online GBV

Feminist talk

Threats on her phone and footsteps behind her back

Posted Thu 26 Nov 2015 - 00:05 | 4,586 views
Nina finished her work day at the high-fashion clothing store in the biggest shopping mall in Sarajevo. She sighed, remembering everything she had to go through to get out of that violent and abusive relationship that she endured for three years. One thousand and ninety-five days until she found the strength and support to end it. But that was just one step in the continuum of violence that would...

Mexico: Exploring technology-related violence against women

Posted Mon 23 Nov 2015 - 00:00 | 5,373 views
Welcome to the fourth in a series of 7 mini-editions we’re putting together to highlight the project “End violence: Women’s rights and safety online”. Each edition focuses on one country in which the research was conducted, and brings together articles, major findings, and interviews with the research teams. In this edition we look at Mexico, where legislation often doesn’t translate into...

In depth

From fear to courage: Talking about technology, violence and justice in Mexico

Posted Mon 23 Nov 2015 - 00:00 | 4,240 views
An interview by Florencia Goldsman with research report author Gabriela Polanco and APC’s project coordinator in Mexico Erika Smith explores many of the nuances that emerged from the research. From assessing to what extent technology is an enabler of violence to musing on the various meanings of ‘justice’ for survivors, this conversation takes us behind the scenes of the Mexican edition of the...

Publication

End violence: Women's rights and technology-related violence in Colombia

Posted Sun 22 Nov 2015 - 12:46 | 4,534 views
This report describes research carried out by Colnodo in Colombia between February and May 2014 as part of an Association for Progressive Communications (APC) project covering seven countries, titled End violence: Women's rights and safety online.

Feminist talk

Uganda urgently needs to prioritise gender equality online

Posted Sat 19 Sep 2015 - 20:04 | 3,104 views
Ahead of the launch of our Women’s Rights Online research, this series of guest blogs features on-the-ground perspectives from each of our research partners around the world. In this post, Irene Murungi, Gender Policy Officer at Women of Uganda Network (WOUGNET), talks about why it’s important to get more Ugandan women online and involved in internet policy debates.

Publication

Research design: Exploring corporate and state remedies for technology-related violence against women

Posted Wed 9 Sep 2015 - 01:00 | 3,545 views
Between April 2013 and June 2014, the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) carried out a multi-country research entitled „From impunity to justice“ as the part of its project End violence: Women's rights and safety online. The research involved the collection of case studies that highlight the voices and experiences of women from the global south who have faced technology-...

Feminist talk

Barriers to women’s participation on the internet evolve with increased ‘access’

Posted Thu 3 Sep 2015 - 17:56 | 12,322 views
In the opening session at this year’s Gender and Internet Governance eXchange (gigXAfrica), participants highlighted some key questions they had that they hoped would be answered during the exchange. One participant innocently asked: if the internet is free for all, how are women really marginalized in that space? This is my attempt at a calm response to this question that I am slowly realising...

Publication

The danger of ICANN’s new Domain Registration Proposal

Posted Thu 9 Jul 2015 - 14:25 | 4,844 views
APC has endorsed the Non Commercial Stakeholder Group (NCSG) comments to the Initial Report on the Privacy and Proxy Services published on May 5th and elaborated by the Privacy/Proxy Services Accreditation Services Issues working group, which will impact all groups and individuals that value the ability to protect their private information online. "If we claim to make efforts towards a safe...

Feminist talk

Three things I’ve learned at the Gender and Internet Governance Exchange, Asia

Posted Wed 8 Jul 2015 - 17:00 | 4,753 views
Noemi Lardizabal-Dado was one of the participants in the Gender and Internet Governance Exchange in Asia. In this feminist talk, she shares how she participated with other feminists in the questioning around “what kind of internet do we want and what will it take for us to achieve it?”
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Editorial

It is not yet time; we must reclaim our space

Posted Fri 29 May 2015 - 15:09 | 5,047 views
It is exciting to be a part of this edition, and especially that it is 20 years since the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action – a blueprint that brought energy and enthusiasm to the women’s movement. It enhanced the liveliness of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) and the Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action, and reaffirmed that “...