women´s rights

Leading up to the Beijing Review: Strategising for Section J
Leading up to the Beijing Review: Strategising for Section J 19 March 2014

A strategising meeting for Beijing Platform for Action Section J was held on 13 March during this year’s CSW 58. The meeting was attended by representatives of APC, Isis International, Women and Media Collective, and Search for Common Ground, to plan for Beijing+20, emphasising Section J concerns, particularly the use of all media and ICTs to be seen as an issue that cuts across all the 12 critical areas of concern in the Beijing Platform.

LAC countries submit position letter on CSW58 agreed conclusions
LAC countries submit position letter on CSW58 agreed conclusions 19 March 2014 Flavia Fascendini

The position of Latin American and Caribbean countries on the CSW58 agreed conclusions emphasises the inseparable link that exists between human rights and development. The signing organisations, which include APC, also express concern over the non-incorporation of the human rights of women in the agreed conclusions and the elimination of references to sexual and reproductive rights.

CSW58: Jan Moolman from APC explains centrality of media and ICTs in conversations about development
CSW58: Jan Moolman from APC explains centrality of media and ICTs in conversations about development 17 March 2014 Gender Links

As part of an NGO parallel event at CSW58, hosted by the Southern Africa Gender Protocol Alliance and Gender Links, Jan Moolman, Women’s Rights Programme project coordinator from APC, explains how important information and communication technologies and the media are in advancing gender equality and protecting women’s rights.

Global Information Society Watch 2013: Women's rights, gender and ICTs
Global Information Society Watch 2013: Women's rights, gender and ICTs 11 March 2014 Various

GISWatch 2013 shows that gains in women’s rights made online are not always certain or stable. It is a call to action, to the increased participation of women in all forms of technological governance and development, and to a reaffirmation and strengthening of their rights online.    

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.    

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.

Red light to cybercrime law in the Philippines
Red light to cybercrime law in the Philippines 11 February 2013 Flavia Fascendini

On February 5, 2013 the Philippines Supreme Court extended until further notice the temporary restraining order issued on the implementation of the controversial Republic Act 10175 or the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012. This sets a milestone for organisations and individuals advocating for internet rights.

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.

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.

Women at the IGF: Now we need to mainstream gender
Women at the IGF: Now we need to mainstream gender 23 November 2012 Sonia Randhawa

This year’s Internet Governance Forum came to a close in Baku, Azerbaijan on 9 November. GenderIT.org contributor Sonia Randhawa spoke to three women about their experiences at the IGF, and whether any progress is being made in terms of the representation of women, and the prominence of women’s rights and gender as cross-cutting issues for internet governance.

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