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Women human rights defenders and digital security: Reflections with a Latin American accent
Women human rights defenders and digital security: Reflections with a Latin American accent 07 November 2012 Daysi Flores

A survey of women human rights defenders (WHRDs) conducted as part of APC’s Connect Your Rights! campaign revealed some interesting practices and perceptions in terms of their use of information and communications technologies in their work. Read an analysis.

What are the digital security concerns and threats facing women human rights defenders?
What are the digital security concerns and threats facing women human rights defenders? 26 October 2012 CYR

One of the first steps to address violence against women is documenting the problem. APC’s Connect Your Rights! Campaign has conducted a survey of 40 women human rights defenders from across Latin America, Eastern Europe, Africa and Asia, on their online experiences, their security concerns and their training needs.

UN Human Rights Council holds first-ever discussion on Women Human Rights Defenders
UN Human Rights Council holds first-ever discussion on Women Human Rights Defenders 28 June 2012

The 20th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council convened a 3-hour panel on 26 June on Women Human Rights Defenders as part of its annual full-day discussion on women’s human rights.

UPR of South Africa: Connecting the right to communication to women's rights
UPR of South Africa: Connecting the right to communication to women's rights 18 June 2012 Sonia Randhawa and Selina L. Mudavanhu

South Africa’s constitution guarantees freedom of expression and has been interpreted to include the right to community media and to creative journalistic content. However, online media and its regulation fall short.

Women human rights defenders & the digital security concerns
Women human rights defenders & the digital security concerns 11 May 2012

Take this brief survey to help three NGOs understand women human rights defenders’ experiences and views on online security. All responses are anonymised and will help inform the work of activists. Survey closes May 18!

Getting ready for the internet's backstreets
Getting ready for the internet's backstreets 19 April 2012 FD

While the internet is a powerful campaigning space, it’s got its obscure backstreets too. What are the specific threats and concerns to women human rights defenders in that space? This 5-minute survey tries to get a feel of your digital security readiness with a tour of 17 questions. Take the tour and learn about your privacy options.

Women's human rights online & the Universal Periodic Review
Women's human rights online & the Universal Periodic Review 17 April 2012

From May 21 to June 4 2012, the second cycle of the Human Rights Council’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR) will begin at the UN in Geneva. The UPR is a mechanism for states to tell other countries what they have achieved in promoting human rights – but also for non-state actors to raise issues of concern. Read this special edition of GenderIT.org to learn more about the current discussions ...

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