violence against women

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Poverty and culture: Key barriers to education and training of women and girls in Cambodia

Posted Tue 15 Feb 2011 - 10:50 | 11,108 views
In this article, the director of End Child Prostitution, Abuse and Trafficking (ECPAT) Cambodia, Chanveasna Chin, speaks with GenderIT.org English editor Sonia Randhawa about the challenges facing women and girls in accessing education and training, particularly in technology.

Feminist talk

When is a joke not a joke?

Posted Wed 1 Dec 2010 - 23:43 | 6,779 views
When does making a joke in bad humour become a criminal act? In the UK, issues of privacy, freedom of expression and violence are being raised as Tweets are being made the basis for criminal action. Sonia Randhawa is intrigued, and concerned.

Feminist talk

Challenging pornophobia and moral beliefs of Congolese media practitioners

Posted Tue 30 Nov 2010 - 21:09 | 8,370 views
Francoise Mukuku reports on the online discussion around ICT and violence against women organized by Genderlinks as part of the 16 Days of Activism: "As my organization Si Jeunesse Savait is implementing a 2-year project on the topic, I felt like it was really the place to be today...But let me tell you that the debate between most of the people I met online today was really far from meeting my...

Publication

Comic: How we betray our gender

Posted Fri 12 Nov 2010 - 02:13 | 6,126 views
A fantastic comic about online sexism. Witty, creative and elegantly drawn, with comments below that prove the points made in the comic.
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Editorial

Women's rights under threat online and offline

Posted Thu 11 Nov 2010 - 13:58 | 14,110 views
Women's rights to expression and information are increasingly under threat. The UN estimates that 95% of aggressive behaviour, harassment, abusive language and degrading images in online spaces are aimed at women.

Feminist talk

Democratic Republic of Congo: Letter from the world capital of rape

Posted Tue 26 Oct 2010 - 09:07 | 8,408 views
Francoise Mukuku reports from the world march of women against sexual violence that took place in October 2010 in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Special Rapporteur of the United Nations has named the Democratic Republic of Congo the "rape capital of the world," with 15,000 women raped in DRC only during last year. In her blog, Francoise also shares how information and...

Feminist talk

Why I took a long flight to Vilnius

Posted Thu 16 Sep 2010 - 10:57 | 9,475 views
Francoise examines the role that mass media play as the fourth estate or power in the world, and looks at how convergence and large media companies are threatening the positive achievements of the internet in helping to create diversity, freedom of expression and greater focus on human rights reporting.

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Internet Governance Issues on Sexuality and Women's Rights

Posted Fri 10 Sep 2010 - 00:11 | 18,318 views
The Internet Governance Forum (IGF) has been a challenging space for both women's rights advocates and for broader constituencies engaged in advocacy for gender equality and sexuality related rights. In the fifth and final year of its mandate, women's rights are still being dwarfed as a critical issue to be debated in this arena, while sexuality issues, although present, are not seen as a matter...

Feminist talk

GenderIT.org's team @ Internet Governance Forum 2010, Vilnius

Posted Thu 9 Sep 2010 - 03:46 | 8,867 views
What is the role of the internet in defending and realising women's rights and sexual rights? What are our positions as women's rights and sexual rights advocates on how the internet should be governed? From 14-17 September, the GenderIT.org team had been assisting at the Fifth Internet Governance Forum in Vilnius, Lithuania. The GenderIT Feminist Talk contributors and tweeters at the fifth IGF...

Publication

16x16: Uganda

Posted Tue 3 Aug 2010 - 16:33 | 5,654 views