East Asia

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Feminist talk

Advocating for better ICT laws at the Asia Pacific Internet Governance Forum

Posted Thu 8 Aug 2019 - 12:05 | 299 views

The Asia Pacific Internet Governance Forum just completed in July 2019 and it took place in Russia. There were very few sessions that dealt with either gender or human rights and none that addressed sexuality. At one session there were discussions on the ICT related-laws and particularly on the broad and unclear provisions that deal with online censorship.

Feminist talk

Ten facts about your computer: Health, hardware and the toll on women

Posted Tue 21 Feb 2017 - 19:03 | 3,784 views
This article takes a look at where our hardware comes from, the electronics factories situated in primarily Asian countries, and the challenges facing the people, primarily women, who work there, and the issues that impact upon women workers in the electronics industry. Ten facts about your computer that illuminate the gendered nature of the labour that is embedded in our hardware.

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Flash Mob Korean Style

Posted Thu 28 Jun 2012 - 14:46 | 7,183 views
In Seoul for the Asia Europe Foundation's Informal Meeting on Human Rights, looking at human rights and ICTs, I made a few extra-curricular stops - it was hard not to, when just outside our hotel is an ongoing protest about labour rights. The protest site has obviously been occupied for some time - they are even growing tomato plants - and is just outside a major tourist attraction. The protest...

Publication

East Asian NGO Report on Beijing + 5 Review

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 05:26 | 2,794 views
East Asian Sub-Regional Report on the implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action was prepared by four countries in East Asia, i.e., China, Japan, Mongolia and the Republic of Korea.