violence against women

Democratic Republic of Congo: Exploring technology-related violence against women

Posted Mon 4 Jan 2016 - 08:20 | 7,904 views
This is the last in a series of mini editions highlighting the “End violence: Women’s rights and safety online” project. Each edition focuses on one country in which the research was conducted. It brings together major findings and interviews with the research teams. Drawing on three documented case studies, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) research documents some of the characteristics of...

Locating gender at the Internet Governance Forum 2015

Posted Tue 22 Dec 2015 - 13:38 | 9,830 views
For nine years, feminist activists struggled to bring gender issues out of the peripheries at the Internet Governance Forum (IGF). The 2015 IGF which took place in Joao Pessoa, Brazil, proved that the link between gender and internet governance is being more and more recognised. Women accounted for 38% of onsite participants. Gender, women's and sexual rights was mentioned in at least 15...
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Editorial

Finding her place: Gender at the 10th IGF

Posted Mon 21 Dec 2015 - 22:52 | 5,884 views
A quiet sense of satisfaction. That’s what I felt at this year’s Internet Governance Forum, when gender moved out of the wings and came on to the main stage: here, there, everywhere.

Feminist talk

Diversity, gender, and rights: All videos from IGF 2015 in one place

Posted Wed 16 Dec 2015 - 17:34 | 4,714 views
Flavia Fascendini put together the videos from all discussions at the IGF 2015 which concerned gender issues, women's and sexual rights, bringing forward the Feminist Principles of the Internet.

Feminist talk

Let's talk about the past to understand the internet of the present

Posted Thu 10 Dec 2015 - 16:27 | 4,945 views
The internet is all about the future and the next big thing and gosh, I'm so bored of that. Let's talk about the past in order to understand the internet of the present and its fights over rights.

Mexico: Exploring technology-related violence against women

Posted Mon 23 Nov 2015 - 00:00 | 4,402 views
Welcome to the fourth in a series of 7 mini-editions we’re putting together to highlight the project “End violence: Women’s rights and safety online”. Each edition focuses on one country in which the research was conducted, and brings together articles, major findings, and interviews with the research teams. In this edition we look at Mexico, where legislation often doesn’t translate into...

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Technology-related violence against women in Colombia: Sociocultural imaginaries and access to justice

Posted Mon 23 Nov 2015 - 00:00 | 4,491 views
Colombia was one of seven countries covered by APC's research project “End violence: Women's rights and safety online”, carried out in partnership with Colnodo. In this article, María Goñi interviews Ana Maria Acosta and Marina López Sepulveda, two of the three researchers who worked with Colnodo and made interesting discoveries.

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Mexico: Exploring technology-related violence against women

Posted Sun 22 Nov 2015 - 14:33 | 3,454 views
The report "From impunity to justice: Exploring technology-related violence against women in Mexico" reflects research carried out in Mexico between November 2013 and April 2014. Comprising an in-depth analysis of four case studies, a mapping of the socio-legal landscape, and an assessment of the policies of internet and telephony companies, the report highlights women’s voices and...

Feminist talk

Violence against women online

Posted Thu 22 Oct 2015 - 11:12 | 2,634 views
On the 28 and 29 September 2015, CIPESA held its eighth Forum on Internet Freedom in East Africa. One of the panel discussions, 'Violence Against Women Online' got me thinking on how 'violence against women online' can be handled to promote a more gender inclusive and perhaps a more gender sensitive internet - one where women can freely share and participate in the virtual space. Most...

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Statement: Facts on #TakeBacktheTech

Posted Mon 12 Oct 2015 - 15:14 | 3,025 views
The attack against APC and Take Back the Tech and efforts to hijack the #takebackthetech hashtag, which has involved people who self-associate with #Gamergate posting threats targeting members of our community and images that depict women being subjected to physical and sexual violence, illustrate how women’s and girls’ voices are silenced on social networking platforms by violent and sexist...