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Internet improves access to health care for sex workers in the Olympics area of London

Posted Thu 21 Jun 2012 - 09:03 | 5,252 views
The challenge of doing sexual health outreach work in East London has been transformed by police action in the run up to the Olympics. APC member GreenNet answered Open Doors Sexual Health Clinic’s request for a new website that could speak clearly to east London sexworkers with advice and resources.

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Voices from digital spaces: Technology related violence against women - executive summary

Posted Tue 27 Mar 2012 - 15:59 | 10,994 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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Voices from digital spaces: Technology related violence against women

Posted Tue 27 Mar 2012 - 15:52 | 16,342 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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'Love Letter to the Soldier' - video that moves people to change

Posted Tue 28 Feb 2012 - 09:50 | 3,149 views
Maria Goreti, a papuan woman, was left pregnant and abandoned by an indonesian soldier. She and her 3-year-old daughter are still waiting for him to return. South to South Film Festival award-winning short film “Love letter to the Soldier” by EngageMedia tells her story.

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

Posted Tue 9 Aug 2011 - 13:47 | 18,168 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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Access and participation of women and girls in education, training and science and technology, including for the promotion - Draft agreed conclusions

Posted Tue 15 Mar 2011 - 20:32 | 3,220 views
The outcome of the Commission’s consideration of the priority theme takes the form of agreed conclusions, negotiated by all States. These identify gaps and challenges in the implementation of previous commitments. They also provide action-oriented recommendations for all States, relevant non-governmental bodies, mechanisms and entities of the UN System and other relevant stakeholders, in order to...

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STOP MOTION PROJECT – When does the violence begin?

Posted Mon 21 Feb 2011 - 11:15 | 3,194 views
The three-part video campaign STOP MOTION PROJECT – When does the violence begin? aims to encourage discussion and promote awareness on violence against women through creative storytelling and the use of stop-motion animation. The mission of STOP MOTION PROJECT is to empower and support organisations and individuals in and through the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) for...

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ICTs: Women, free software, copyrights,… forgotten by Mauritanian legislators and decision-makers

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 05:20 | 4,772 views
Fatma Mint Elkory Oumrane takes a look at the progress Mauritania is making in encouraging open access to materials, its copyright regime and how these impact on women. She examines the role of women as ICT graduates and looks at how the government is helping overcome the various digital divides - and the large amount of work that remains to be done.

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ICTs and health in Uganda: benefits, challenges and contradictions

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 05:20 | 35,798 views
Information & communications technologies (ICTs) have been continually
viewed as having the potential to address several challenges in Africa
including in the health sector, and has been implemented at least since the 1970s through the 'telemedicine' concept. By looking at the "Satellife" Personal Digital Assistant Project implemented by the government of Uganda, Patricia Litho...

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Demanding our reproductive rights on the web: A Uruguayan experience

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 05:20 | 3,996 views
When it was reported in mid-May 2007 that a Uruguayan woman was being put on trial for having an abortion, many people paid little notice. After all, abortion has been classified as a crime in the country’s criminal code since 1938. Others, however, were outraged by the news and turned to information and communication technologies (ICTs) as a tool for organising, protesting, and putting the...