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Digital dividens - World Development Report 2016

Posted Thu 31 Mar 2016 - 19:26 | 4,836 views
Digital technologies have spread rapidly in much of the world. Digital dividends—the broader development benefits from using these technologies—have lagged behind. In many instances digital technologies have boosted growth, expanded opportunities,and improved service delivery. Yet their aggregate impact has fallen short and is unevenly distributed.

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The elimination and prevention of all forms of violence against women and girls

Posted Mon 20 Apr 2015 - 23:44 | 3,680 views
These agreed conclusions produced by the 57th session of the Commission on the Status of Women strongly condemn all forms of violence against women and girls and urge States to recognize that sexual and gender-based violence affects victims and survivors, families, communities and societies.

DJS choice

Selfies, banned photos and LGBT bullying gets better

Posted Fri 30 Jan 2015 - 07:36 | 4,287 views
DJ's choice is a weekly section by GenderIT.org, exploring the depths of the web to provide you once a week with a top 5 of creative, interesting and informative pieces and resources on gender and ICTs. Delight yourself with this selection of “sparks”: Good readings, interesting links, videos, pictures, cool authors to point to, amazing tools, and much more. Send us interesting material to...

Feminist talk

Gender and Tech Pop-up Institute: New approaches to privacy and security

Posted Wed 28 Jan 2015 - 10:38 | 2,931 views
Organised by Tactical Technology Collective and the Association for Progressive Communications (APC), at the beginning of December last year, 76 women and a small group of men – human rights advocates, feminists, techies, activists – descended on an ageing East German ‘Schloss’ (manor house) near the border of Poland for seven days of training, collaboration, discussion, and knowledge exchange.

Feminist talk

Interview with Yvonne Oluoch: Winner of the #IncYOUBateIT competition hosted by Making All Voices Count

Posted Tue 20 Jan 2015 - 12:34 | 6,430 views
"In a continent where women form a majority of the population and half of the workforce, it is an anomaly that the percentage of women working in technology is less than 15%. Technology is one of the key factors driving Africa’s projected economic rise. As such, there is enormous potential for maximizing the growth of technology through increasing the number and quality of women in technology."

Feminist talk

Building women’s access to justice: Technology-related VAW in law and corporate policy

Posted Sat 10 Jan 2015 - 16:25 | 6,691 views
This article is based on the issue paper written by Namita Maholtra as part of the APC "End violence: Women´s rights and safety online” project entitled "Good questions on technology-related violence", and on a strong alliance with partners in seven countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Colombia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Mexico, Pakistan and the Philippines. Looking at tech-related...

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Good questions on technology-related violence

Posted Thu 8 Jan 2015 - 23:30 | 9,947 views
Between April 2013 and June 2014, the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) carried out its multi-country research exploring the adequacy and effectiveness of domestic legal remedies and corporate policies/redress mechanisms to address the issue of technology-related violence against women (VAW). This paper written by Namita Malhotra draws heavily on the final research reports from...

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Cases on women’s experiences of technology-related VAW and their access to justice

Posted Thu 8 Jan 2015 - 23:28 | 11,462 views
The case summaries are based on in-depth case studies mapping women’s experiences of technology-related VAW and their attempts to access justice either through domestic legal remedy or corporate grievance mechanisms. The original case studies were documented as part of the Association for Progressive Communication’s (APC) seven-country research initiative, “From impunity to justice: Exploring...

In depth

Violence against women online: What next steps intermediaries should take

Posted Thu 8 Jan 2015 - 20:59 | 11,782 views
In the response to abuse and threats that women face, are the technology big names like Facebook, Twitter and others taking tangible steps? In this article, GenderIT.org collaborator Rafia Shaikh explores the most outstanding points from a new research report developed by Rima Athar for the APC’s “End violence: Women’s rights and safety online” project on Improving Corporate Policies, which talks...

Feminist talk

Highlights on tech-related violence against women in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Mexico and the Philippines

Posted Fri 12 Dec 2014 - 17:17 | 4,220 views
APC's "End violence: Women's rights and safety online" project has achieved several milestones in the last few years, through the engagement of seven country partners who have explored the dynamics of tech-related violence against women (VAW) in their local contexts, and worked with different stakeholders in the process. 2014 opened up new possibilities and challenges for partners, and APCNews...