Join us in a global conversation for a feminist internet #imagineafeministinternet

Flavia Fascendini on 05 Apr 2014 | 1,281views
Take part in the debate. Define and question what it takes to create a feminist internet. Fifty people from all over the world are meeting about this issue next week and will incorporate your ideas into an evolving framework.

New Media and Girls’ Rights: Tying-in Technology and Empowerment

on 04 Apr 2014 | 464views
Does new media bring real change? Or it is that we are only enticed by its novelty factor? Does simply putting a technological tool in a woman’s hand lead to empowerment?

Good women, girls and HIV: Morality over health at the Commission on the Status of Women

Melissa Hope Ditmore on 03 Apr 2014 | 1,950views
Every March, the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) meets at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City. This year’s theme was the Millennium Development Goals, because a new development framework is being worked out beyond 2015. In addition to the events about technology, this year’s Commission on the Status of Women negotiated a resolution on HIV. Negotiating the resolution on Women, the girl child and HIV/AIDS was difficult and went late into the night.

Global Meeting on Gender, Sexuality and the Internet

APC on 03 Apr 2014 | 1,251views
We invite you to join our Global Meeting on Gender, Sexuality, & the Internet to explore and develop our collective understanding of what a feminist internet looks like. The meeting will be held in Malaysia between April 12 and 17 and brings together scholars, activists, and policy specialists from local, regional, and international organizations and networks.

APC launches collaborative initiative to protect, promote and defend sexual rights online

Shawna Finnegan on 03 Apr 2014 | 1,279views
From April 12th - 17th, APC's Women's Rights and Communications Information Policy programmes will bring together activists working in the sexual rights movement and internet rights movement to a global dialogue on Gender, Sexuality and the Internet in Port Dickson, Malaysia.

Hooked on: Sex work and mobile phones

Rohini Lakshané on 03 Apr 2014 | 1,718views
Street-based sex workers manage all business over the phone. Clients arrange their visits after confirming the sex workers’ availability via mobile phones. Sex workers communicate easily with outstation clients and their maalaks (literally meaning “masters”, often regular customers who have graduated into lovers), without the fear of prying eyes. Being constantly connected also helps build client relations, so to speak. “When I go out of town, my clients call and ask, ‘How long will you stay there? Come back’,” beamed Bharati Kamble. They share their joys and sorrows with their lovers over the phone; the conversation isn’t always about sex.

LAC countries submit position letter on CSW58 agreed conclusions

Flavia Fascendini on 19 Mar 2014 | 1,437views
The position of Latin American and Caribbean countries on the CSW58 agreed conclusions emphasises the inseparable link that exists between human rights and development. The signing organisations, which include APC, also express concern over the non-incorporation of the human rights of women in the agreed conclusions and the elimination of references to sexual and reproductive rights.

Leading up to the Beijing Review: Strategising for Section J

on 19 Mar 2014 | 1,845views
A strategising meeting for Beijing Platform for Action Section J was held on 13 March during this year’s CSW 58. The meeting was attended by representatives of APC, Isis International, Women and Media Collective, and Search for Common Ground, to plan for Beijing+20, emphasising Section J concerns, particularly the use of all media and ICTs to be seen as an issue that cuts across all the 12 critical areas of concern in the Beijing Platform.

CSW58: Jan Moolman from APC explains centrality of media and ICTs in conversations about development

Flavia Fascendini on 19 Mar 2014 | 3,010views
As part of an NGO parallel event at CSW58, hosted by the Southern Africa Gender Protocol Alliance and Gender Links, Jan Moolman, Women's Rights Programme project coordinator from APC, explains how important information and communication technologies and the media are in advancing gender equality and protecting women's rights.

Jac sm Kee on Take Back the Tech! @ CSW58: Access and control of technology is critical to advance on women´s rights

on 17 Mar 2014 | 2,206views
The International Knowledge Network of Women in Politics spoke with Jac SM Kee, Manager of the Women's Rights Programme, Association for Progressive Communications at the event "ICTs and the Internet as Powerful Means in Advancing Women's Rights and Empowerment: Opportunities and Challenges" which took place in New York at the 58th UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW58).

Decoding India’s Proposed Online Porn Ban – II

Rohini Lakshané on 17 Mar 2014 | 2,063views
This is the third in a series of posts reporting on the day-long “Tangled, Like Wool” meeting held in New Delhi in January 2014.

Join People Links Digital Gatherings to discuss technology related violence against women

on 14 Mar 2014 | 1,955views
Join us on Thursday, March 27th from 6-7pm EST and 4-5 CT-MexDF to discuss technology related violence against women and the tensions that exist between combating hate speech versus the right to freedom of expression with Erika Smith from the APC's Women´s Rights Programme.

I pronounce you not a child

Soofia Mahmood on 14 Mar 2014 | 709views
My daughter is 8 years old. She likes to make pretend fairy houses with tiny little signs that have small fairy tales written on them. Every other week her dream to be ‘someone’ changes – sometimes she wants to be a chef, other times a paleontologist when she grows up. ‘When she grows up’ is a phrase that holds the promise of tomorrow for her.

Women Weave the Web: Digital inclusion and empowerment campaign

Flavia Fascendini on 10 Mar 2014 | 636views
Want to learn more about the Women Weave the Web Campaign? You've come to the right place! Take a look at this page to get answers to all of the questions you may have about Wold Pulse's Digital Action Campaign. If you are looking for more general information on our Campaigns, please see our What is a Campaign? page.

APC launches website on sex, rights and the internet

on 10 Mar 2014 | 997views
In the second phase of the groundbreaking EROTICS project, an exploratory research project into sexuality and the internet, the Association for Progressive Communications has launched a new website (http://erotics.apc.org) to reflect the project's background, share knowledge and feature updates on the initiative.
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