governance

Publication

EROTICS: Sex, rights and the internet - an exploratory research study

Posted Tue 9 Aug 2011 - 14:47 | 19,302 views
How is the internet a key public sphere for the struggle for sexual citizenship and the exercise of sexual rights? What is its value to a diversity of users, especially those most marginalised or discriminated against because of their sexual, gender or other forms of social identity? Why do arguments for the regulation of the internet anchor on the moral imperative to regulate sexuality? Who are...

Publication

CITIGEN: April 2011 Review Workshop Report.

Posted Wed 22 Jun 2011 - 12:01 | 3,529 views
The report collects inputs from the workshop organized by IT for Change in April 2011 in New Delhi. The workshop was the part of Asia-wide research programme 'Gender and Citizenship in the Information Society (CITIGEN)' and brought together researchers, scholars and practitioners to share their views on democracy and women's participation, new articulations of citizenship in the...

Feminist talk

Gender and citizenship in the information society

Posted Wed 22 Jun 2011 - 11:12 | 3,850 views
Arpita Joshi reports on a recent workshop organized by IT for Change, her home organization, in April 2011 in New Delhi. The workshop was the part of Asia-wide research programme 'Gender and Citizenship in the Information Society (CITIGEN)' and brought together researchers, scholars and practitioners to share their views on democracy and women's participation, new articulations of citizenship...

In depth

Gender Evaluation Methodology: Helping assess the gender impact of development work

Posted Tue 15 Feb 2011 - 12:31 | 8,757 views
“How exactly GEM can influence the discourse at the CSW, I think it is really to challenge the notion of development, or at least how governments understand it. “ The APC’s Angela Kuga Thas speaks with GenderIT.org editor about the Gender Evaluation Methodology, what it is and the value it adds to grassroots work on gender and ICTs.

In depth

Fatimata Seye Sylla: Not to have others speaking for us (video)

Posted Thu 7 Oct 2010 - 14:17 | 5,977 views
Fatimata Seye Sylla is a key figure in the Senegalese internet community. She worked for ten years within the Senegalese government, and for nine years in the private sector. She conducted the first national project to introduce ICT in the educational system. Fatimata shares with GenderIT.org why she came to Vilnius and what the IGF means to her personally and to women's rights.

Editorial

Looking for gender in the IGF agenda

Posted Thu 7 Oct 2010 - 13:24 | 6,558 views

In 1993, Karen Banks formed (along with other women colleagues from the APC) the APC Women's Networking Support Programme. She was responsible for coordination of APC's participation in the WSIS (World Summit in the Information Society), the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) and OECD meetings. GenderIT.org has invited Karen to reflect on gains and losses of persistent advocacy work of women's...

In depth

Sexual rights, openness and regulatory systems

Posted Thu 7 Oct 2010 - 12:03 | 5,461 views
The summary of the 'Sexual rights, openness and regulatory systems' workshop co-organized by APC WNSP, Centre for Internet and Society and Alternative Law Forum at the Internet Governance Forum(IGF) in Vilnius, Lithuania on September 14 2010. T.Q. from the Lebanon EroTICs team speaks about the history of the local queer movement which correlates with the development of the internet in Lebanon....

In depth

Latin America in the run-up to the IGF: global and regional synergy

Posted Thu 7 Oct 2010 - 11:11 | 5,255 views
The Association for Progressive Communications (APC), NUPEF and the Registry of Internet Domain Names for Latin America and the Caribbean sponsored the Third Regional Preparatory Meeting for the Internet Governance Forum (IGF), held in Ecuador in early August 2010. How might this regional meeting and the IGF impact each other? What recommendations and concerns emerged from the regional process?...

Publication

APC Brief on the Fifth Internet Governance Forum

Posted Tue 5 Oct 2010 - 13:16 | 3,947 views
The Internet Governance Forum is a platform for multi-stakeholder policy dialogue on internet governance, that emerged from the second phase of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS). In this document, APC presents in brief some of the most pressing issues to be debated in the IGF's fifth year of existence.

Publication

Transcript of the Protecting women’s rights: Internet content from a gender perspective workshop@ IGF, 2010

Posted Tue 21 Sep 2010 - 12:26 | 6,054 views
The transcript of the 'Protecting women’s rights: Internet content from a gender perspective' workshop co-organized by APC WNSP and Council of Europe at the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in Vilnius, Lithuania on September 17, 2010. This workshop explored the importance of applying a gender perspective to internet content, discussions around harmful content and content regulation.