Reports

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Internet Governance Forum 2014: Results from the Gender Report Card

Posted Thu 18 Jun 2015 - 15:41 | 9,057 views
This report summarises the contents of the Gender Report Card sections of the workshop reports from the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) of 2014. Similar summaries were done by APC for the 2012 and 2013 IGF events.

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Gender violence on the internet: The Philippine experience

Posted Mon 15 Jun 2015 - 13:03 | 5,234 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...

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From the streets to the web: Looking at feminist activism on social media

Posted Mon 1 Jun 2015 - 17:35 | 2,506 views
Does social media enable forming networks of solidarity between different marginalised groups? Is there a space for non-normative discourses such as the discourse on pleasure? Does digital technology aid in the construction of feminist counter-publics? These are some of the questions explored in this paper. Power relations that operate through social media, including forms of gendered and...

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Pakistan country report: Technology driven violence against women

Posted Sat 30 May 2015 - 02:41 | 6,258 views
Technology based violence is exposing women to the entire spectrum of conceivable harms in Pakistan. Victims of technology based violence have suffered physical violence ranging from rape to attempted assassination, psycho-social harms and loss of development opportunities. This was revealed in a research report launched by Bytes for All, Pakistan in Islamabad.

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Through the 'information society' prism: Scoping gender equality for the post-2015 agenda

Posted Fri 29 May 2015 - 14:40 | 1,843 views
The emergent information or network society context offers a range of opportunities for women and girls to enhance their participation across economic, socio-cultural and public-political realms of life, as well as the scope for enhancing their individual freedoms. The Post-2015 agenda therefore, both in terms of goals and related targets and indicators, has to promote and measure women's...

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New readings of the tea cup - revisiting gender justice in the information society

Posted Fri 29 May 2015 - 14:40 | 2,223 views
Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) are the constitutive technologies of our times – they have transformed, enriched, and become an integral part of almost everything we do The intertwining of ICTs in all spheres of daily life has changed the way we live, love, play and work - creating a digitally re-constituted life-world with a new sociological syntax and demanding a new ethics....

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Reporting, reviewing, and responding to harassment on Twitter

Posted Fri 1 May 2015 - 17:54 | 2,314 views
This report was produced at the request of Women, Action, and the Media (WAM!). From November 6–26 2014, WAM! took in reports of Twitter-based harassment, assessed them, and escalated reports as necessary to Twitter for special attention. This document presents fidings from this three-week project; it draws on both quantitative and qualitative methods.

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Republic of Congo: Building access to justice, health care and social rehabilitation for survivors

Posted Mon 6 Apr 2015 - 14:38 | 2,741 views
This publication, which is especially useful for women’s rights and ICT for development organisations, UN agencies, health providers, legislators, policy makers and justice enforcement bodies, gathers the learnings and challenges identified by all of the actors involved in APC and AZUR Development’s project “Holding government accountable to gender-based violence in the Republic of Congo”.

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Infographic: Mapping technology-based violence against women - Take Back the Tech! top 8 findings

Posted Fri 6 Mar 2015 - 19:19 | 7,151 views
Did you know that women between 18-30 years old (and younger) are the ones most vulnerable online? And did you know that the majority (40%) of cases are perpetrated by someone known to the survivor? Check out this infographic that draws on the 1126 cases reported on the Take Back the Tech! online map from 2012 to 2014.

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From impunity to justice: Domestic legal remedies for cases of technology-related violence against women

Posted Fri 6 Mar 2015 - 18:54 | 6,633 views
The present research seeks to examine the availability and effectiveness of existing domestic legal remedies for survivors of technology-related VAW to access justice and to prevent such violence from occurring. This research was carried out between April 2013 and June 2014 by the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) as part of a multi-country project entitled “Ending violence: Women’...