violence against women

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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 | 4,487 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.

DJS choice

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

Posted Wed 15 Oct 2014 - 21:59 | 4,332 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 | 3,513 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.

In depth

Emma Watson, trolls and a feminist internet

Posted Thu 25 Sep 2014 - 20:41 | 16,024 views
Within days of her highly visible and publicised speech, Emma Watson became the subject and target of violence. The threat and reality of using women’s sexualised bodies as weapons to humiliate, shut them up or blackmail them into submission is an increasingly prevalent expression of violence against women online. Jac sm Kee, APC´s Women´s Rights Programme manager shares her insight on the...

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DJ's CHOICE OF THE WEEK: Female condoms, pseudonyms, and women's progress

Posted Fri 19 Sep 2014 - 04:32 | 4,216 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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Women Human Rights Defenders International Coalition alarmed at reports of violence against Leyla Yunus in prison

Posted Wed 17 Sep 2014 - 18:46 | 9,537 views
The Women Human Rights Defenders International Coalition is alarmed at reports of violence against Leyla Yunus in prison.

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International Women's Media Foundation website hacked

Posted Mon 15 Sep 2014 - 12:49 | 3,224 views
The website of the International Women's Media Foundation (IWMF) suffered a complex brute-force attack last Friday, Sept 5. The website that features the work of the IWMF and promotes the empowerment of women journalists worldwide, was defaced and most of its original content destroyed.

Publication

Tackling gender-based violence with technology - Case studies of mobile and internet technology interventions in developing contexts

Posted Fri 12 Sep 2014 - 14:24 | 7,799 views
Gender-based and violence against women are often used interchangeably, because most violence is perpetrated by men against women. For the purposes of this paper, we use gender-based violence (GBV). While the majority of organisations featured in this report are primarily focused on tackling violence against women, although some have also provided support and advice to a minority of male...

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Nairobi: Policy consultation workshop on technology-related violence against women

Posted Tue 9 Sep 2014 - 16:09 | 2,351 views
Women leaders are expressing concerns over the skyrocketing cases of sexual and gender based violence (SGBV) globally. The women leaders who congregated at a Nairobi hotel for a two-day policy consultation workshop, also decried what they called ballooning cases of technology-related violence against women.

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Women's rights at the 2014 IGF

Posted Mon 8 Sep 2014 - 22:09 | 6,381 views
All sorts of members of the internet community got together for the 2014 Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in Istanbul from September 2-5. There were hundreds of workshops and meetings and side events, and even an entirely parallel Internet Ungovernance Forum, challenging the dominance of governments and corporations at the IGF.