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

Lisa Garcia on 12 Mar 2015 | 1,942views
“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.

Exiled love, getting it on and consent

Tarryn Booysen on 11 Mar 2015 | 1,610views
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.

Homonationalism, queer fraternity and the death of the radical queer

Yildiz Tar on 09 Mar 2015 | 1,677views
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.

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

Flavia Fascendini on 06 Mar 2015 | 2,448views
Between 9 and 20 March, APC's Women's Rights 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?

Gender selective abortion, big breasts and badasses

Tarryn Booysen on 23 Feb 2015 | 2,004views
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.

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

Rohini Lakshan​​é on 16 Feb 2015 | 1,595views
Check out this amazing selection of tweets by Rohini Lakshané on crowsourced mapping of violence against women and how to make them more effectual.

Dangerous laws, LGBT domain and the inspirational tech guru

Tarryn Booysen on 15 Feb 2015 | 2,096views
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

Selfies, banned photos and LGBT bullying gets better

Tarryn Booysen on 30 Jan 2015 | 2,498views
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.

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

on 28 Jan 2015 | 1,343views
Organised by Tactical Technology Collective and the Association for Progressive Communications (APC), at the beginning of December last year, 76 women and a small group of men – human rights 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 on 20 Jan 2015 | 3,986views
"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 on 10 Jan 2015 | 3,920views
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.

Gender neutral store, agents of change and father's rights

Tarryn Booysen on 05 Jan 2015 | 1,542views
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.

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

Flavia Fascendini on 12 Dec 2014 | 2,235views
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

on 10 Dec 2014 | 2,146views
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.

AfriSIG 2014: The Journey

Tarryn Booysen on 05 Dec 2014 | 1,930views
I embarked on my journey to the second African School on Internet Governance with a few readings done and the Wikimedia definition of internet governance memorized. Eager to learn and to contribute the bit I’ve learned over the past few months, little did I know what awaited me.