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RightsCon 2015: Cyber sex(y), gender balance and violence

Flavia Fascendini
Flavia Fascendini on 25 March, 2015 - 12:01
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Civil society organisationsi, engineers, activists, lawyers, companies and governmentis gathered in Manila on 24-25 March to address the subject of the interneti and human rightsi in this rapidly evolving region, in an effort to protect the open internet and defend the digital rights of its users. APC and members organised several panels were violence against womeni online and survivor's access to justice, hate speech, sexual rightsi and sexuality on the internet were discussed.

DJ'S CHOICE OF THE WEEK: Hacked browsers, dinosaur shoes and LGBT people facing loss

Tarryn Booysen
Tarryn Booysen on 23 March, 2015 - 14:39
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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.

“An internet without violence against women will only be possible in a world without violence against women”

Florencia Goldsman
Florencia Goldsman on 22 March, 2015 - 15:06
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Florencia has a degree in social communication from Universidad de 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.

Ana Freitas, a Brazilian journalist and social network user, was threatened with rape and stalked close to her home after she published an article about sexism on chat sites and forums. In her article, Freitas – an expert on digital culture and behaviour, who has worked for the foremost media outlets in Brazil – did not mention specific persons or places; she only described the levels of machismo (male chauvinism) and misogyny experienced in some internet environments. In this interview with Florencia Goldsman for GenderIT.org, Freitas reflects on what happened, and declines to self-censor after the attacks. “My plans for 2015 are to continue writing about what interests me, to go out for runs and to enjoy Sao Paulo, my city,” she said.

Foundation for Media Alternatives contributes to Philippine alternative report on women, media and ICT for CSW 59

Lisa García and Flavia Fascendini
Lisa García and Flavia Fascendini on 12 March, 2015 - 12:39
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“Women, media, and information/communication technology” is the title of the report that Filipino civil society organisations put together to be shared at the discussions taking place at the 59th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW 59) in New York, from 9 to 20 March 2015. Lisa García, from APC member Foundation for Media Alternatives, explains how the organisation’s work experience and research fed into this report.

DJ'S CHOICE OF THE WEEK: Exiled love, getting it on and consent

Tarryn Booysen
Tarryn Booysen on 11 March, 2015 - 08:56
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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: Homonationalism, queer fraternity and the death of the radical queer

Yildiz Tar
Yildiz Tar on 9 March, 2015 - 07:51
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Yıldız Tar is a journalist and author from Turkey. Yildiz wrote a book titled “Comrade I am Faggot” and worked as a reporter and editor for several news agencies, magazines and newspapers. Yildiz currently works as an editor of daily updated LGBTI focused news portal KaosGL.org

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.

Join APC's campaign and events at the 59th session of the Commission on the Status of Women in New York

Flavia Fascendini
Flavia Fascendini on 6 March, 2015 - 14:05
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Between 9 and 20 March, APC's Women's Rightsi Programme members will be attending the 59th session of the Commission on the Status of Women in New York. This year the main focus of the session will be on the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, which turns 20. How far have we come, and how can you participate?

DJ'S CHOICE OF THE WEEK: Gender selective abortion, big breasts and badasses

Tarryn Booysen
Tarryn Booysen on 23 February, 2015 - 07:50
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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.

A selection of tweets on how to make crowdmaps effectual for mapping violence against women

Rohini Lakshané
Rohini Lakshané on 16 February, 2015 - 09:07
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Check out this amazing selection of tweets by Rohini Lakshané on crowsourced mapping of violence against womeni and how to make them more effectual.

DJ'S CHOICE OF THE WEEK: Dangerous laws, LGBT domain and the inspirational tech guru

Tarryn Booysen
Tarryn Booysen on 15 February, 2015 - 20:34
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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: Selfies, banned photos and LGBT bullying gets better

Tarryn Booysen
Tarryn Booysen on 30 January, 2015 - 07:36
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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.

Gender and Tech Pop-up Institute: New approaches to privacy and security

Tactical Technology Collective
Tactical Technology Collective on 28 January, 2015 - 10:38
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Organised by Tactical Technology Collective and the Association for Progressive Communicationsi (APC), at the beginning of December last year, 76 women and a small group of men – human rightsi advocates, feminists, techies, activists – descended on an ageing East German ‘Schloss’ (manor house) near the border of Poland for seven days of training, collaboration, discussion, and knowledge exchange.

Interview with Yvonne Oluoch: Winner of the #IncYOUBateIT competition hosted by Making All Voices Count

Jennifer Radloff
Jennifer Radloff on 20 January, 2015 - 12:34
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Jennifer is a South African feminist who has worked regionally and globally on the issue of women's right to communicate and ICTs for social change since 1994. She currently coordinates APC's work in supporting women human rights defenders use of ICTs securely through capacity building.

"In a continent where women form a majority of the population and half of the workforce, it is an anomaly that the percentage of women working in technology is less than 15%. Technology is one of the key factors driving Africa’s projected economic rise. As such, there is enormous potential for maximizing the growth of technology through increasing the number and quality of women in technology."

Building women’s access to justice: Technology-related VAW in law and corporate policy

Tarryn Booysen
Tarryn Booysen on 10 January, 2015 - 16:25
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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 a contributor of the weekly section of GenderIT, DJ’s Choice.

This article is based on the issue paper written by Namita Maholtra as part of the APC “End violence: Women´s rights and safety online” project entitled “Good questions on technology-related violence”, and on a strong alliance with partners in seven countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Colombia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Mexico, Pakistan and the Philippines. Looking at tech-related violence against women, law and corporate policy, this article by Tarryn Booysen summarises the major points in the paper, responding to frequent questions on tech-related VAW and answering them with the research findings.

DJ'S CHOICE OF THE WEEK: Gender neutral store, agents of change and father's rights

Tarryn Booysen
Tarryn Booysen on 5 January, 2015 - 09:32
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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.

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