women's rights

Joint UPR submission highlights women's rights and the internet in Uganda
Joint UPR submission highlights women's rights and the internet in Uganda 11 May 2016

“Ugandan women have the potential to be internet users who can champion different societal causes,” said Moses Owiny of WOUGNET, which joined with CIPESA and APC to draft a submission to Uganda’s second Universal Periodic Review (UPR) at the Human Rights Council.

Violations of freedom of expression in the name of religion increasingly taking place online, impacting women and sexual minorities
Violations of freedom of expression in the name of religion increasingly taking place online, impacting women and sexual minorities 17 February 2016 APC and Bytes for All, Pakistan

Violations of freedom of expression in the name of religion, are increasingly taking place online, and disproportionally impact women and sexual minorities.    

Joint written statement to the UN Human Rights Council on the impact of religion on freedom of expression and women's rights online
Joint written statement to the UN Human Rights Council on the impact of religion on freedom of expression and women's rights online 17 February 2016 APC and Byes for All, Pakistan

APC and Bytes for All, Pakistan welcome the report of the Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief, which rejects the conflict between freedom of expression and freedom of religion and instead highlights their positive interrelatedness and mutual reinforcement.    

Women’s rights, gender and Internet governance
Women’s rights, gender and Internet governance 05 November 2015 Avri Doria

This issue paper addresses the degree to which gender and women’s rights feature in Internet governance, in multiple interconnected ways including, but certainly not limited to, access, content and representation. Gender and women’s rights occupy a largely rhetorical role in today’s discussion of Internet governance.

Feminist Principles of the Internet
Feminist Principles of the Internet 09 September 2014 APC

Over three days, the participants discussed and debated intersections of gender, sexuality, and the internet – not only as a tool – but as a new public space. In thinking through these issues, the participants at the meeting developed a set of 15 Feminist Principles of the Internet. These are designed to be an evolving document that informs our work on gender and technology, as well as infl...

New GenderIT.org edition is out! Back and forth in the advancement of women's rights at CSW58
New GenderIT.org edition is out! Back and forth in the advancement of women's rights at CSW58 17 April 2014 Flavia Fascendini

This GenderIT.org edition addresses the negotiations and bargaining in agreements during the 58th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW58) around information and communication technologies and women’s rights, as well as the prospects for 2015, a key year for the women’s movement agenda. Despite the advances made, once again advocates had to focus their efforts on defending p...

Joint Submission on Internet-related Human Rights Issues in Nigeria
Joint Submission on Internet-related Human Rights Issues in Nigeria 18 March 2013 Fantsuam, Paradigm Initiative

This submission focuses on freedom of expression and freedom of information highlighting how the internet is being used to promote and protect human rights in Nigeria, and the danger to human rights posed by lack of protection for journalists in Nigeria. A recent report on intermediate liability in Nigeria stated: “The increased availability of internet access and telecommunication facil...

Statement of the WHRD International Coalition on Women Human Rights Defenders Day
Statement of the WHRD International Coalition on Women Human Rights Defenders Day 30 November 2012

On the occasion of November 29th, Women Human Rights Defenders Day, the Women Human Rights Defenders International Coalition stands in solidarity with the hundreds of thousands of women activists around the world who – with exemplary courage, determination, and strength, uphold women’s human rights, the rights of communities, and of the environment.

Landmark report on women’s rights on the internet
Landmark report on women’s rights on the internet 22 November 2012 Dafne Sabanes Plou

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. Read a report about “Women’s Rights on the Internet” on UNICEF’s The World We Want 2015 platform.

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 ...

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