Reports

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General recommendation on women’s access to justice from the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women

Posted Mon 11 Jan 2016 - 22:33 | 3,060 views
In 2015, APC's Women's Rights Programme did advocacy work with the members of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) who are leading the development of the new general recommendations. One of these is the General Recommendation on Access to Justice. Influencing the language of the document in terms of how to incorporate ICTs in the draft was one of the...

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GISWatch 2015: Sexual rights and the internet

Posted Thu 12 Nov 2015 - 10:34 | 4,359 views
The Global Information Society Watch (GISWatch) 2015 presents stories from around the world on how the politics of sex and sexual rights activism takes place online. The topics of the 57 country reports gathered in this year GISWatch are diverse, ranging from the challenges and possibilities that the internet offers lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LBGTQ) communities, to female...

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Women’s rights, gender and Internet governance

Posted Fri 30 Oct 2015 - 16:35 | 3,945 views
This issue paper addresses the degree to which gender and women’s rights feature in Internet1 governance, in multiple interconnected ways including, but certainly not limited to, access, content and representation. Gender and women’s rights occupy a largely rhetorical role in today’s discussion of Internet governance.

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Report of the Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression

Posted Mon 5 Oct 2015 - 20:17 | 2,543 views
In the present report the Special Rapporteur addresses the use of encryption and anonymity in digital communications. Drawing from research on international and national norms and jurisprudence, and the input of states and civil society, the report concludes that encryption and anonymity enable individuals to exercise their rights to freedom of opinion and expression in the digital age and, as...

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CONSIDERING THE INTERNET AS ENABLING QUEER PUBLICS / COUNTER PUBLICS

Posted Wed 19 Aug 2015 - 14:18 | 9,376 views
This pa­per ser­ves to dis­cuss di­gi­tal as a space for po­li­tics to play out, in par­ti­cu­lar in re­la­ti­on to pu­blics and coun­ter pu­blics. It does so through the lens of what oc­cur­red in 2012 at Jo­han­nes­burg Pri­de South Af­ri­ca.

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Hacking exclusion: African feminists engagements and disruption of the internet

Posted Sun 9 Aug 2015 - 05:01 | 3,575 views
An important connection between women's rights activism and building <br />movements of solidarity and resistance, is communication. The internet is a fundamental and potentially transformative public space which can enable and facilitate communication at speed, across borders and through time and space. It is a stage for violences that are familiar to feminists living and resisting in...

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Looking for evidence of gender inequality in sexual harassment on Twitter

Posted Thu 16 Jul 2015 - 17:56 | 4,668 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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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 | 2,553 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 | 2,687 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 | 4,908 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...