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PERGAMINO 20 March 2015 (Flavia Fascendini for APCNews)

“In a time when there are 200 million fewer women with access to the internet, and where 98% of sexual rights activists say the internet is crucial to their work, with 51% of them facing violence and intimidation online, how would a feminist internet look?” This was the concluding remark made by APC’s Jac sm Kee to a panel at the 59th session of the Commission on the Status of Women. We invite you to walk through some highlights of the event.

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HRC 28th session: "The violence faced by women human rights defenders has only intensified,” state APC and partners

20 March 2015 (ISHR, APC, AWID and FORUM-ASIA on behalf of the WHRD IC for APCNews)

The adoption of Egypt’s Universal Periodic Review report is taking place on Friday 20 March 2015. NGOs have the opportunity to make an oral statement during this time. This is the statement that ISHR, APC, AWID and FORUM-ASIA put together on behalf of the Women Human Rights Defenders International Coalition, focusing on the situation of women human rights defenders in Egypt.

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HRC 28th session: Statement of ISHR, APC, AWID and FORUM-ASIA on behalf of the Women Human Rights Defenders International Coalition

By ISHR, APC, AWID and FORUM-ASIA on behalf of the WHRD IC (March 2015, APC )

The adoption of Egypt’s Universal Periodic Review report is taking place on Friday 20 March 2015. NGOs have the opportunity to make an oral statement during this time. This is the statement that the Women Human Rights Defenders International Coalition put together, focusing on the situation of women human rights defenders in Egypt. “We express our grave concern that the violence, intimidation and harassment faced by women human rights defenders, which were raised during Egypt’s UPR last year, has only intensified,” the statement says.

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La Lucha: The story of Lucha Castro and human rights in Mexico

Front Line Defenders announces the release of “La Lucha: The story of Lucha Castro and human rights in Mexico”, published by Verso Books.

La Lucha is the first in a series of nonfiction graphic novels from Front Line Defenders documenting the stories of human rights defenders at risk around the world.

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Research findings on technology-based violence against women launched at 59th session of the CSW

PERGAMINO 12 March 2015 (Flavia Fascendini for APCNews)

The Association for Progressive Communications Women’s Rights Programme (APC WRP) has organised the panel “Ending violence against women online: Effective responses to promote women’s rights and safety” to be held on Friday 13 March at 10:30 AM at the Armenian Convention Center, New York, as a side event at the 59th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW).

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Research findings on technology-based violence against women to be launched at 59th session of the Commission on the Status of Women

12 March 2015
PERGAMINO 12 March 2015 (APCNews) -

The Association for Progressive Communications Women’s Rights Programme (APC WRP) has organised the panel Ending violence against women online: Effective responses to promote women’s rights and safety to be held on Friday 13 March at 10:30 AM at the Armenian Convention Center, New York, as a side event at the 59th session of the Commissio

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APC's campaign and events at the 59th session of the Commission on the Status of Women in New York

11 March 2015
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PERGAMINO, Argentina, 6 March 2015 – The APC Women’s Rights Programme will be actively participating at the 59th session of the Commission on the Status of Women in New York from 9-20 March, 2015.

Briefing Note: Human Rights Council 28th session

By Deniz D. Aydin (Access), Deborah Brown and Shawna Finnegan (March 2015, APC )
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Research results are out! From impunity to justice: Exploring corporate and legal remedies for technology-related violence against women

PERGAMINO 9 March 2015 (Flavia Fascendini for GenderIT.org)

A new series of reports by the Association for Progressive Communications presents findings from a multi-country research project on technology-related violence against women. The research – which reveals a lack of access to justice for survivors – highlights the voices and experiences of women who have faced technology-related VAW and sought justice through state agencies and internet intermediaries. The research identifies available legal remedies, and analyses their strengths and limitations.

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