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Statement from members of the WHRD IC to the Human Rights Council on its 27th Session

WHRD IC
WHRD IC on 17 September, 2014 - 18:05
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ISHR makes this stateiment on behalf of members of the Women Human Rightsi Defender International Coalition, an international network of women’s rights, human rights and sexual rightsi organizations. We address this simple fact: in the global North and South alike, women human rights defendersi are targeted for murder, kidnapping, torture, rape, and harassment because of who we are and because of the work we do. As the Council istrengthens its work on women generally, we note the critical need to integrate analysis and reporting on women human rights defenders who demand protection, respect and fulfillment of all human rights.

Women Human Rights Defenders International Coalition alarmed at reports of violence against Leyla Yunus in prison

WHRD IC
WHRD IC on 17 September, 2014 - 17:46
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The Women Human Rights Defender International Coalition is a resource and advocacy network supporting women defenders worldwide.

The Women Human Rights Defendersi International Coalition is alarmed at reports of violence against Leyla Yunus in prison.

International Women's Media Foundation website hacked

IWMF
IWMF on 15 September, 2014 - 11:49
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The website of the International Women's Media Foundation (IWMF) suffered a complex brute-force attack last Friday, Sept 5. The website that features the work of the IWMF and promotes the empowermenti of women journalists worldwide, was defaced and most of its original content destroyed.

Why do the Feminist Principles of the Internet matter?

Dhyta Caturani
Dhyta Caturani on 12 September, 2014 - 16:40
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Dhyta Caturani is a long-time human rights and women's rights activist in Indonesia. She currently works as a project coordinator at EngageMedia, a non profit organization that uses the power of technology to create social and environmental change in SEA.

The interneti is believed to be an open space for everyone to express themselves freely. So why do we need a set of principles to "govern" us?

9th Internet Governance Forum: Gender and sexuality online

Dhyta Caturani
Dhyta Caturani on 11 September, 2014 - 13:49
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Dhyta Caturani is a long-time human rights and women's rights activist in Indonesia. She currently works as a project coordinator at EngageMedia, a non profit organization that uses the power of technology to create social and environmental change in SEA.

There were several sessions and side meetings at the 9th Internet Governance Forum i(IGF). Out of those, there were only a few on gender iand sexuality, and this post is about the ones I had the privilege to attend. On September 1st, before the IGF officially started, the Association For Progresssive Communications (APC), organized a day-long pre-event meeting on Sex, Rights, and Internet Governancei. The meeting brought together women's rightsi, sex rights, and internet rights iactivists together to discuss those intersecting issues.

Nairobi: Policy consultation workshop on technology-related violence against women

International Association of Women in Radio and Television
International Association of Women in Radio and Television on 9 September, 2014 - 15:09 · Africa
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Women leaders are expressing concerns over the skyrocketing cases of sexual and gender ibased violence (SGBV) globally. The women leaders who congregated at a Nairobi hotel for a two-day policyi consultation workshop, also decried what they called ballooning cases of technology-related violence against womeni.

Women's rights at the 2014 IGF

GenderIT.org
GenderIT.org on 8 September, 2014 - 21:09
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All sorts of members of the interneti community got together for the 2014 Internet Governance Forum i(IGF) in Istanbul from September 2-5. There were hundreds of workshops and meetings and side events, and even an entirely parallel Internet Ungovernance Forum, challenging the dominance of governmentis and corporations at the IGF.

DJ's CHOICE OF THE WEEK: Judith Butler explained with cats, internet famous, and good music

Tarryn Booysen
Tarryn Booysen on 8 September, 2014 - 08:25
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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 responsible for 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: Free speech and bullied women, bra protest, and Lego

Mariam Zaidi
Mariam Zaidi on 3 September, 2014 - 19:42
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Mariam is an American postgraduate student with a major in English and biology. She works as an intern for GenderIT.org and is a contributor for the DJ's Choice.

DJ’s choice is a weekly section by GenderIT.org, 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 ICTs. 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.

Why internet rights matter for Africa(ns)

Sheena G. Magenya
Sheena G. Magenya on 3 September, 2014 - 16:47 · Africa
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Sheena is the media and communications manager for the Coalition of African Lesbians, a regional representative organisation, with over 30 organisations represented across 19 different country in East and Southern Africa.

When I found myself suddenly having to care for and look after my new born child alone, I panicked. I panicked because I had never done this before and the ten minute tutorial on washing and feeding my infant that the nurse gave me at the hospital was lacking in many ways. I had questions, so many questions-but she didn’t have time. I was a woman, as far as she was concerned and therefore I should be able to instinctively know how to care for and love my child. But I didn’t. I went home with my child petrified that I would do something wrong. I’ve never believed that our ability as women to have children then automatically makes us able and active mothers.

APC launches "Feminist Principles of the Internet" at 2014 Internet Governance Forum

GenderIT.org
GenderIT.org on 3 September, 2014 - 14:10
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On 1 September 2014, APC launched the “Feminist Principles of the Interneti” at the Sexual Rightsi Pre-Event of the 2014 Internet Governance Forum iin Istanbul, Turkey.

Moderate progress in gender parity and inclusion at the IGF between 2012-2013

APC summarised the contents of the Gender iReport Card sections of the workshop reports from the Internet Governance Forum iof 2012 in Azerbaijan, and the 2013 IGF in Indonesia.

Impacting global advocacy on tech-related violence against women through regional IGFs

By FF and TB
By FF and TB on 29 August, 2014 - 16:08
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Partners of the “End Violence: Women’s rights and safety online” project have participated in three regional internet governancei forums (Africa IGF, Asia Pacific IGF, LAC IGF). We interviewed our members who attended and the impact their participation had on tech-related violence against womeni.

Asia Pacific stakeholders assert ‘Human rights should be the heart of internet governance discussion’

Nica Dumlao and Lisa Garcia
Nica Dumlao and Lisa Garcia on 29 August, 2014 - 13:03
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Nica and Lisa are members of Foundation for Media Alternatives, Philippines.

Annually since 2010, stakeholders icoming from different countries in the Asia Pacific (AP) meet to discuss pertinent issues on internet governancei. This forum where different stakeholders converge to ‘discuss, exchange, and collaborate’ is called the Asia Pacific Regional Internet Governance Forum i(APrIGF), a regional Interneti Governance Forum (IGF) initiative that hopes to build awareness and participation around the AP region on Internet governance issues, as well as ‘to foster multi-lateral, multi-stakeholderi discussion on the future of the internet in Asia.’

Gender Workshops, Actions, and Events at the IGF 2014

GenderIT.org
GenderIT.org on 28 August, 2014 - 22:01
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Over the years, APC’s Women’s Rights Programme (WRP) has actively participated at the IGF in order to raise questions, issues, and linkages between feminismi and the interneti. Participation of gender iadvocates at the IGF has grown every year and this year’s WRP delegation includes 23 feminist and queeri activists from India, Indonesia, Uganda, Argentina, Malaysia, Lebanon, South Africa, Kenya, Dominican Republic, Turkey, Jordan, Pakistan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Philippines, New Zealand, and the Czech Republic.

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