Gender and ICTs

Revisit to resist: Histories of the movement to end gender-based violence
Revisit to resist: Histories of the movement to end gender-based violence 08 November 2017

Memory is resistance. When your story is silenced or challenged, remembering the truth is critical.  And when we document our experiences, we pass on the lessons we learned. For the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence (25 November-10 December), Take Back the Tech! wants to look back (and forward) at the movement to end gender-based violence – to digitise and preserve our memories and examine them for lessons we can use now and in the future.

Enrol! Recognising and responding to online gender-based violence
Enrol! Recognising and responding to online gender-based violence 06 November 2017

You may have heard about online gender-based violence, but what is it exactly and how does it affect human rights? This course will teach you about different types of online gender-based violence, such as cyberstalking and blackmail, and share case studies that show how such violence affects people, from average web or mobile phone users to women's rights activists.

APC 2016 Annual Report is out!
APC 2016 Annual Report is out! 26 October 2017 Flavia Fascendini

APC's Annual Report for 2016 narrates organisational life matters and the year's work around our six strategic areas: access, rights, a feminist internet, governance, use and development, and the APC community, told through 60 short stories, 25 of them contributed by our members. 2016 was a year of several changes for APC. It is quite remarkable, this characteristic of change: it is slippery wh...

Call for applications for the fifth African School on Internet Governance (AfriSIG)
Call for applications for the fifth African School on Internet Governance (AfriSIG) 11 October 2017

The Association for Progressive Communications (APC) is pleased to announce the call for applications for the fifth African School on Internet Governance (AfriSIG), to be held in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt from 28 November to 2 December.

APC's subgranting programme benefits 18 members in 2017
APC's subgranting programme benefits 18 members in 2017 09 October 2017

APC’s subgranting programme in its second year awarded a total of USD 273,986 to support its members in achieving APC’s vision. Eighteen member organisations were recipients of 21 grants, and funds were also used to support the research for 28 national GISWatch 2017 reports.

New APC member Kéfir: "We need to create together digital neighbourhoods where we can operate without fear"
New APC member Kéfir: "We need to create together digital neighbourhoods where we can operate without fear" 26 September 2017

Kefir, based in Mexico, is a free/libre tech feminist cooperative for activists, human right defenders, journalists, civil society organisations, collectives and artists that aims to build safe and free (as in freedom) spaces on the internet. In August 2017, they joined the APC network. 

Making a Feminist Internet: Movement Building in a Digital Age in Port Dickson, Malaysia
Making a Feminist Internet: Movement Building in a Digital Age in Port Dickson, Malaysia 22 September 2017

Making a Feminist Internet: Movement Building in a Digital Age will be taking place between 3 and 6 October in Port Dickson, Malaysia.

Intersection between women’s rights and internet governance in Uganda
Intersection between women’s rights and internet governance in Uganda 19 September 2017 Godfrey Kayobyo, Peter Fuuna, Moses Owiny and Zavuga Amuriat

The internet is recognized as a potentially transformative space. However, lack of integration of women’s rights and sexual rights perspectives in internet governance conversations and processes was identified as a key factor limiting the internet to fulfill its potential as transformative space for all. This policy brief provides recommendations for policy processes to ensure equal part...

Muavin, a community-based solution for fighting online harassment in Pakistan
Muavin, a community-based solution for fighting online harassment in Pakistan 14 September 2017

Women journalists and human rights defenders face increasing abuse and harassment while using the internet. Among the latest resources to respond to online attacks, a new platform called Muavin has been launched by APC member in Pakistan Media Matters for Democracy with support of an APC grant.

Uganda's ICT Laws and Policies from a Gender Perspective
Uganda's ICT Laws and Policies from a Gender Perspective 11 September 2017 Moses Owiny and Zavuga G. Amuriat (editors)

WOUGNET in partnership with the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) conducted a desk review to ascertain the gender responsiveness of ICT policies and laws and create advocacy and awareness surrounding the need for more participation of women in ICT discussions, policies and decision making processes.