violence against women

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Emma Watson, trolls and a feminist internet

Posted Thu 25 Sep 2014 - 20:41 | 14,385 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 | 3,405 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 | 8,690 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 | 2,846 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.

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

Posted Fri 12 Sep 2014 - 14:24 | 6,489 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 | 2,111 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 | 5,250 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.

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DJ's CHOICE OF THE WEEK: Free speech and bullied women, bra protest, and Lego

Posted Wed 3 Sep 2014 - 20:42 | 2,925 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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APC launches "Feminist Principles of the Internet" at 2014 Internet Governance Forum

Posted Wed 3 Sep 2014 - 15:10 | 3,596 views
On 1 September 2014, APC launched the “Feminist Principles of the Internet” at the Sexual Rights Pre-Event of the 2014 Internet Governance Forum in Istanbul, Turkey.

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Tools and Tactics for the LGBTI community in sub-Saharan Africa

Posted Mon 1 Sep 2014 - 15:05 | 4,711 views
Tactical Tech is delighted to announce the launch of a new guide: Tools and Tactics for the LGBTI community in sub-Saharan Africa. This is the second in our series of Security in-a-box Community Focus guides, which aim to further integrate digital security into the context of particular communities and human rights defenders.