violence against women


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

Posted Fri 3 Jul 2015 - 13:00 | 7,667 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 - 17:49 | 6,363 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 - 12:51 | 5,501 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.

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Talking about snowflakes on the iceberg

Posted Fri 19 Jun 2015 - 16:31 | 8,400 views
It is late spring of 2015 and we are sitting in one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, talking about a grave violation of women's human rights: violence against women (VAW). It has been a long time since I have been invited to speak about technology-based VAW to a group which is primarily working in the area of women's rights and VAW, but engages little if at all with internet rights. It is...


Briefings on technology-related violence against women for the 29 Human Rights Council session

Posted Wed 17 Jun 2015 - 17:42 | 4,345 views
APC developed a brief and a background document on technology-related violence against women to support its advocacy efforts at the 29th session of the Human Rights Council.


APC's Oral Statement on Violence against Women at the UN Human Rights Council

Posted Tue 16 Jun 2015 - 13:59 | 4,388 views
During the Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on violence against women at the 29th Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council, Chat Garcia Ramilo delivered an oral statement on behalf of the Association for Progressive Communications calling on all States to develop effective responses to technology-related violence against women as a matter of urgency as part of their existing...

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Why I decided to study feminist activism on social media

Posted Mon 15 Jun 2015 - 16:13 | 11,441 views
"As part of my research, I found it important to not just study and document such instances of misogynistic violence in online spaces but also instances of activism, of resistance, of solidarity," states Sujatha Subramanian in this great article that tracks back the path she walked to write "From the streets to the web: Looking at feminist activism on social media".

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Technology-related VAW addressed by report of Special Rapporteur on violence against women

Posted Mon 15 Jun 2015 - 12:58 | 6,076 views
The report produced by the Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences contains the findings following her visit to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland from March to April 2014. The report flags technology-related violence as one of the ways in which VAW manifests, pointing specially to online harmful behaviours such as humiliation, harassment,...


Gender violence on the internet: The Philippine experience

Posted Mon 15 Jun 2015 - 12:03 | 10,004 views
The Foundation for Media Alternatives (FMA) prepared this country report as part of the broader study conducted by the Association for Progressive Communications on "End violence: Women’s rights and safety online," which involve seven different countries. It looks into the existing legal remedies and corporate policies in the Philippines as they relate to technology-related violence...

Philippines: Exploring technology-related violence against women and children

Posted Mon 8 Jun 2015 - 12:47 | 7,835 views
We’re back! – with the second in a series of seven mini-editions highlighting APC’s project “End violence: Women’s rights and safety online”. Each edition focuses on one country where we carried out the research, and this time round, we’ll look at the Philippines. Bringing together articles, key findings and an interview with the research team, this edition looks at cases ranging from celebrity...