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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.

 

Cases on women’s experiences of technology-related VAW and their access justice

End violence: Women's rights and safety online country partners and Richa Kaul Padte
End violence: Women's rights and safety online country partners and Richa Kaul Padte on 8 January, 2015 - 23:28
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The 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 were documented as part of the Association for Progressive Communication’s (APC) seven-country research initiative, “From impunity to justice: Exploring corporate and legal remedies for technology-related violence against women” , conducted in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Colombia, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Kenya, Mexico, Pakistan and the Philippines.

 

End violence: Case studies from Pakistan

Bytes for All  for the "End violence: Women's rights and safety online project"
Bytes for All for the "End violence: Women's rights and safety online project" on 22 December, 2014 - 09:41
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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 Pakistan were documented by country researchers from the project partner Bytes for All Pakistan between November 2013 and April 2014 and the summaries were prepared by Richa Kaul Padte.

 

Apps by and for women

Florencia Goldsman
Florencia Goldsman on 10 January, 2015
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Florencia has a degree in social communication from the University of Buenos Aires. She is a journalist, cyber activist, traveller and dancer. She has her own travel blog at miviajefueradeleje.tumblr.com and she tweets at @petalosoy.
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Programming and creating our own applications or apps is about understanding programming codes, taking control and adapting invisible mechanisms. We need to appropriate technical language and create instruments suited to our needs. In this article, Florencia Goldsman shares the cases of two apps that show how technology can be made by and for women.

Highlights on tech-related violence against women in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Mexico and the Philippines

Flavia Fascendini
Flavia Fascendini on 12 December, 2014 - 17:17
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Flavia is Spanish and Portuguese GenderIT.org editor.

APC’s “End violence: Women’s rights and safety online” project has achieved several milestones in the last few years, through the engagement of seven country partners who have explored the dynamics of tech-related violence against women (VAW) in their local contexts, and worked with different stakeholders in the process. 2014 opened up new possibilities and challenges for partners, and APCNews interviewed Valentina Pellizzer from OWPSEE, Erika Smith from Mexico, and Lisa García from the Foundation for Media Alternatives to get a sense of where they are at in their work against tech-related VAW.

10 tips for challenging internet-based gender-discrimination and online harassment against women and girls

Brindusa Luciana Grosu, YouAct member from Romania
Brindusa Luciana Grosu, YouAct member from Romania on 10 December, 2014 - 20:58
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Luciana is a Romanian psychologist and journalist passionate about gender equality and women and children`rights. She loves writing and over the years won several international prizes in essay competitions.Her dream is to be able to contribute to a real and visible change by combining Activism, Arts and Psychosocial Therapy.

If you know how to use the technology, you can avoid becoming a victim. Before speaking out, it is important to take your time to understand the way the internet works.

Difficulties in documenting: Why it can be hard for women to speak out

Sara Baker
Sara Baker on 30 November, 2014 - 17:33
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Sara is the Take Back the Tech! campaign coordinator.

I’ve been trying to interview women and girls for the documentation action that Take Back the Tech! announced. I’ve found it’s more difficult than I anticipated, so I wanted to explore the reasons why because I think they are directly related to the theme of freedom of expression.

DJ'S CHOICE OF THE WEEK: Zuckerberg, gender pronouns and LGBTQ

Tarryn Booysen
Tarryn Booysen on 7 November, 2014 - 10:45
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Tarryn is a South African BA graduate with majors in Psychology and Sociology. She currently works on the End Violence: Women’s rights and safety online project as the administrative assistant. Tarryn is also a contributor of the weekly section of GenderIT, DJ’s Choice.

DJ's choice is a weekly section by GenderIT.orgi, exploring the depths of the web to provide you once a week with a top 5 of creative, interesting and informative pieces and resources on gender and ICTsi. Delight yourself with this selection of “sparks”: Good readings, interesting links, videos, pictures, cool authors to point to, amazing tools, and much more. Send us interesting material to genderit at apcwomen.org or tweet us your links using #genderit.

DJ's CHOICE OF THE WEEK: F-Bombs for feminism and brain pickings

Alexandra Groome
Alexandra Groome on 31 October, 2014 - 16:31
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Based in Montreal, Canada, Alex is Executive Assistant at the Association for Progressive Communications and sells veggies for Urban Barns Foods. She graduated with a BAH in Environmental Studies and Geography at Queen's University in 2012.

DJ's choice is a weekly section by GenderIT.orgi, exploring the depths of the web to provide you once a week with a top 5 of creative, interesting and informative pieces and resources on gender and ICTsi. Delight yourself with this selection of “sparks”: Good readings, interesting links, videos, pictures, cool authors to point to, amazing tools, and much more. Send us interesting material to genderit at apcwomen.org or tweet us your links using #genderit.

Take Back the Tech! campaign wins ITU award for gender equality in tech

FF
FF on 28 October, 2014
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APC’s Take Back the Tech! campaign was globally aclaimed for its “efforts to reduce threats online and building women’s confidence and security in the use of ICTs,” winning first place on this first edition of the prize from over 360 nominations and 37 finalists from more than 70 countries under category 6. The Gender Equality Mainstreaming – Technology (GEM-Tech) Award is an annual special ITU-UN Women joint achievement award for outstanding performers and role models in gender equality and mainstreaming in the area of ICTs.

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