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UN Universal Periodic Review: Submission on internet-related human rights issues in Mexico

Posted Tue 9 Apr 2013 - 16:56 | 6,983 views
In partnership with members and networks, APC is working to protect and promote human rights online, engaging governments and other relevant stakeholders through a variety of United Nations processes including participating in the Universal Periodic Review (UPR). This submission prepared by APC and LaNeta under the APC project "End violence: Women's rights and safety online project...

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Baseline study: Legal and regulatory framework in Colombia on VAW and ICT - Executive summary

Posted Mon 8 Apr 2013 - 18:53 | 7,135 views
This executive summary outlines the baseline for the present legal and regulatory framework in Colombia on violence against women (VAW) and information and communication technologies (ICT). The data was gathered by collecting information on the legal and regulatory framework. Three main aspects were identified: 1. The criminal offenses defined in the Criminal Code and related to a greater or...

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Baseline study: Report on VAW and its reporting system in Philippines

Posted Fri 5 Apr 2013 - 17:09 | 7,638 views
When it comes to gender issues, technology presents opportunities and likewise challenges. Opportunities to promote gender equality and equity to end discrimination are endless and borderless. However, technology has become an unwilling accomplice that inflicts gender-based violence. Statistical data on violence against women and other gender-related crimes are regularly gathered to know if...

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Baseline study: Violence against women and gender based harassment in context of ICT penetration in Pakistan

Posted Fri 5 Apr 2013 - 17:04 | 7,570 views
This report is intended to provide insight into the use of ICT tools as a means of women empowerment, aiming to dissect their use in facilitating women in realising leadership roles in society. The report is meant primarily to tackle the issues of ‘Violence against women’ (VAW) and ‘Gender based cyber harassment’ in Pakistan, and to address these issues by holding a discourse on the use of ICTs...

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Baku in APC’s rear-view mirror

Posted Tue 26 Feb 2013 - 12:23 | 3,239 views
The Internet Governance Forum in Baku (6-9 November 2012) was a space in which different interests collided. APC revisits by releasing “IGF 2012: The good, the bad and the ugly“. Gender is of course part of this analysis. The report stresses that only one workshop dealt with gender issues specifically, and speakers in main sessions and workshops were still mostly male. "When we look closely...

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Implicating mobile phones in violence against women: What’s gender got to do with it?

Posted Tue 4 Dec 2012 - 13:10 | 8,875 views
This paper gives an analysis of women and men’s differential access and use of the mobile phone and how through it gender stereotypes are reinforced. During a four year study in Zambia, it emerged that although there were clear advantages that have come as a result of mobile phones some negative social impacts which reinforce gender stereotypes and power relations and subsequently result in...

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Global survey on internet privacy and freedom of expression

Posted Tue 20 Nov 2012 - 13:11 | 7,134 views
This publication seeks to identify the relationship between freedom of expression and internet privacy, assessing where they support or compete with each other in different circumstances. The book maps out the issues in the current regulatory landscape of internet privacy from the viewpoint of freedom of expression. It provides an overview of legal protection, self-regulatory guidelines,...

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Going visible: Women’s rights on the internet

Posted Fri 16 Nov 2012 - 13:13 | 9,694 views
Information and communication technologies (ICTs) create new scenarios, new ways for people to live, and these reflect real-­life problems. Women need to assert their rights here with determination and without delay. Women may not have been an active part of policy-­making conversations when internet governance started, but the rapid pace of change online means they need to participate now to...

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Towards a cybersecurity strategy for global civil society?

Posted Thu 25 Oct 2012 - 13:56 | 5,497 views
This study lays out the elements of a comprehensive security strategy for cyberspace. It aims to address the cybersecurity threats that plague national, personal and social security while protecting and preserving open networks of information and communication. The study was published as part of Global Information Society Watch 2011 that investigated how governments and internet and mobile phone...

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Conference Summary Report : Towards an effective and inclusive global counter-terrorism policy

Posted Wed 24 Oct 2012 - 20:38 | 5,667 views
Too often, counter-terrorism measures include a violation of human rights and place state security ahead of a broad-based definition of individual human security, which would include economic security, respect for human rights and freedom from disease. In this context, from October 20 - 23, 2011 Cordaid and the Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict (GPPAC) convened a conference...