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

Karen Higgs and Sylvie Niombo of AZUR Development
Karen Higgs and Sylvie Niombo of AZUR Development on 6 April, 2015 - 13:38
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This publication, which is especially useful for women’s rights and ICT for developmentHandout: ICTs for Development (ICT4D), Multimedia Training Kit (part of APC's ICT policy training curriculum)">i organisations, UN agencies, health providers, legislators, policyi 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"state" in this glossary). As a general rule, "government" should not be capitalised.

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

APC WRP
APC WRP on 6 March, 2015 - 19:19
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From 2012-2015, the APC community built on the collective experience and successes of its work on technology and violence against women, through support from the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affair’s (DGIS) Funding Leadership and Opportunities for Women (FLOW) Fund. Our project “End violence: women’s rights and safety online” strengthened existing partnerships, and APC’s trajectory in the anti-VAW struggle to enhance women’s safety and security by preventing the increase in violence against women through ICTs.

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.

 

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

Women’s Legal and Human Rights Bureau, Inc.
Women’s Legal and Human Rights Bureau, Inc. on 6 March, 2015 - 18:54
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The Women’s Legal and Human Rights Bureau (WLB) (author) is a feminist legal non-government organisation from the Philippines composed of women’s rights activists and advocates. Richa Kaul Padte (editor) is a freelance writer and feminist activist.

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’s rights and safety online”.

 

From impunity to justice: Improving corporate policies to end technology-related violence against women

Rima Athar (author) and Richa Kaul Padte (editor)
Rima Athar (author) and Richa Kaul Padte (editor) on 6 March, 2015 - 17:47
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Rima S. Athar (author) is an independent researcher, human rights activist and feminist organiser. Richa Kaul Padte (editor) is a freelance writer and feminist activist. She writes on issues surrounding gender, sexuality and popular culture.

Between April 2013 and June 2014, the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) carried out a multi-country research project entitled “Ending violence: Women’s rights and safety online”. The project explored the adequacy and effectiveness of domestic legal remedies and corporate policies/redress mechanisms to address the issue of technology-related violence against women (VAW).

 

Infographic: 4 reasons women struggle to access justice in tech-based VAW

APC WRP
APC WRP on 6 March, 2015 - 16:37
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From 2012-2015, the APC community built on the collective experience and successes of its work on technology and violence against women, through support from the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affair’s (DGIS) Funding Leadership and Opportunities for Women (FLOW) Fund. Our project “End violence: women’s rights and safety online” strengthened existing partnerships, and APC’s trajectory in the anti-VAW struggle to enhance women’s safety and security by preventing the increase in violence against women through ICTs.

Did you know that less than half of reported cases of technology-based violence against womenStyle Information: N/a Source: www.takebackthetech.net/whatstheissue ">i (VAW) are investigated by the authorities? Check this infographic to know more about our "From impunity to justice: Exploring corporate and legal remedies for technology-related violence against women" research findings.

 

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

Women’s Legal and Human Rights Bureau, Inc. (author) and Richa Kaul Padte (editor)
Women’s Legal and Human Rights Bureau, Inc. (author) and Richa Kaul Padte (editor) on 3 March, 2015 - 17:57
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The Women’s Legal and Human Rights Bureau (author) is a feminist legal non-government organisation from the Philippines composed of women’s rights activists and advocates. Richa Kaul Padte (editor) is a freelance writer and feminist activist.

This is a summary of the research report “From impunity to justice: Domestic legal remedies for cases of technology-related violence
against women”, by the Women’s Legal and Human Rights Bureau. This summary was prepared by Richa Kaul Padte.

 

From impunity to justice: Improving corporate policies to end technology-related violence against women - Summary

Rima Athar (author) and Richa Kaul Padte (editor)
Rima Athar (author) and Richa Kaul Padte (editor) on 25 February, 2015 - 13:36
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Rima S. Athar (author) is an independent researcher, human rights activist and feminist organiser. Richa Kaul Padte (editor) is a freelance writer and feminist activist.

The present report explores women’s experiences of and demands for corporate accountability in cases of technology-related violence against women (VAW) as highlighted by the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) seven-country research initiative, “End violence: Women's rights and safety online”, conducted in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Colombia, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Kenya, Mexico, Pakistan and the Philippines. Here, in-depth case studies on survivors’ experiences, their attempts to access justice, reviews of corporate policies, and interviews with public policy representatives have been evaluated with reference to: a) national telephony companies, b) social media and networking platforms, and c) pornography websites. A total of 24 case studies were documented across the seven countries, and the policies of 22 companies were reviewed.

 

End violence: Case studies from Democratic Republic of Congo

Si Jeunesse Savait for the "End violence: Women's rights and safety online project"
Si Jeunesse Savait for the "End violence: Women's rights and safety online project" on 16 February, 2015 - 14:43
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These case summaries are based on in-depth case studies mapping women’s experiences of technology-related VAW and their attempts to access justice either through domestic legal remedy or corporate grievance mechanisms. The original case studies from the Democratic Republic of Congo were developed by country researchers from the project partner Si Jeunesse Savait and the summaries were prepared by Kris Kotarski.

 

End violence: Case studies from Mexico

Mexico project partner for the "End violence: Women's rights and safety online project"
Mexico project partner for the "End violence: Women's rights and safety online project" on 12 February, 2015 - 12:23
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These case summaries are based on in-depth case studies mapping women’s experiences of technology-related VAW and their attempts to access justice either through domestic legal remedy or corporate grievance mechanisms. The original case studies from Mexico were documented by the APC project associate in Mexico between November 2013 and April 2014 and the summaries were prepared by Richa Kaul Padte.

 

Good questions on technology-related violence

Namita Malhotra for APC's "End violence: Women's rights and safety online" project
Namita Malhotra for APC's "End violence: Women's rights and safety online" project on 8 January, 2015 - 23:30
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Between April 2013 and June 2014, the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) carried out its multi-country research exploring the adequacy and effectiveness of domestic legal remedies and corporate policies/redress mechanisms to address the issue of technology-related violence against women (VAW). This paper written by Namita Malhotra draws heavily on the final research reports from that project.