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Time to come out!: Pioneering women in history of technology

FF and CT
FF and CT on 15 April, 2014 - 09:17
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Check out these videos of Jac sm Kee introducing these women's stories and contributions to technology during the Global Meeting on Gender, Sexuality and Technology in April 2014.

What does it take to create a feminist internet?

FF
FF on 14 April, 2014 - 05:05
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Is a feminist interneti possible? How has the internet shifted the way we understand power, politics, activism and agency? These are the insights of many activists under the call to #imagineafeministinternet.

Sexuality, feminism, activism and the internet we dream of

FF
FF on 14 April, 2014 - 04:46
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"Which is the interneti we dreamed of?" was the main question raised during the first day of the "Global Meeting on Gender, Sexuality and the Internet":https://www.apc.org/en/events/global-meeting-gender-sexuality-internet which is taking place in Port Dickson, Malaysia, until April 17th, to explore and develop the collective understanding of what a feminist internet looks like. What did we expect from the internet 10, 15 or 20 years ago? What did we hope the internet would do for feminismi and social activism? What were the milestones during this time? How did it affect women's movements? And how do we live our lives on the internet today as activists?

Panel on “Power, Politics and Agency” to #imagineafeministinternet

FF and CT
FF and CT on 14 April, 2014 - 03:01
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During the first day of the Global Meeting on Gender, Sexuality and the Interneti which ocurred in Port Dickson, Malaysia, to explore the collective understanding of what a feminist internet looks like, a panel on “Power, politics and agency” took place with the participation of Chat Garcia Ramilo from the Philippines, Joy Liddicoat from New Zealand, Horacio Sívori from Brazil, Valentina Pellizer from Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bishakha Datta from India, and Sheena Magenya from Kenya.

Sex and the internet: Intersectionality in internet rights

Shawna Finnegan
Shawna Finnegan on 13 April, 2014 - 13:23
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Why are internet rights iimportant to sexual rightsi activists and why are sexual rights important to interneti rights activists? These two questions formed the basis for discussion at a preparatory meeting for a global dialogue on gender, sexuality and the internet taking place in Malaysia.

Two weeks to push for greater recognition of our rights

Dafne Sabanes Plou
Dafne Sabanes Plou on 7 April, 2014 - 15:10 on 7 April, 2014 - 15:10
Dafne is the Women's Rights Programme Latin America Coordinator.

What did we do for two weeks in New York? We participated in one of the most interesting and combative meetings for the advancement of women’s rights worldwide. The annual session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) is a major event on the calendar of governments and women’s organisations because it is where discussions take place on advances and unmet goals under the Beijing Platform for Action and other agreements reached at the Fourth World Conference on Women in 1995.

What did we do for two weeks in New York? We participated in one of the most interesting and combative meetings for the advancement of women's rightsi worldwide. The annual session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) is a major event on the calendar of governmentis and women's organisations because it is where discussions take place on advances and unmet goals under the Beijing Platform for Action and other agreements reached at the Fourth World Conference on Women in 1995. Almost 20 years after the signing of this Platform by all of the world's governments, the monitoring of fulfillment and the need to continue reaffirming and advancing the achievement of women's rightsi continues to draw concerted attention and heated discussion from government and civil society representatives. These debates are crucial to ensure that the agreements reached in Beijing do not merely remain on paper or as good intentions frozen in time.

Fighting the backlash: Moving the agenda forward at the CSW

Flavia Fascendini
Flavia Fascendini on 4 April, 2014
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Flavia is Spanish and Portuguese GenderIT.org editor.
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The 58th session of the Commission on the Status of Women was held in New York from 10 to 21 March 2014. While there were strategic moves forward in relation to ICTis and tech-related violence against womeni, the APC Women's Rightsi Programme discuss both the highlights and the frustrations the women's movement faces in pushing the women's rightsi agenda forward.

CSW58: "We need to move beyond agreements towards public policies that will fulfil the commitments made to women"

Florencia Flores Iborra
Florencia Flores Iborra on 6 April, 2014
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Florencia is a social communicator. She has broad experience in the area of gender and communication. She integrates the team responsible for the radio programme, Graves y agudas (Radio Sur). She worked for APC as a member of the ICT Policy Monitor Latin America team. Currently she participates in the APC Women's Rights Programme and writes for GenderIT.org.
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The 58th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) took place from 10 to 21 March 2014 at the United Nations headquarters in New York. “Challenges and achievements in the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) for women and girls" was this year's priority theme. The participation of women's organisations in CSW sessions provides an opportunity for delegations to highlight and promote the incorporation of specific gender equityi goals. After many years of work, women's organisations have achieved a voice of their own at these meetings. But participation is not enough. Holding governmentis accountable to the effective implementation of the commitmentsthey signed onto, is the new challenge. To analyse these and other questions, GenderIT.orgi writer Florencia Flores Iborra spoke with Dafne Sabanes Plou, who participated in CSW 58 and shared her views on the issues discussed during the session.

Alberto Cerda: "There are many more international agreements to protect intellectual property than to protect people's privacy"

Erika Smith
Erika Smith on 6 April, 2014
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Erika Smith is a member of the APC Women's Rights Programme staff team and is in charge of implementation of the “End violence: Women’s rights and safety online” project in Mexico.
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Alberto Cerda is the international affairs director at Derechos Digitales, a Chilean NGO, and a specialist in intellectual propertyi and privacyi issues. In this interview, he analyses the legislation and policies being adopted in Latin America to deal with online violence against womeni involving the invasion of privacy, and the responsibility assigned to interneti intermediaries and individuals.

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.

 
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