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#WhatAreYouDoingAboutVAW campaign: Social media accountability

Posted Fri 12 Sep 2014 - 16:41 | 4,974 views
On 21 July, Take Back the Tech! began a campaign demanding to know what Facebook, Twitter and YouTube are doing about violence against women on their sites. Our primary goal is to get them to take a clear stand on violence against women in their terms of service and engage with diverse civil society to find solutions for safer platforms

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Why do the Feminist Principles of the Internet matter?

Posted Fri 12 Sep 2014 - 16:40 | 3,786 views
The internet is believed to be an open space for everyone to express themselves freely. So why do we need a set of principles to "govern" us?

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IGF 2014: From Istanbul with love or “honey trap”?

Posted Fri 12 Sep 2014 - 16:38 | 5,428 views
Looking for love online can be exhilirating and fun. But for LGBTIQ relationships, there is a need for safe, unpoliced spaces to allow for personal and political growth. Kamel Manaf explores how sex and internet activism link and overlap.

9th IGF: Feminist talks scale over the walls of internet governance

Posted Fri 12 Sep 2014 - 16:34 | 4,484 views
On 2-5 September 2014, over 2,400 activists, academics, businesspeople and government representatives from 144 countries actively participated in policy dialogue on issues of internet governance at the ninth annual Internet Governance Forum, held in Istanbul, Turkey. This edition of our newsletter offers snapshots of these debates and features observations and reflections from feminist and queer...

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9th Internet Governance Forum: Gender and sexuality online

Posted Thu 11 Sep 2014 - 13:49 | 4,131 views
There were several sessions and side meetings at the 9th Internet Governance Forum (IGF). Out of those, there were only a few on gender and sexuality, and this post is about the ones I had the privilege to attend. On September 1st, before the IGF officially started, the Association For Progresssive Communications (APC), organized a day-long pre-event meeting on Sex, Rights, and Internet...

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Moderate progress in gender parity and inclusion at the IGF between 2012-2013

Posted Mon 1 Sep 2014 - 18:18 | 2,916 views
APC summarised the contents of the Gender Report Card sections of the workshop reports from the Internet Governance Forum of 2012 in Azerbaijan, and the 2013 IGF in Indonesia.

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New Media and Girls’ Rights: Tying-in Technology and Empowerment

Posted Fri 4 Apr 2014 - 13:05 | 1,864 views
Does new media bring real change? Or it is that we are only enticed by its novelty factor? Does simply putting a technological tool in a woman’s hand lead to empowerment?

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Alberto Cerda: "There are many more international agreements to protect intellectual property than to protect people's privacy"

Posted Wed 2 Apr 2014 - 19:27 | 3,973 views
Alberto Cerda is the international affairs director at Derechos Digitales, a Chilean NGO, and a specialist in intellectual property and privacy issues. In this interview, he analyses the legislation and policies being adopted in Latin America to deal with online violence against women involving the invasion of privacy, and the responsibility assigned to internet intermediaries and individuals.

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Legal restrictions on content are not helpful - Discussions around feminism, sexuality, technology and violence

Posted Wed 18 Dec 2013 - 01:44 | 6,473 views
APC’s Women’s Rights Programme convened a meeting on feminism, sexuality, technology and violence at Rutgers University Center for the Study of Genocide and Human Rights in the United States in November. The three-day meeting ranged from setting out definitions to practical concerns and future collaboration. The meeting grew out of the Exploratory Research Online (EROTICS) undertaken in 2008 with...

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"We have to gain more ground with human rights advocacy organizations": Interview with Vanessa Coria Castilla of Women's Global Network for Reproductive Rights

Posted Sun 1 Dec 2013 - 17:54 | 5,171 views
On September 21st the website of the "Health Network of Latin American and Caribbean Women” (RSMLAC: Red de Salud de las Mujeres Latinoamericanas y del Caribe) was attacked and taken down. This attack occurred immediately after the launch of several activities related to #28SAbortoLegal, the September 28th social media campaign to legalise abortion. In this special issue, working with our partner...