violence against women

Women's human rights: violence against women, pornography and ICTs

Jac sm Kee on 2 Jun 2010
The position paper presented by Jac sm Kee from APC WNSP at Women Claiming The Information Society (WOCTIS), 11 September 2005, Berlin, examined the relationship between violence against women and information societies, using the recent debate about '.xxx' as a site for examination.

Digital Dangers: Information & Communication Technologies and Trafficking in Women

Kateřina Fialová on 2 Jun 2010
This discussion paper asks if new technologies are re-shaping or facilitating trafficking, and/or if the use of ICTs in trafficking will change the way we understand other issues. For example, how should we think about the distribution of women's images against their will; can we talk about trafficking in images, and what relation does this have to the debate about pornography? It explores government responses and the tension between the right to privacy and the right to freedom from violence in the context of ICTs. This paper is a joint publication of AWID and the APC WNSP.<br />

The consequences of the sex industry in the European Union (draft report) on 2 Jun 2010
This European Parliament draft report to the vast expansion of the sex industry world wide; it highlights the sex industry's use of all types of information communication systems and emphasises link between the sex industry pornography and trafficking in women, prostitution and other violations women's human rights. The report calls for specific measures, such adoption of national ethical codes advertisement and the adoption European directive on gender equality the field of the media, advertising education. Unfortunately, the opposition this report was so strong that the European Parliament plenary did not adopt it.

Cultivating Violence Through Technology? Exploring the Connections between Internet Communication Technologies (ICT) and Violence Against Women (VAW)

Jac sm Kee on 2 Jun 2010
This paper explores the connection between new information communication technologies (ICTs) and violence against women (VAW). From the perspective of representation and rapid dissemination of information and communication enabled through ICTs, the paper looks at domestic violence in the homes, sexual violence and women in conflict affected areas. It presents case studies, strategies and analysis on these different areas. The study is the part of APC WNSP issue papers series on ICTs for women's rights.<br /> <br /> <br />

The Internet as an Organizing Tool

Kateřina Fialová on 2 Jun 2010
The module explores the power of the Internet as an organizing tool to combat violence against women.

The International Sex Trade and the Internet: Partners in Crime

Kateřina Fialová on 2 Jun 2010
The module explores the symbiotic relationship between the Internet and the international sex industry, the laws and regulations relating to it, and the ways how groups and communities have been using technology to combat trafficking and explore options for and objections to regulating the Web's content.

Making Women's Place Explicit: Pornography, Violence, and the Internet

Kateřina Fialová on 2 Jun 2010
The module examines the creation, consumption, and content of Internet pornography in order to understand the Internet's role in the perpetuation of violence against women.

Gender Harassment on the Internet on 2 Jun 2010
The paper examines the nature and types of gender harassment occurring on the net, and whether online gender harassment rises to the level of an actionable claim.

Sample Policies on 2 Jun 2010
The page contains examples of policies that may be adopted by websites and website administrators. Samples range in level of restraint and severity.

Cyberstalking Laws on 2 Jun 2010
The page consists of links to current and pending cyberstalking-related United States federal and state laws, as well as those states that do not have laws yet and related laws from other countries.

Changing Practice: How Domestic Violence Advocates Use Internet and Wireless Communication Technologies on 2 Jun 2010
The research report describes how and why two Midwestern domestic violence organizations in the US use Internet and wireless communication technologies. Major findings of the study reveal a need for more awareness and technical assistance regarding safe and ethical Internet and wireless communication service delivery.

Online Victimization: A Report on the Nation&#8217;s Youth on 2 Jun 2010
The national survey reveals that large numbers of young people are encountering sexual solicitations they did not want, sexual material they did not seek, and people who threatened and harassed them in a variety of ways. It also shows how families and young people are addressing matters of danger and protection on the Internet, and puts forward several recommendations on how to address this problem on a larger context.

Domestic Violence Organizations Online : Risks, Ethical Dilemmas, and Liability Issues

Kateřina Fialová on 2 Jun 2010
The paper outlines the risk and liability issues related to use of the Internet and suggests risk-management guidelines to protect organizations from liability.
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