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Technology-related violence against women – Recent legislative trends

Carly Nyst for the End violence: Women's rights and safety online project
Carly Nyst for the End violence: Women's rights and safety online project on 26 August, 2014 - 21:28
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Carly Nyst works for Privacy International and directs PI's work in developing countries. Carly is an Australian-qualified lawyer who has worked in human rights law and advocacy at both national and international levels.

This study seeks to explore recent legislative developments aimed at addressing and providing avenues of redress for technology-related violence against womeni. We explore the objectives, structure and application of four domestic legislative responses to different forms of violence against women, seeking to understand how domestic legislatures are responding to increasing awareness of violence against women online.


End violence research: Case summaries from country reports

Take Back the Tech!
Take Back the Tech! on 25 August, 2014 - 19:21
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The following case summaries are excerpted from End violence against womeni: Country reports, which involve seven countries and are part of research commissioned by the Association for Progressive Communicationsi Women's Rightsi Programme (APC WRP) beginning in 2013.


CEDAW: APC's Submission to the Commitee on the General recommendation on girls’/women’s right to education

Association for Progressive Communications
Association for Progressive Communications on 15 August, 2014 - 12:13
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On 7 July 2014, the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAWi) held a General Discussion on the Right to Education for Girls and Women, the aim of which is to commence the Committee’s process of elaborating a “General Recommendation on girls’/women’s right to education.” These are the recommendations submitted by APC.


Gender & militarism: Analyzing the links to strategize for peace

Women Peacemakers Program (WPP)
Women Peacemakers Program (WPP) on 7 August, 2014 - 11:47
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The Women Peacemakers Program’s vision is of a world where women and men work together through gender-sensitive active nonviolence, to build communities where people co-exist peacefully.

This publication by Women Peacemakers Program (WPP) is a testimony to the increasing number of people — women and men — who are challenging the norms bestowed upon us. They are linking the dots and showing us how militarization is coming at us from many angles — including entering the private sphere through IT and financial services. This reality not only requires activists to enter new domains of work; it simultaneously urges us all to keep on pushing for a transformative agenda in all these spaces, if real peace and security is to have a chance.


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.