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We can be heroes: Towards public and legal recognition of online gender-based violence

Posted Sun 17 Jun 2018 - 18:18 | 1,881 views

Online violence, bullying, harassment, theft of identity, non-consensual circulation of intimate images - are now being recognised as offences in most countries, and acknowledged in public discourse as misogyny and attempts to silence women and gender-diverse people from participation in public life and denying them their rights to free expression and association, especially online. This...

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[EDITORIAL] Recognition of online GBV in international law: the highs and lows

Posted Sun 17 Jun 2018 - 18:07 | 949 views
Over a decade of consistent work around visibility of online GBV has led to finally a report by the Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women that specifically addresses this phenomenon. Jan Moolman sketches out a brief timeline of the milestones towards the recognition of online GBV, and this has included advocating for inclusion of sensitive language within international law and resolutions...

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HRC 29 resolution: "Accelerating efforts to eliminating all forms of violence against women: eliminating domestic violence"

Posted Fri 17 Jul 2015 - 11:56 | 2,882 views
The Human Rights Council resolution "Accelerating efforts to eliminating all forms of violence against women: eliminating domestic violence" recognises that violence against women can include acts such as cyberbullying and cyberstalking, both expressions of online VAW.

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Report of the Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions - Use of ICTs to secure the right to life - HRC 29 session

Posted Fri 3 Jul 2015 - 16:18 | 2,260 views
In the present report, submitted to the Human Rights Council pursuant to its resolution 26/12, the Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions discusses the implications of information and communications technologies (ICTs) for the protection of the right to life.

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Report of the Working Group on the issue of discrimination against women in law and in practice - HRC 29 session

Posted Fri 3 Jul 2015 - 15:41 | 2,304 views
In this report, the Working Group on the issue of discrimination against women in law and in practice examines discrimination against women and girls in cultural and family life.

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HRC29: Joint statement on the importance of encryption and anonymity for people facing discrimination and persecution based on their sexual orientation and gender identity

Posted Mon 22 Jun 2015 - 20:16 | 2,325 views
At the 29th session of the Human Rights Council, APC together with the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission and the International Lesbian and Gay Association delivered a joint statement highlighting the importance of encryption and anonymity for people who face discrimination and persecution based on their sexual orientation and gender identity.

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Briefings on technology-related violence against women for the 29 Human Rights Council session

Posted Wed 17 Jun 2015 - 17:42 | 2,263 views
APC developed a brief and a background document on technology-related violence against women to support its advocacy efforts at the 29th session of the Human Rights Council.

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APC's Oral Statement on Violence against Women at the UN Human Rights Council

Posted Tue 16 Jun 2015 - 13:59 | 2,259 views
During the Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on violence against women at the 29th Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council, Chat Garcia Ramilo delivered an oral statement on behalf of the Association for Progressive Communications calling on all States to develop effective responses to technology-related violence against women as a matter of urgency as part of their existing...

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Hands off my internet! Abortion stigmas - accessing and controlling information on reproductive rights

Posted Mon 15 Sep 2014 - 20:11 | 3,637 views
The internet provides a vital space for women and girls to access information about sexual and reproductive health and services, including information about abortion. Yet both governments and corporations censor that information – but you can be part of the conversation that helps break down the boundaries to this important health information.

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A little red dot on a map points to a significant debate

Posted Wed 3 Oct 2012 - 17:49 | 4,256 views
A Feminist talk entry published in GenderIT.org (in Portuguese) started an interesting exchange related to the complex fields of freedom of expression, censorship, hate speech, legal remedies, and ICT related violence against women. You must be asking yourself what it was about, in order to start such a complex debate. Well, it all starts with a map.