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 (BPFA) Section J was held on 13 March at the Vienna Cafe in the UN Building during this year’s UNCSW 58. The meeting was attended by representatives of the Association for Progressive Communications (APC), Isis International, the Women and Media Collective, and Search for Common Ground. This UNCSW is of major significance as it prepares for the +20 Review next year. In this historical review, the Beijing Platform for Action, the post-20...

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. Nevertheless, the signing organisations, which include APC, also express deep concern over certain comments issued by a small group of countries from the region during the negotiation process at CSW regarding the non-incorporation of the human rights of women in the agreed conclusions and the elimination of references to sexua...

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 the Association for Progressive Communications, explains how important information and communication technologies (ICTs) and the media are in advancing gender equality and protecting women’s rights. Here is...

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

This edition of GISWatch explores women’s rights and gender through the lens of information and communications technologies (ICTs). It includes a series of expert thematic reports on issues such as access to infrastructure, participation, online disobedience, and sexuality online, as well as 46 country reports on topics like the rights of domestic workers, trafficking in women, participation ...

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 ...

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

Strengthening the capacity of women’s rights activists and organisations to use technology tools in their work to end violence against women has been one of APC’s main work areas since 2005. Following this path, APC’s project End violence: Women’s rights and safety online is being implemented by partners in seven countries through a combination of strategies that contribute towards ...

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

PIFA CyberCriminals pose for mugshots during the Black Tuesday 2.0 demonstrations in front of the Supreme Court on October 9, 2012: Photo by Irish FloresFebruary started with good news not only for Filipino citizens but for people and organisations of all countries as well. A proposed law threatening fundamental freedoms, said to be the most opposed in the history of the Philippines, was put on...

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