violence against women

Take Back the Tech! campaigners sending its message loud and clear
Take Back the Tech! campaigners sending its message loud and clear 29 November 2012 Flavia Fascendini

This year’s Take Back the Tech! campaign started with a renewed liveliness. Colnodo, Bytes for All, Foundation for Media Alternatives, Si Jeunesse Savait, OneWorldsee and Mexico partners from the “End violence: Women’s rights and safety online” project are promoting a number of activities that call to end violence against women and to promote empowering online spaces for women and girls.

Take Back the Tech! 16 days x 16 stories. Tell. Listen. Act
Take Back the Tech! 16 days x 16 stories. Tell. Listen. Act 22 November 2012 Take Back the Tech!

Take Back the Tech! From 25 Nov to 10 Dec, take part in the 16 days of activism and take control of technology to tell, listen and share transformative stories. Document, inspire, converse and collectively envision the end to violence against women.    

Going visible: Women’s rights on the internet
Going visible: Women’s rights on the internet 19 November 2012 Women’s Rights Programme, Association for Progressive Communications

Women may not have been an active part of policy-­making conversations when internet governance started, but the rapid pace of change online means they need to participate now to ensure that the future of the internet is shaped taking into account women’s rights. This paper was developed by the Women´s Rights Programme as part of the global thematic consultation “Addressing inequalities ...

‘Feminist Cyborgs: Activism, Fundraising and Security Online’: register now for AFF and APC webinar
‘Feminist Cyborgs: Activism, Fundraising and Security Online’: register now for AFF and APC webinar 15 November 2012

Registration is open to this webinar organised by the African Feminist Forum and the Association for Progressive Communications, taking place on Dec 3, 2012 1:00 PM GMT. It will examine the idea of the feminist cyborg, at home both online and offline, and her activism is reflected in her online life as well as in what she does offline.

Joint Submission on Internet-related Human Rights Issues in Colombia
Joint Submission on Internet-related Human Rights Issues in Colombia 02 October 2012 Colnodo

Human rights and the internet are referred to in the founding documents on the United Nations World Summit of the Information Society, the Geneva Declaration of Principles and the Internet Governance Forum. During 2011 it became clear that the UPR must include the promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms on the internet, particularly freedom of expression and freedom of...

Voices from digital spaces: Technology-related violence against women - executive summary
Voices from digital spaces: Technology-related violence against women - executive summary 29 March 2012 APC

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.

Gender studies centre and women’s rights guide book launched in Cambodia
Gender studies centre and women’s rights guide book launched in Cambodia 27 March 2011 KB

An unprecedented achievement for the study and prevention of further violence against women in Cambodia was announced last month with the opening of a Women and Gender Studies Centre in the capital city Phnom Penh.

I don't forward violence! Take a stand and join the campaign
I don't forward violence! Take a stand and join the campaign 27 February 2011

Boyfriends and girlfriends rarely make commitments and plans to delete private photographs of each other when they snap them. What happens when the relationship breaks down and one of them decides to post them online? What about the people who receive and forward the images and videos? In each act of viewing and forwarding, they are continuing and replicating the violence. APC is launching a ne...

First online petition by Pakistan development sector: Lobbies govt on violence against women
First online petition by Pakistan development sector: Lobbies govt on violence against women 13 February 2011 KB

Women survivors of domestic violence in Pakistan have long endured twofold abuse – not only at home but by a government that does not protect them. In 2009 there was hope the government would step up to protect women from domestic violence – the National Assembly passed the Domestic Violence (Prevention and Protection) Bill, but the bill expired after the Senate failed to pass it. However,...

Local radio, sms helplines, and the internet: Filipino women think local in stopping eVAW
Local radio, sms helplines, and the internet: Filipino women think local in stopping eVAW 11 February 2011

From radio dramas by a student theatre collective, to an sms helpline for migrant Filipinas working abroad, to web-based technology to help victims of violence in ex US military bases, five organisations that work with women and ICTs are being awarded with small grants to implement these projects through the APC Women’s Networking Support Programme’s (WNSP) Take Back the Tech! to end viol...

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