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Asia Pacific stakeholders assert ‘Human rights should be the heart of internet governance discussion’

Posted Fri 29 Aug 2014 - 14:03 | 3,353 views
Annually since 2010, stakeholders coming from different countries in the Asia Pacific (AP) meet to discuss pertinent issues on internet governance. This forum where different stakeholders converge to ‘discuss, exchange, and collaborate’ is called the Asia Pacific Regional Internet Governance Forum (APrIGF), a regional Internet Governance Forum (IGF) initiative that hopes to build awareness and...

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Gender Workshops, Actions, and Events at the IGF 2014

Posted Thu 28 Aug 2014 - 23:01 | 3,386 views
Over the years, APC’s Women’s Rights Programme (WRP) has actively participated at the IGF in order to raise questions, issues, and linkages between feminism and the internet. Participation of gender advocates at the IGF has grown every year and this year’s WRP delegation includes 23 feminist and queer activists from India, Indonesia, Uganda, Argentina, Malaysia, Lebanon, South Africa, Kenya,...

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Technology-related violence against women – Recent legislative trends

Posted Tue 26 Aug 2014 - 22:28 | 6,797 views
This study seeks to explore recent legislative developments aimed at addressing and providing avenues of redress for technology-related violence against women. We explore the objectives, structure and application of four domestic legislative responses to different forms of violence against women, seeking to understand how domestic legislatures are responding to increasing awareness of violence...

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End violence research: Case summaries from country reports

Posted Mon 25 Aug 2014 - 20:21 | 4,926 views
The following case summaries are excerpted from End violence against women: Country reports, which involve seven countries and are part of research commissioned by the Association for Progressive Communications Women's Rights Programme (APC WRP) beginning in 2013.

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Feminist Principles of the Internet

Posted Wed 20 Aug 2014 - 14:11 | 31,630 views
Over three days, the participants discussed and debated intersections of gender, sexuality, and the internet – not only as a tool – but as a new public space. In thinking through these issues, the participants at the meeting developed a set of *15 feminist principles of the internet*. These are designed to be an evolving document that informs our work on gender and technology, as well as...

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Marginalised desires and the internet

Posted Tue 12 Aug 2014 - 18:14 | 5,233 views
This article explores marginalised desires and the need individuals have to express these desires online, especially when it may not be safe to do so offline. Attention is brought to the need to protect individuals’ rights to engage in sharing content and expressing their desires online; and the need for digital security to protection their data and identities. The article also discusses notions...

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Thirty years after 1984: Who’s looking at you?

Posted Tue 12 Aug 2014 - 17:43 | 4,803 views
Recording cameras everywhere, facial recognition software, gait-recognition technology, unauthorized collection of pictures: It is widely known now that private companies are working with states on surveillance, but does this affect women and girls in a particular way? “While online security is for everyone, women and girls are frequent targets of malicious attacks online, and they suffer greater...

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The not-so-strange feeling that someone’s always watching you

Posted Tue 12 Aug 2014 - 17:31 | 7,066 views
“The neighbour resembling plastic-bag-recording Ricky in American Beauty, who takes surreptitious pictures of you while collecting the day’s post. That picture of me that I posted 7 years ago on MySpace that’s now doing the rounds on some misogynistic Reddit thread. That nanny cam set up to protect your 6-year-old niece whose footage ends up on a child porn site. For most women, Big Brother lives...

DJS choice

DJ's CHOICE OF THE WEEK: Selfies, bathrooms and consensual sex

Posted Mon 11 Aug 2014 - 16:14 | 3,322 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...

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DJ's CHOICE OF THE WEEK: "Revenge porn", mirrors and Beyonce

Posted Mon 28 Jul 2014 - 17:53 | 4,208 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...