Gender and ICTs
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 will be taking place between 3 and 6 October in Port Dickson, Malaysia.
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...
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.
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.
The articles in this bilingual edition point to how visibility, a complicated phenomenon in itself, is the starting point of a different way of being, and how the stories we tell – entangled in the fine wires of technology – are necessary and essential, and could be the foundations for the movement for change.
APC in collaboration with Mamacash, CREA, FRIDA, Urgent Action Fund, Astraea and AWID is organising a 4-day convening to discuss and reflect on how movement building in a digital age is expressed in different locations in the social justice landscape. Apply!
In late May the Guardian released the Facebook Files, leaked internal documents revealing how the company moderates content. Although Facebook has made some improvements, these documents confirm that it's often one step forward, one step back, as the platform continues to censor women's agency, especially women of colour and especially in relation to activism, while letting harassment flou...
EMPOWER is a Malaysian human rights group working towards a society where there is equality and a thriving democracy that respects diversity. They focus on women's leadership, participation and human rights.
Autonomous infrastructure addresses many levels: resilience, shifting this framework of understanding security and protection towards caring communities but really, at the end of the day, we easily fall into the dynamics of people expecting things from others perceived as experts