Reports

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Towards a cybersecurity strategy for global civil society?

Posted Thu 25 Oct 2012 - 14:56 | 4,164 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 - 21:38 | 4,183 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...

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Submission to the UPR: Women’s access to justice in the Philippines

Posted Wed 4 Apr 2012 - 16:14 | 6,614 views
The submission to the UPR process elaborated by the Women´s Legal and Human Rights Bureau, Inc from the Philippines addresses the issue of women’s access to justice in the country, which highlights technology-related violence against women (VAW) as an emerging form of VAW. The submission also looks at the gaps and challenges in available domestic remedies to survivors of violence and abuse...

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Submission to the Universal Periodic Review of the Republic of South Africa

Posted Wed 4 Apr 2012 - 15:31 | 4,841 views
This joint submission from APC, CALS, CIVICUS, Gender Links, Highway Africa Chair in Media and Information Society, IDASA, ODAC, Right 2 Know, SANGONet, Section27, and SERI focuses on freedom of expression, the right to information, freedom from censorship; freedom of the press, the right to privacy, and the importance of affordable access to the internet in South Africa. The submission...

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

Posted Wed 4 Apr 2012 - 15:18 | 4,403 views
In the submission, the Digital Empowerment Foundation (DEF) is particularly concerned with making the internet an effective tool to exercise rights to information in India. DEF believes that the internet plays a major role in accessing information and thus a tool for social and economic development. This submission outlines India’s progress and specific areas of concern: information technology...

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Submission to the Universal Periodic Review of Brazil

Posted Wed 4 Apr 2012 - 00:40 | 6,808 views
This joint submission has been prepared by the APC Women’s Networking Support Programme in consultation with Instituto Nupef and is endorsed by Sexuality Policy Watch. The submission focuses on human rights and the internet in Brazil. It highlights areas where Brazil is doing well, specific areas of concern, and makes five recommendations for follow-up and implementation. The submission focuses...

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APC's submission to the Universal Periodic Review of Ecuador

Posted Wed 4 Apr 2012 - 00:08 | 5,192 views
APC’s submission for Ecuador to the UPR process, with support from CIESPAL and Radialistas Apasionadas y Apasionados, focuses on issues of access to the internet and highlights the critical importance of the internet for human rights, as well as social and economic development. Although the first UPR of Ecuador did not include reference to internet-related human rights issues, the events of 2011...

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MEDIA BRIEF: Censorship, sexuality and the internet

Posted Tue 9 Aug 2011 - 15:40 | 4,239 views
What is sexual content on the internet? What are sexuality and sexual rights? Which communications rights are critical for people's sexual rights? What are the most common threats to people's sexual rights? What are some of the methods and impacts of censorship of "sexual content" on the internet? These and other issues are highlighted by the media brief published by APC as...

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Social Outsourcing as a Development Tool

Posted Thu 23 Jun 2011 - 09:53 | 3,152 views
This paper assesses the impact of a social outsourcing initiative operated by the government of Kerala State, India. Part of this outsources information technology (IT) services to dozens of cooperatives of women from below-poverty-line families in order to improve their socio-economic status. While raising questions about sustainability of the initiative, the research finds that social...

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CITIGEN: April 2011 Review Workshop Report.

Posted Wed 22 Jun 2011 - 12:01 | 3,511 views
The report collects inputs from the workshop organized by IT for Change in April 2011 in New Delhi. The workshop was the part of Asia-wide research programme 'Gender and Citizenship in the Information Society (CITIGEN)' and brought together researchers, scholars and practitioners to share their views on democracy and women's participation, new articulations of citizenship in the...