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Domestic legal remedies for technology-related violence against women: Review of related studies and literature

Women’s Legal and Human Rights Bureau for the End violence: Women's rights and safety online project
Women’s Legal and Human Rights Bureau for the End violence: Women's rights and safety online project on 16 July, 2014 - 16:21
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This review of related studies and literature forms part of the legal remedy research which falls under the End violence: Women’s rights and safety online (EndVAW) flagship project of the Association for Progressive Communications (APC). The project is to be implemented from 2012 to 2015 with support from the Dutch government’s Funding Leadership and Opportunities for Women (FLOW) programme.

 

Twitter doth not a revolution make, but it maketh a difference

Everjoice Win
Everjoice Win on 16 June, 2014 - 12:24
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A feminist-activist from Zimbabwe, Everjoice Win has been active in the women’s and social justice movements in Zimbabwe and the African continent for the greater part of her life. Involved in JASS Southern Africa’s early conceptual thinking, Everjoice remains a key advisor.

Read Everjoice Win's timely critical analysis of the Southern African regional context through a feminist lens. Everything from the rise of the prosperity gospel and its impact on discourse about sex, sexuality and women's bodies to the complex legacies of the sub-continent’s liberation struggles and new faces of militarism. With an in-depth focus on Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe (the three countries in which JASS supports work), "Between Jesus, the Generals and the Invisibles" is a razor-sharp snapshot of the region, its dynamics and trends as well as opportunities and challenges for feminist movement building and women's rightsi agendas.

 

Our right to safety: Publication addresses women human rights defenders’ approach to protection

Inmaculada Barcia
Inmaculada Barcia on 11 March, 2014 - 17:05
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Written by Inmaculada Barcia (AWID Consultant) and facilitated by the Association for Women’s Rights In Development (AWID) as part of its work as Chair of the Working Group on Urgent Responses for WHRDs at Risk of the Women Human Rights Defenders International Coalition (March 2014).

AWID, in collaboration with members of the Women Human Rightsi Defenders International Coalition, has developed this publication in an effort to assess the various mechanisms developed to provide protection to WHRDsi at risk, including initiatives developed by national governmentis, and regional and international human rights bodies. The publication counts with a specific section addressing digital security and freedom of expression issues.

 

Feminist Africa 18: e-spaces / e-politics

African Gender Institute
African Gender Institute on 16 January, 2014 - 23:42
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The 18th edition of the Feminist Africa journal offers a unique perspective to independent public discourse on the implications of global digitisation, presenting African perspectives that emerge from feminist praxis across the continent. In this edition, Jennifer Radloff, Jan Moolman, Jac sm Kee and Caroline Tagny from the APC Women's Rightsi Programme contribute to the debate with insights on interneti rights, sexual rightsi and technology-related violence against womeni.

 

Social media - Ethics and etiquette

Bytes for All
Bytes for All on 13 December, 2013 - 01:58
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Bytes for All (B4A), Pakistan is a human rights based think tank with a focus on Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs).

Social Media Etiquette or netiquette is essentially a loose and continuously evolving set of rules governing online communication behavior. It addresses maintaining one’s own and others’ dignity, respect and privacyi. As in ofine behavior, abiding by etiquette and ethics online pays off in the long run.

 

Online violence - Prevention, reporting and remedy

Bytes for All
Bytes for All on 13 December, 2013 - 01:50
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Bytes for All (B4A), Pakistan is a human rights based think tank with a focus on Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs).

Social networks are increasingly being used as a tool for identity theft, stalking, harassment, invasion of privacyi, and other forms of violence. Sexual predators are also using these tools to their advantage. With increased penetration of the interneti and mobile telephony, Pakistan is no different in this respect, with the role of these technologies being used for purposes of crime and violence expanding at an alarming rate. This booklet aims to dene different forms of online violence, provide tips on how to help prevent cyber violence and crime, and reporting as a measure to obtain remedy.

 

8th Meeting of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF): Chair´s summary

on 18 November, 2013 - 12:24
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From 22-25 October 2013 in Bali, Indonesia, internet governancei experts, civil society, governmenti and intergovernmental organizations’ officials, international social and economic development practitioners, members of the academic and technical communities, private sector representatives and other inquiring global citizens gathered together for the 8th meeting of the Interneti Governance Forum. The main overarching theme for the 8th IGF was ‘Building Bridges - Enhancing Multistakeholder Cooperation for Growth and Sustainable Development’.

 

Global Information Society Watch 2013: Women’s rights, gender and ICTs

APC and Hivos
APC and Hivos on 1 November, 2013 - 17:28
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A new report released by the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) and the Humanist Institute for Cooperation with Developing Countries (Hivos) explores women’s rights and gender through the lens of information and communications technologies (ICTs).

A new report released by the Association for Progressive Communicationsi (APC) and the Humanist Institute for Cooperation with Developing Countries (Hivos) explores women’s rights and gender ithrough the lens of information and communications technologies (ICTis).

 

Infographic - Sexual rights activism & the internet

Nadine Moawad
Nadine Moawad on 24 July, 2013 - 15:48
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Nadine is a feminist blogger and activist based in Beirut, Lebanon. She coordinates the EROTICS II project.

An infographic highlights the preliminary results from APC’s global survey on usage, risks, and navigation of interneti regulationi by sexual rightsi activists.