violence against women

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HRC 29 resolution: "Accelerating efforts to eliminating all forms of violence against women: eliminating domestic violence"

Posted Fri 17 Jul 2015 - 12:56 | 3,194 views
The Human Rights Council resolution "Accelerating efforts to eliminating all forms of violence against women: eliminating domestic violence" recognises that violence against women can include acts such as cyberbullying and cyberstalking, both expressions of online VAW.

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Looking for evidence of gender inequality in sexual harassment on Twitter

Posted Thu 16 Jul 2015 - 17:56 | 4,750 views
Twitter has been chosen for this study developed by Katharina Jens, a Media and Communication graduate from the London School of Economics and Political Science, because it has become a platform where abuse has become the most visible following the attacks of the women above. This thesis sets out to empirically provide evidence for the inequality produced online, by analysing a snap-shot of the...

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The Istanbul Convention brings the most complex view on the issue of violence against women

Posted Tue 14 Jul 2015 - 10:17 | 4,365 views
The Istanbul Convention is a legal document that was presented by the Council of Europe in 2011. The convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence came into force in 2014 and was ratified by 18 member states and signed by 19 thus far. However EU countries such as the Czech Republic, Bulgaria and Ireland are still not on the list. The Czech government argues...

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The danger of ICANN’s new Domain Registration Proposal

Posted Thu 9 Jul 2015 - 14:25 | 3,861 views
APC has endorsed the Non Commercial Stakeholder Group (NCSG) comments to the Initial Report on the Privacy and Proxy Services published on May 5th and elaborated by the Privacy/Proxy Services Accreditation Services Issues working group, which will impact all groups and individuals that value the ability to protect their private information online. "If we claim to make efforts towards a safe...

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How technology is enabling a new generation of change makers fighting violence against women

Posted Mon 6 Jul 2015 - 13:21 | 4,661 views
Tara is a 26 year old aspiring computer engineer based in Oman. She has always excelled at her classes, exams, internships and appears to live a normal life. But what no one knows is that when at home, Tara is battling neglect, physical and sexual abuse at the hands of her family.

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Report of the Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions - Use of ICTs to secure the right to life - HRC 29 session

Posted Fri 3 Jul 2015 - 17:18 | 2,604 views
In the present report, submitted to the Human Rights Council pursuant to its resolution 26/12, the Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions discusses the implications of information and communications technologies (ICTs) for the protection of the right to life.

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Report of the Working Group on the issue of discrimination against women in law and in practice - HRC 29 session

Posted Fri 3 Jul 2015 - 16:41 | 2,757 views
In this report, the Working Group on the issue of discrimination against women in law and in practice examines discrimination against women and girls in cultural and family life.

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Hate speech and hate crime - Norway's Equality and Anti-Discrimination Ombud’s Report

Posted Fri 3 Jul 2015 - 14:00 | 5,015 views
This report highlights the harmful effects hate speech and hate crime have on society. Research shows that the presence of hate speech leads to more hate speech, and that the result is exclusion and polarisation. The report is based on research and experience from civil society, the Equality and Anti-Discrimination Ombud’s advisory work as well as our dialogue and cooperation with key...

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Gender and Internet Governance eXchange in Asia

Posted Tue 30 Jun 2015 - 18:49 | 3,549 views
To start off our series of gigX, APC in collaboration with the Foundation for Media Alternatives, held a 2-day event on the 29 and 30 June 2015 where advocates from the region came together to exchange knowledge on the intersections of women’s rights and internet governance.

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Facebook real name policy: the frustration!

Posted Fri 26 Jun 2015 - 13:51 | 3,487 views
Facebook has constantly been in the spotlight for its questionable community standards. Recently, users are required to provide the name they use in real life; the reasoning for this is that, that way, you always know who you're connecting with and apparently this helps keep the online community safe.