violence against women

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Mapping as a strategy to disclose online violence against women

Posted Mon 8 Dec 2014 - 20:50 | 6,736 views
When the APC Women's Rights Programme decided to use the Ushahidi map to collect information about the online violence that many women around the world were enduring, the aim was to gather evidence and show how ICTs can be used to perpetrate violence against women. In two years, from July 2012 to July 2014, almost 500 cases denouncing the use of ICTs and online spaces to perpetrate violence...

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Difficulties in documenting: Why it can be hard for women to speak out

Posted Sun 30 Nov 2014 - 17:33 | 3,591 views
I've been trying to interview women and girls for the documentation action that Take Back the Tech! announced. I've found it's more difficult than I anticipated, so I wanted to explore the reasons why because I think they are directly related to the theme of freedom of expression.

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APC's Women's Rights Programme statement: Forwarding violence is violence

Posted Fri 21 Nov 2014 - 13:16 | 3,940 views
The Association for Progressive Communications Women’s Rights Programme (APC WRP) rejects and condemns systemic, technology-related violence against women in all its expressions. The acts of recording, photographing and documenting acts of sexual violence and further distribution and sharing are all part of the violence. With each view, share and forward, people are continuing and replicating the...

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Violence silences: Document. Challenge. Reclaim our right to expression

Posted Mon 17 Nov 2014 - 20:22 | 2,601 views
How do you challenge existing inequalities by speaking up? When you voice your thoughts, do you face threats and abuse? How is violence used to disrupt solidarity and collective action where you are? How do you fight back? This year's Take Back the Tech! campaign invites you to help us reframe the conversation about violence against women as a violation of our fundamental human right to freedom...

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F-Bombs for feminism and brain pickings

Posted Fri 31 Oct 2014 - 16:31 | 3,822 views
DJ's choice is a weekly section by GenderIT.org, exploring the depths of the web to provide you once a week with a top 5 of creative, interesting and informative pieces and resources on gender and ICTs. Delight yourself with this selection of “sparks”: Good readings, interesting links, videos, pictures, cool authors to point to, amazing tools, and much more. Send us interesting material to...

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Take Back the Tech! campaign wins ITU award for gender equality in tech

Posted Tue 28 Oct 2014 - 14:42 | 2,351 views
APC's Take Back the Tech! campaign was globally aclaimed for its “efforts to reduce threats online and building women's confidence and security in the use of ICTs,” winning first place on this first edition of the prize from over 360 nominations and 37 finalists from more than 70 countries under category 6. The Gender Equality Mainstreaming - Technology (GEM-Tech) Award is an annual special ITU-...

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APC at IGF 2014: Bishakha Datta on the Feminist Principles of the Internet

Posted Tue 21 Oct 2014 - 14:58 | 3,188 views
Feminist activist and filmmaker Bishakha Datta of Point of View (India) helped draft the groundbreaking Feminist Principles of the Internet. An initiative of APC's Women's Rights Programme, this tool for advancing internet rights was launched at the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in Istanbul, Turkey in September 2014. APC’s Elvira Truglia spoke to Datta during the IGF about the relevance of the...

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What's the point of the revolution if we can't tweet? Women Human Rights Defenders speak out

Posted Tue 21 Oct 2014 - 14:24 | 3,766 views
Syrian activist and blogger Razan Ghazzawi and Lebanese activist, blogger and APC's EROTICS project coordinator Nadine Moawad were joined by Kate Kroeger, Executive Director of the Urgent Action Fund and Mary Lawlor, Executive Director of Front Line Defenders for a lively panel on the challenges faced by women human rights defenders and what the international community can do to help.

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DJ's CHOICE OF THE WEEK: Sex in the digital age

Posted Wed 15 Oct 2014 - 21:59 | 3,712 views
DJ's choice is a weekly section by GenderIT.org, exploring the depths of the web to provide you once a week with a top 5 of creative, interesting and informative pieces and resources on gender and ICTs. Delight yourself with this selection of “sparks”: Good readings, interesting links, videos, pictures, cool authors to point to, amazing tools, and much more. Send us interesting material to...

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Violence against women and ICT in Bosnia and Herzegovina: A tricky place between raising awareness and lobbying for laws

Posted Tue 14 Oct 2014 - 19:56 | 2,910 views
For years now, the topic of violence against women that is happening through ICT has not been “attractive” enough for our local media. Even with the rise of the number of our mapped cases and educational trainings held, they simply did not seem to care enough to publish our case studies, much less, to do an interview on the topic. Up until this July.