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OneWorldSEE is an APC member and partnering organisation in the "End violence: Women's rights and

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

Posted Fri 9 Aug 2013 - 19:00 | 9,897views
From the EuroDIG 2013 (European Dialogue on Internet Governance) at the Council of 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 involved in the issue of female and male participants in internet governance (IG) in Bosnia...
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Nadine is a feminist activist from Beirut, Lebanon and is APC's EROTICS project coordinator.

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Tweets for Women: Reflections on Challenging Misogyny Online

Posted Thu 8 Aug 2013 - 19:07 | 18,914views
Digital feminist activists have been following closely a campaign to demand clearer and more effective Twitter policies on sexually violent tweets. A number of activists have consistently brought this issue forward following alarming attacks and threats, most recently with Caroline Criado-Perez whose successful campaign to get a woman’s face on British bank notes brought about a wave of violent...

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Facebook, are you leaning in?

Posted Wed 7 Aug 2013 - 16:10 | 4,463views
I was at BlogHer'13 this year, for those who don't know, BlogHer is one of the largest gathering of women bloggers in North America. Apart from being one of panelists for International Activists, I had the opportunity to meet a lot of keynote speakers in person, not limited to Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook. The reason I decided to talk about Sheryl as she...

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Rape Threats: It’s A Free Speech Issue

Posted Wed 31 Jul 2013 - 14:03 | 4,209views
Recently the media has been full of stories about women in the public eye being subjected to sexist abuse online. I’ve written in the past about the way women are singled out for vitriol which men simply do not have to face, and the tendency for the attacks to focus on their bodies rather than their ideas. Just this week, Caroline Criado-Perez has spoken out about the way she was the target of...

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Tweetup on #OrangeDay and say NO to violence against women & girls in cyberspace

Posted Fri 26 Jul 2013 - 17:03 | 1,788views
Violence against women & girls is perpetrated in various ways online. At the same time, technology can offer critical tools to access services and to fight against VAW & girls. For #OrangeDay on 25 July, @SayNO_UNiTE hosted two tweetups on the topic with @takebackthetech, @circleof6app & @schemaly.

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Controlling Indonesia’s internet

Posted Fri 26 Jul 2013 - 14:25 | 4,851views
The utilization of internet is linked closely with every aspect of citizen’s lives and their basic rights. The state should manage the internet – just like what it is supposed to do for water and earth - for its citizens’ diverse necessities. The state should not control the internet to cater to the interests of a few capital owners, dominant political forces or beliefs/ideology. A question...
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Nadine is a feminist activist from Beirut, Lebanon and is APC's EROTICS project coordinator.

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July 25th is #orangeday: Call to Action! Global Tweet-a-thon

Posted Wed 24 Jul 2013 - 16:44 | 4,161views
Take Back the Tech, along with UN Women and other partners, are organizing this month's #OrangeDay, which takes place every month on the 25th to raise global awareness about GBV and the internet. We're joining this day to highlight technology for women's rights, safety and security online, as well as some great articles on sexual rights activism and internet regulation. Join us, share your work...
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Richa Kaul Padte is a writer, researcher and bass-music lover.

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Of Porn, Morality and Censorship: A Perspective from India

Posted Wed 10 Jul 2013 - 16:51 | 15,675views
Filed in April 2013, a legal petition that calls for a ban on pornography on account of its linkage to sexual violence in India has raised several eyebrows and debates within the country. This piece written by Richa Kaul Padte explores the context for this proposed legislation, the social and legal cultures in which it sits, and its implications for internet censorship within India.
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The author works as the national coordinator of a young feminist group called Si Jeunesse Savait.

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Women’s rights and threats to online freedom: reflections from the Freedom Online Conference 17 to 18 June 2013

Posted Mon 8 Jul 2013 - 13:37 | 5,670views
From 17 to 18 June 2013 I took part in the conference on online freedom known as Freedom Online. This conference, carrying the same name of the coalition behind it, highlighted the continent in which it was hosted. In the midst of the international storm about surveillance and censorship, our specific focus was online freedom in Africa and the Arab world as Tunisia, like all of the Maghreb, has...

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Transparency and accountability: Finding points of agreement following the #fbrape campaign

Posted Thu 13 Jun 2013 - 14:06 | 13,995views
Last month a coalition of women's organisations led a campaign to hold Facebook accountable for its content policy. In particular, how it deals with hateful speech and representations of gender-based violence shared by its users. In response, freedom of expression advocates have expressed concern and criticism over the precedent set by demands for Facebook to remove hateful content from its site...