Gender and ICTs

APC submission to the ITU Council Working Group-Internet Open Consultation on “International Internet-related Public Policy Issues on Harnessing New and Emerging Telecommunications/ICTs for Sustainable Development”
APC submission to the ITU Council Working Group-Internet Open Consultation on “International Internet-related Public Policy Issues on Harnessing New and Emerging Telecommunications/ICTs for Sustainable Development” 22 January 2020 APC

In an increasingly interconnected world, it is easy to forget that many people lack basic internet connectivity. We encourage the ITU to continue to focus on its core mandate of “connecting all the world’s people”, and explore new and emerging technologies to improve connectivity.

Shared values and visions: Body & Data joins the APC network of member organisations
Shared values and visions: Body & Data joins the APC network of member organisations 17 January 2020 APCNews

Meet one of APC's newest members: Body & Data, an organisation based in Nepal that works to create a free, open and just internet where women and queer people can exercise their agency and autonomy with suitable technologies and secure digital strategies.

Good-mannered women never make any history, even online
Good-mannered women never make any history, even online 10 January 2020 Francis Monyango

Through two stories from Kenyan women, this article shows how women get harassed online, especially when they express themselves in ways that do not conform to the patriarchal order in the society which they live in.

Nontsokolo Sigcau of Zenzeleni: "I want to take this community network to other communities, because internet is for everyone"
Nontsokolo Sigcau of Zenzeleni: "I want to take this community network to other communities, because internet is for everyone" 02 January 2020 APCNews

This is the fifth in a series of interviews that highlight the journey, struggles and achievements of women doing work in community networks. We are documenting their experiences with the intention to inspire more women to get involved in this field.

Marcela Guerra from Coolab, Brazil: "Now women feel safe to explain technology in a context where before they did not even feel safe to ask"
Marcela Guerra from Coolab, Brazil: "Now women feel safe to explain technology in a context where before they did not even feel safe to ask" 12 December 2019 APCNews

This is the fourth in a series of interviews we will be publishing until the end of the year that highlight the journey, struggles and achievements of women doing work in community networks. We will document their experiences with the intention to inspire more women to get involved in this field.

Internet freedom is not enough: Cyberfeminists are fighting for a new reality
Internet freedom is not enough: Cyberfeminists are fighting for a new reality 06 December 2019 Ani Phoebe Hao for GenderIT.org

A robust community of feminist organisations and activists are striving to strengthen digital rights. Cyberfeminists, especially from the global South, are going deeper into making digital rights a reality for women, LBT individuals, non-English speaking people in the global South, and more.

Global Information Society Watch 2019 - Artificial intelligence: Human rights, social justice and development
Global Information Society Watch 2019 - Artificial intelligence: Human rights, social justice and development 28 November 2019 Various

While pointing to the positive use of AI to enable rights in ways that were not easily possible before, this edition of GISWatch highlights the real threats that we need to pay attention to if we are going to build an AI-embedded future that enables human dignity.

APC submission to the UN Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief: Gender and freedom of religion or belief
APC submission to the UN Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief: Gender and freedom of religion or belief 28 November 2019 APC

APC presents this report on the experience and situation of women and LGBTIQA+ persons and communities in relation to the intersection of religion and online spaces, with particular examples from Asia given the pressing nature of the issues in the region.

Making a Feminist Internet in Africa: The importance of including the most marginalised among us
Making a Feminist Internet in Africa: The importance of including the most marginalised among us 28 November 2019 Fabiola Ingabire

Organised by the APC Women’s Rights Programme, the four-day MFI convening brought together feminists from 18 African countries to contribute towards the ongoing work of collectively imagining and locating diverse understandings and experiences of digital technologies and spaces.

Where is feminism in the Hong Kong protests? Issues in the context of the anti-extradition movement
Where is feminism in the Hong Kong protests? Issues in the context of the anti-extradition movement 27 November 2019 Petula - Sik Ying Ho for GenderIT.org

In this article about the recent uprising in Hong Kong against the control of the Beijing government, we take a look at the complexities that feminists and LGBTIQ+ activists have to live with, in spite of working for freedom and democracy alongside and in movements.

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