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Imagine a Feminist Internet: The conversation is on!

Posted Fri 17 Jul 2015 - 16:46 | 5,288 views
This year, a group of 45 activists, researchers, academics and techies are meeting again in Malaysia to deepen the discussion around feminism and technology. They will be tweeting on #imagineafeministinternet and we invite you to participate in the conversation by engaging with the hashtag and following @takebackthetech.

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How technology issues impact women’s rights: 10 points on Section J

Posted Mon 9 Mar 2015 - 11:27 | 15,311 views
APC's advocacy for the re-prioritisation of Section J at the 59th session of the Commission on the Status of Women asks governments to recognise the critical role that the media and ICT play in both advancing and stifling women's rights. At the same time, it is vital that women's rights activists and organisations examine how ICT affects their work and take up Section J demands.
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Gender dynamics need to be addressed in communications surveillance in Uganda

Posted Thu 4 Dec 2014 - 14:06 | 5,090 views
The incident involving the prime minister highlights why there is growing concern over the governance and regulation of communication surveillance, and how it is being used to infringe on one’s right to privacy in Uganda. Because this case affected a high-ranking Ugandan official, the question is, how safe is the ordinary Ugandan? And from a gender activist perspective, what are the gender...

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Gender equality in the information society - a review of current literature and recommendations for policy and practice

Posted Thu 13 Nov 2014 - 12:28 | 3,206 views
The information society is not gender neutral – it has different implications for women and men, girls and boys, and for the relationships between them. It is therefore vital to begin reflecting more critically on how ICTs are changing the nature of gender relations in social, political, economic and cultural landscapes. On one hand is important to recognise and harness the potential of <br /...

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How technology informs my activism: A conversation with gender and technology activists in Barcelona

Posted Mon 27 Oct 2014 - 15:27 | 16,766 views
Interviewed during the APC Member Meeting in Barcelona, Spain, gender and technology activists Anne Roth, Hilary Goldstein, Marie Githini, and Sarah Marland, talked about how technology informs their activism and what turns them on about technology.

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Participants in Costa Rican Women's Hackathon develop software applications to solve social problems

Posted Mon 20 Oct 2014 - 14:33 | 23,470 views
On 30 and 31 August 2014, 39 women engineers and technologists created nine prototypes of software applications aimed at solving social problems in the north of Costa Rica, at the First Women's Hackathon, organised by APC member organisation Sulá Batsú through its TIC-AS project, with the support of UN Women's Fund for Gender Equality.

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Women Weave the Web: Digital inclusion and empowerment campaign

Posted Mon 10 Mar 2014 - 14:13 | 2,854 views
Want to learn more about the Women Weave the Web Campaign? You've come to the right place! Take a look at this page to get answers to all of the questions you may have about Wold Pulse's Digital Action Campaign. If you are looking for more general information on our Campaigns, please see our What is a Campaign? page.

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Infographic - #StopStoning WOMEN NOW!

Posted Tue 23 Jul 2013 - 09:02 | 5,462 views
The infographic was produced as part of the WLUML global campaign to end the brutal practice of stoning. In fourteen countries around the world, this brutal punishment and form of torture continues to exist. The flyer highlights the case of a young woman who was stoned to death for having a cell phone in Pakistan. The campaign advocate for a UN resolution against stoning, ban of stoning in...
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Editorial

A is for Agency

Posted Wed 10 Jul 2013 - 16:12 | 15,015 views
It’s been a great month for cyber-feminism. The #FBrape campaign succeeded in changing the social network giant’s policies on violence against women in record time. The global alarm over the NSA surveillance scandal created mass awareness over privacy and access to personal data. And Instagram launched hipster filters for videos. Perhaps not as breakthrough, but definitely encouraging of more...

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"What went wrong?" Anita Gurumurthy's statement at the closing ceremony of WSIS plus 10 review

Posted Fri 8 Mar 2013 - 13:33 | 6,901 views
The statement by Anita Gurumurthy, Executive Director, IT for Change, at the closing ceremony of WSIS plus 10 review held by UNESCO from 25th to 27th February, 2013, starts questioning _"what went wrong?"_ in the last decade since the internet should have been been equalising social and economic opportunity. Why did the internet, and the information society phenomenon not do what it was...