives, all APC members and partners in the project “End violence: Women’s rights and safety online” were recognised with additional funding to support elements of their work focusing on the promotion of women’s rights and safety online.

Instead of Cybercrime provisions, Gabriela pushes for revised law on violence against women
Instead of Cybercrime provisions, Gabriela pushes for revised law on violence against women 28 January 2013 Jul Mar Esteban

Representatives of women’s party-list group Gabriela are pushing for amendments to the Anti-Violence Against Women and Children Act as an alternative to the Anti-Cybercrime Law’s provisions on “cyber” violence against women in Philippines.

Digital World 2012: stories to end violence against women
Digital World 2012: stories to end violence against women 20 December 2012 ES

The Digital World 2012 – Knowledge to Prosperity conference in Dhaka, Bangladesh 6-8 December was an amazing mashup of private sector, government and civil society united in their interest in ICT for development. As coordinator of APC’s End violence: Women’s rights and safety online project, Jan Moolman presented Take Back the Tech! in a session spotlighting tech-related viole...

Power of stories to reclaim women's rights - Highlights of Take Back the Tech! campaign
Power of stories to reclaim women's rights - Highlights of Take Back the Tech! campaign 19 December 2012 GenderIT.org

The 2012 TBTT campaign featured 16 stories for 16 days. Each of them presented a different way that ICTs affect the lives of women around the world. This GenderIT.org edition, editorialized by Françoise Mukuku from the Democratic Republic of Congo, reflects on some of the issues emerged from these stories of survivor and courage.

Joint Submission on Internet-related Human Rights Issues in Cameroon
Joint Submission on Internet-related Human Rights Issues in Cameroon 11 December 2012 Protege QV

This submission has been prepared by Protege QV and the Association for Progressive Communications. Protège QV is a Cameroonian rights association whose mission it is to promote individual and collective initiative that target environmental protection and contributes to an increased quality of life for Cameroonian families. This submission focuses on freedom of expression, freedom of associat...

Congo: Government response on domestic violence under the spotlight
Congo: Government response on domestic violence under the spotlight 07 December 2012 Flavia Fascendini

The recently launched online mapping platform developed by the Association for Progressive Communications in partnership with APC member AZUR Developpement under the Africatti project, will contribute to holding the Congo government accountable on domestic violence in a country where serious incidents of gender based violence and human rights violations take place.

Activism, fundraising and security online: facets of the feminist cyborg
Activism, fundraising and security online: facets of the feminist cyborg 04 December 2012 Flavia Fascendini

A webinar hosted by the African Feminist Forum and the Association for Progressive Communications addressed issues such as security online, activism and fundraising as relevant aspects for the empowerment of the feminist cyborg.

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