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Connecting Our Rights at IGF2013: Women and sexual rights defenders leading progress on equitable, inclusive internet policy

Shawna Finnegan
Shawna Finnegan on 20 November, 2013 - 14:22
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The human rightsi of women and sexual minorities are being increasingly impacted by the interneti, not only through violence and discrimination, but through policies and legislation that do not recognise their specific contexts, concerns and capacities.

Integrating women's rights at the IGF

Mary Onyango
Mary Onyango on 19 November, 2013 - 17:43
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Mary Onyango is part of The International Association of Women in Radio & Television (IAWRT) Kenya.

As governmentis work on legislations, gender mainstreamingi in ICTi sector should not be overlooked. Women need to access interneti for development, hence training of women and girls to access internet is crucial. Despite this, gender iwas not seen as a thematic area during IGF 2013 and hence was not included in the IGF workshops. This was a concern to women human rightsi organizations like APC which advocates for a democratic and inclusive internet governancei models. The Gender Dynamic Coalition organized by APC to discuss Gender and Internet Governance: integrating women’s rights at the IGF space, was part of a concern to address strategy for inclusion of gender discussion in future IGF.

Peeping Tom Porn and Privacy

Rohini Lakshané
Rohini Lakshané on 19 November, 2013 - 16:49
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Rohini is the editor of EroTICs India and a former technology journalist with interests in 'openness', tech for good, online civil liberties and ICTs.

Public | private: Define your line. Shape your space. Take Back the Tech!

Take Back the Tech!
Take Back the Tech! on 15 November, 2013 - 14:59
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Take Back the Tech! is a collaborative campaign to reclaim ICTs to end violence against women. The campaign calls on all ICT users – especially women and girls – to take control of technology and strategically use any ICT platform at hand for activism against gender-based violence. Take Back the Tech! accompanies the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence (November 25 – December 10 each year) with daily actions that explore different aspects of violence against women and ICT tools.

This year´s Take Back the Tech!i campaign is about defining the lines between public and private and claiming the right to privacyi as a fundamental human right. Define your lines between what’s public and private! Take Back the Tech! with us from 25 Nov-10 Dec 2013.

Gender and internet governance: Integrating women's rights at the IGF space

FF on 25 October, 2013 - 14:20
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The Dynamic Coalition on Gender ioffers a space for key stakeholders ito meet and discuss advancing the gender justice agenda throughout the Internet Governancei Forum.

Statement: “Miss Internet Bali” and women's participation at the Internet Governance Forum 2013

APC Women´s Rights Programme
APC Women´s Rights Programme on 23 October, 2013 - 13:26
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The Internet Governance Forum iis a United Nations mandated space and as such, we expect and demand adherence to respectful and non-discriminatory standards of behavior. As participants of the Internet Governancei Forum 2013 who are working to advance gender equalityi and the active participation of women in Interneti governance policyi dialogue and processes, we see this as a huge step back taken by organisers in this process.

Gender Report Card at the IGF in Bali: Take this on!

GenderIT.org on 21 October, 2013 - 13:54
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The IGF Gender iReport Card is an initiative to measure the level of progress on the inclusion of gender equalityi and the promotion women’s empowermenti in this important internet governancei policyi dialogue process. Are you at the IGF? Take this on! Invite others to take part in monitoring.

GenderIT.org at the eighth IGF: Support the women who support a free internet!

GenderIT.org on 16 October, 2013 - 20:28
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The eighth annual IGF will be held in Bali, Indonesia, from 22-25 October 2013. The theme for this year’s IGF is “Building Bridges – Enhancing Multi-stakeholderi Cooperation for Growth and Sustainable Development.” GenderIT.orgi team will be working on-site and off-site to bring you all related to gender iand ICT policyi from the gender peripheries at the IGF. And we invite you to be a part of it!

The coalition condemns systematic digital harassment of Latin America&Caribbean Women’s Health Network

Women Human Rights Defenders International Coalition
Women Human Rights Defenders International Coalition on 15 October, 2013 - 13:11
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The Women Human Rights Defendersi International Coalition (WHRD IC) condemns the aggressive and systematic digital harassment of the Latin America and Caribbean Women’s Health Network (LACWHN).

Freedom of expression: Where do we set the lines

Françoise Mukuku
Françoise Mukuku on 7 October, 2013 - 03:03
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Françoise is the national coordinator of a young feminist group called Si Jeunesse Savait. Françoise is based in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), and act as country partner of the APC's "End violence: Women's rights and safety online" project.

The second African Internet Governance Forum istarted in Nairobi, Kenya just a day after a terrorist attack was launched on this African country. The media reported 24 hours a day from the site of the attack; Twitter hashtags were created to make sure messages related to the crisis were passed on to the masses; and Facebook ready-to-use pictures of support to Kenya were circulated. It was actually a valuable experience for freedom expression defenders, as they were able to analyse how human beings exercised their rights in a time of shock and where the limit is set.

Freedom of expression, the role of intermediaries, and misogynist hate speech: Security in exchange for rights?

Erika Smith
Erika Smith on 30 September, 2013 - 20:15
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Erika Smith lives in Mexico and is responsible for implementing the national project "End violence: women's rights and safety online" as well as for accompanying the annual local and global campaign of Take Back the Tech! between the days of November 25th and December 10th.

The Latin American Regional Forum on Internet Governancei was held in August, and brought together interneti experts from governmenti, business, and civil society. As a feminist from Mexico who documents cases of technology-related violence against womeni, the debates on freedom of expressioni were of particular interest. I took the opportunity to interview representatives of free speech and digital content from the freedom of speech organisation Article 19 - with different perspectives from Brazil and Mexico, as well as views of other experts on the subject.

Gender-based violence is hate speech, hate speech is not free speech

OneWorldSEE on 9 August, 2013 - 19:00
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OneWorldSEE is an APC member and partnering organisation in the "End violence: Women's rights and safety online" project.

From the EuroDIG 2013 (European Dialogue on Internet Governancei) at the Council iof Europe in Sarajevo on 21 June 2013, a platform for remote participation from Lisbon was organised by Foundation OneWorldSEE (owpsee) in cooperation with the Office of the Council of Europe. In attendance were stakeholders iinvolved in the issue of female and male participants in interneti governance (IG) in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH). This year's conference theme was "Cross-border hate speech and defamation - living together online."

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