violence against women

Publication

16x16: rights . violence . technology - joining the dots

Posted Sat 31 Jul 2010 - 18:31 | 4,728 views
Take Back The Tech! presentation narrating the story of how violence against women and ICTs links together in 16 slides x 16 seconds.

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Argentina: Strategic use of ICT as a response to violence against women

Posted Wed 28 Jul 2010 - 14:37 | 13,096 views
Although violence against women through information and communication technologies is not yet a matter of public discussion in Argentina, the problem affects the lives of women and girls. A workshop held in Buenos Aires by APC WNSP to guide women in the strategic use of ICTs to combat violence resulted in some interesting initiatives. Concern regarding the irregular use made of cell phones, the...

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Democratic Republic of the Congo: Two sides of the same ICT coin - breaking the silence /breaking the laws

Posted Wed 28 Jul 2010 - 11:19 | 20,954 views
GenderIT.org writer Mavic Cabrera-Balleza speaks with Sylvie Niombo and Francoise Mukuku, ICT activists from Congo-Brazzaville and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) respectively. They discuss various facets of the information and communication technologies and the context to which they apply in the DRC . The interviewees elaborate on how ICTs can be used to reduce incidence of violence...
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Editorial

Thoughts Around... Claiming communication rights

Posted Mon 26 Jul 2010 - 10:26 | 5,291 views
“Don't upload your photographs or videos on the pages of social networks, like Facebook or MySpace, nor personal information like email account or telephone numbers.” IT techies advise. “I have changed my gender from female to male on skype to avoid some annoying and harassing calls and chats sometimes even popping up in the middle of night or while I am working online.” a young woman shared. “Do...

Publication

Women and cybercrime in Kenya: the dark side of ICTS (Working document)

Posted Tue 20 Jul 2010 - 16:10 | 5,193 views
This study was commissioned by KICTANET as part of the GRACE Project, and supported by the International Development and Research Center (IDRC). It documents cybercrime against women in Kenya and by extrapolation the East African Community Member states. For example the study examines the type and quantity of prevalent cybercrime against women or how does cyber crime affect women differently. The...

Publication

Trafficking in human beings: Internet recruitment

Posted Tue 20 Jul 2010 - 15:15 | 4,197 views
This study is one of the outputs of the project on the Misuse of the Internet for the recruitment of victims of trafficking in human beings launched by the Council of Europe, and funded by the Government of Monaco. The study documents the various ways in which victims are recruited via the internet, and anticipate possible future techniques. It also highlights some of the best practices used to...

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South Africa: Privacy and domestic violence online and off

Posted Mon 19 Jul 2010 - 20:38 | 18,321 views
While women's rights activists have been at the forefront of making the private crimes that occur at home - domestic violence, marital rape - public, new technologies are making the private public in ways that disenfranchise, alienate and violate women. Esther Nasikye and Sally-Jean Shackleton explore how ICTs, privacy and domestic violence in South Africa are showing up problems in both policy...

Feminist talk

Mexico: ACTA - anyone making a fuss in your country?

Posted Mon 12 Jul 2010 - 00:00 | 4,190 views
Australia, Canada, the European Union, Japan, Mexico, Morocco, New Zealand, Republic of Korea, Singapore, Switzerland and the United States of America are presently negotiating a trade agreement regarding counterfeiting and the enforcement of intellectual property rights, known as the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA). Erika Smith, communications coordinator of APC WNSP, took part in the...

Editorial

From the “J” spot to the cru"X" of the matter

Posted Mon 5 Jul 2010 - 21:18 | 2,094 views
Where is women's "J" spot? asks Jan Moolman, making a play on the word "G-spot", in reference to Maria Suárez's (Radio FIRE) analysis of why Section J was not a priority issue at the 10-year review of the Platform for Action of the Fourth World Conference on Women (Beijing + 10). Moolman, in agreement with Suárez, used the word "ghetto" to emphasise that media issues and ICTs (information and...

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Rights . Violence . Technology - HELP US TO JOIN THE DOTS

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 05:21 | 4,338 views
Policies, laws and development plans on emerging ICTs rarely take into account the reality of violence against women in its creation and implementation. Similarly, policies and laws on violence against women rarely take into account the dimensions of emerging ICTs. How have developments in information and communications technologies strengthened the efforts to end violence against women? How has...