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

FF
FF on 1 September, 2014 - 18:18
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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.

IGF 2014: Gender Dynamic Coalition taking place on Tuesday 2 September

GenderIT.org
GenderIT.org on 28 August, 2014 - 20:55
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The Gender iDynamic Coalition meeting will discuss outcomes from key processes and discussions on Internet governancei leading up to IGF 2014 – including 2013 IGF Gender Report Card findings, WSIS+10 results, and NetMundial to assess integration of gender issues and concerns. The meeting also launches the new “Feminist Principles of the Interneti,” which is a working document produced from a meeting of over 50 women’s and Internet rights iactivists in April 2014. Panelists and attendees will together develop thinking and analysis around the contentious issues of gender, sexuality, and the Internet, including online violence against womeni, ‘harmful’ content, ‘hate speech’, and sexual expression.

DJ's CHOICE OF THE WEEK: Underwear, sucking and gaming

Tarryn Booysen
Tarryn Booysen on 25 August, 2014 - 11:05
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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: Twitter, tampons and Thor

Mariam Zaidi
Mariam Zaidi on 15 August, 2014 - 18:50
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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.

Sex, rights and the internet: Survey on internet regulation and sexual rights

EROTICS
EROTICS on 14 August, 2014 - 14:59
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If you are an LGBTi activist, SRHR activist, women's rightsi activist, a queeri blogiger or a feminist who spends a lot of time on the interneti, please take 15 minutes to fill in our survey. We hope with this second round of our global monitoring survey to deepen our understanding on the connections between the regulationi of sexual speech and content on the internet and provide evidence that will help sexual rightsi activists explain the impact of such regulation on their lives and their work.

DJ's CHOICE OF THE WEEK: Selfies, bathrooms and consensual sex

Tarryn Booysen
Tarryn Booysen on 11 August, 2014 - 15:14
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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.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.

Solidarity with imprisoned activists, with or without Facebook

Analia Penchaszadeh
Analia Penchaszadeh on 6 August, 2014 - 14:28
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Analía Penchaszadeh was Manager of AWID’s Women Human Rights Defenders strategic initiative from 2011 to 2013. She has a long history with human rights and social justice movements, both as an activist and staff member of organizations dedicated to workers’ rights, environmental justice, and women’s rights. Analía currently lives in Amsterdam, where she gardens and works as a consultant.

On the 23rd of June, I opened Facebook and found news that two friends had been arrested after participating in protests on the other side of the world. Natalie Lowrey is an Australian environmental activist who was arrested in Malaysia on 22 June during a peaceful action against Australian-owned Lynas Corporation's rare earth plant in Malaysia. Yara Sallam is an Egyptian feminist activist who was arrested in Egypt on 21 June during a peaceful demonstration against the country's anti-protest law. These two women human rightsi defenders (WHRDsi) and friends who I had met at different moments in my activist life were now in jail, and I was alarmed and worried.

DJ's CHOICE OF THE WEEK: "Revenge porn", mirrors and Beyonce

Tarryn Booysen
Tarryn Booysen on 28 July, 2014 - 16:53
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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.

The suspense is over! Check the GenderIT.org readership survey results

GenderIT.org
GenderIT.org on 24 July, 2014 - 09:33
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In mid-2014 GenderIT.orgi disseminated an online questionnaire, requesting that all users of GenderIT.orgi respond. A period of 5 weeks was given for response. By the closing date, a total of 162 people had submitted a full questionnaire response to GenderIT.org. Of these, 111 (69%) responded using the English questionnaire and 51 using the Spanish questionnaire.

DJ's CHOICE OF THE WEEK: Nudity, aliens and shampoo

Tarryn Booysen
Tarryn Booysen on 18 July, 2014 - 07:17
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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: On breakfast, politics and surveillance

Tarryn Booysen
Tarryn Booysen on 15 July, 2014 - 13:36
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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 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.

Join us in the Campaign: What Are You Doing About Violence Against Women?

Take Back the Tech!
Take Back the Tech! on 10 July, 2014 - 12:38
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That's what we're asking Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. Promote transparency and safe spaces. Demand that social media take a stand. Join our campaign beginning 21 July to demand answers and action! Take back the tech!i

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