privacy and security

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How activism shapes your experience of being a citizen on the internet

Posted Tue 9 Jul 2013 - 13:34 | 11,367 views
What does it mean to use the internet freely and fully? What freedom do you have to express who you are, how you live your life, what you desire, dream and believe in on the internet? And how safely can you communicate, contribute, exist, navigate and be in the spaces online that can so powerfully connect you to communities and knowledges that build our sense of self? This article written by...

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Voices from digital spaces: Technology related violence against women

Posted Tue 27 Mar 2012 - 15:52 | 16,350 views
Drawing on findings from APC's MDG3: Take Back the Tech! project with women's rights organisations in twelve countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America, this paper explores the links between the internet, cell phones and violence against women and illustrates that technology related violence impacts women as seriously as other forms of violence.

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

Posted Tue 9 Aug 2011 - 13:47 | 18,171 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...

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Internet Governance Issues on Sexuality and Women's Rights

Posted Fri 10 Sep 2010 - 00:11 | 10,728 views
The Internet Governance Forum (IGF) has been a challenging space for both women's rights advocates and for broader constituencies engaged in advocacy for gender equality and sexuality related rights. In the fifth and final year of its mandate, women's rights are still being dwarfed as a critical issue to be debated in this arena, while sexuality issues, although present, are not seen as a matter...

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Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC): Violence against women and ICT

Posted Tue 3 Aug 2010 - 11:35 | 7,368 views
In the context of a country with one of the world's worst human rights records, women and girls are the victims of sexual violence perpetrated mostly by combatants from both sides. However, Sylvie Niombo finds in this paper that the intersections between violence against women and girls and ICTs in the DRC are not well established. The internet makes it possible to share experiences and...

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Philippines: Violence against women and ICT

Posted Tue 3 Aug 2010 - 11:17 | 11,315 views
Jessica Umanos Sotos explores why specific law is needed in the Philippines to prosecute perpetrators of violence against women through the use of ICTs or cyberspace. She argues that national ICT institutions and private companies’ policies cannot remain blind to the violations to women’s rights perpetuated via ICTs in the context of the violation of privacy rights through the illicit production...

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Argentina: Strategic use of ICT as a response to violence against women

Posted Wed 28 Jul 2010 - 14:37 | 12,234 views
Although violence against women through information and communication technologies is not yet a matter of public discussion in Argentina, the problem affects the lives of women and girls. A workshop held in Buenos Aires by APC WNSP to guide women in the strategic use of ICTs to combat violence resulted in some interesting initiatives. Concern regarding the irregular use made of cell phones, the...

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Democratic Republic of the Congo: Two sides of the same ICT coin - breaking the silence /breaking the laws

Posted Wed 28 Jul 2010 - 11:19 | 20,175 views
GenderIT.org writer Mavic Cabrera-Balleza speaks with Sylvie Niombo and Francoise Mukuku, ICT activists from Congo-Brazzaville and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) respectively. They discuss various facets of the information and communication technologies and the context to which they apply in the DRC . The interviewees elaborate on how ICTs can be used to reduce incidence of violence...

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South Africa: Privacy and domestic violence online and off

Posted Mon 19 Jul 2010 - 20:38 | 17,225 views
While women's rights activists have been at the forefront of making the private crimes that occur at home - domestic violence, marital rape - public, new technologies are making the private public in ways that disenfranchise, alienate and violate women. Esther Nasikye and Sally-Jean Shackleton explore how ICTs, privacy and domestic violence in South Africa are showing up problems in both policy...

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Internet regulation and the Brazilian EroTICs context

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 05:21 | 5,925 views
Authors Sonia Corrêa, Marina Maria and Jandira Queiroz document how gender and sexuality have been at the heart of internet regulation debates in Brazil. However, this centrality does not necessarily translate to the discourses, analysis and the political claims of social actors involved in sexual politics, on the one hand, and digital politics, on the other. In the authors' view, there is no...