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There’s a crucial need to build a feminist internet that is inclusive and safe and recognises the vital role that women and gender-diverse people play in the digital world. This week, two key global events offer an opportunity to bring attention to the need for gender equality in the field of digital technologies.
The 67th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (#CSW67) starting on 6 March, is the first in the Commission’s history to have a specific focus on gender equality and digital technologies. It is taking place in New York, but many sessions can be followed online. APC will be bringing forward key issues around online gender-based violence, freedom of expression, gendered disinformation and more. We particularly recommend our side events “Ending online gender-based violence: How feminist approaches can create inclusive online spaces for all women and girls” and "Catalysing collective action to end technology-facilitated gender-based violence" (see all sessions here).
The session will coincide with International Women’s Day (#IWD2023), which this year revolves around the motto "Embrace equity".
Centring the full realisation of human rights, participation, security and well-being
Beyond focusing the conversation on technology and gender around "empowerment" and "innovation", we extend an invitation to centre the full realisation of human rights, participation, security and well-being, through producing, sharing and highlighting feminist perspectives and analysis around the priority theme.
This includes the importance of inclusion and meaningful participation of all women and girls, in all their diversity, in the digital space and in decision making at all levels of use, design, management and governance of digital technologies.
Would you like to cover #CSW67 and #IWD2023?
Read the full article, which includes a list of priorities and a schedule of the events APC is organising and participating in.
Access our #CSW67 social media kit.
Engage with APC through our main accounts on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or Mastodon (@firstname.lastname@example.org), and through our GenderIT.org accounts on Twitter (in English and Spanish).
For interviews, media coverage and other press inquiries, contact APC’s media outreach lead Leila Nachawati at email@example.com.
Follow #CSW67, #IWD2023 and our thematic hashtags: #HumanRightsOnline #GenderDigitalDivide #FeministInternet #OnlineGenderViolence #FreedomofExpression #InternetShutdowns #GenderedDisinformation #CommunityNetworks.
Check our press section for press releases, publications, multimedia materials and a list of contacts from the APC community.
The Association for Progressive Communications (APC) is an international network and non-profit organisation founded in 1990 that wants everyone to have access to a free and open internet to improve their lives and create a more just world. https://www.apc.org