Technology-related violence against women in Colombia: Sociocultural imaginaries and access to justice

Maria Goñi Mazzitelli on 23 November 2015 | 4,017 views
Colombia was one of seven countries covered by APC's research project “End violence: Women's rights and safety online”, carried out in partnership with Colnodo. In this article, María Goñi interviews Ana Maria Acosta and Marina López Sepulveda, two of the three researchers who worked with Colnodo and made interesting discoveries.

From fear to courage: Talking about technology, violence and justice in Mexico

Florencia Goldsman on 23 November 2015 | 2,540 views
An interview by Florencia Goldsman with research report author Gabriela Polanco and APC’s project coordinator in Mexico Erika Smith explores many of the nuances that emerged from the research. From assessing to what extent technology is an enabler of violence to musing on the various meanings of ‘justice’ for survivors, this conversation takes us behind the scenes of the Mexican edition of the End violence: Women's rights and safety online project.

Restraining alternative sexual practices – Thailand's new Dangerous Behaviours bill

Lamia Kosovic on 12 November 2015 | 4,502 views
Thaweeporn Kummetha is an active journalist and blogger and works for the Thai Netizen Network. She wrote on cyber sexuality in Thailand, and the use of the internet in the sex trade in that country. Kummetha was interviewed by Lamia Kosovic, who is a lecturer at the Gender and Women’s Studies Department at SUNY Plattsburgh in New York, and an instructional designer at University of Maryland.

“Putting locks on our chastity belts...”: A discussion on sex education for teenagers

Florencia Roveri on 12 November 2015 | 5,159 views
A number of reports in this year's GISWatch focused on the everyday reality when it comes to sexuality that many teenagers face when using the internet. Mariana Giorgetti Valente from InternetLab - Law and Technology Research Center in Brazil, Lin McDevitt­Pugh from Netsheila in The Netherlands and Nieke Jahja from the Center for Civic Engagement and Studies in Indonesia approached this topic from different angles.

End violence research site has arrived!! Explore the road from impunity to justice

GenderIT.org on 9 November 2015 | 2,187 views
Did you know that 60% of reported cases of technology-related violence against women (VAW) are not investigated by the authorities? Or that in 40% of cases of technology-related VAW, the perpetrator is known to the survivor?

Exodus of qualified women might be tech’s biggest problem yet

Rafia Shaikh on 9 November 2015 | 2,893 views
As many as 50% of women working in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) will eventually leave because of hostile male culture, lack of a clear career path and a sense of isolation, a 2008 Harvard Business Review study had discovered. Fast forward to 2014, same study shares that the reasons haven’t significantly changed. Most women interviewed for the study said that the attitudes holding them back are subtle, and thus more difficult to challenge.

The thing about gaming

Nadine Moawad on 22 October 2015 | 4,293 views
The thing about gaming is you can’t quite explain the immersiveness of it to non-gamers. I speak not about mindless arcade games you play to pass the time (although I think time-passing on a screen is totally legit. Play on, candy crushers). I mean multiplayer Real Time Strategy (RTS) games with tens of thousands of players competing for glory.

Statement: Facts on #TakeBacktheTech

APC on 12 October 2015 | 2,557 views
The attack against APC and Take Back the Tech and efforts to hijack the #takebackthetech hashtag, which has involved people who self-associate with #Gamergate posting threats targeting members of our community and images that depict women being subjected to physical and sexual violence, illustrate how women’s and girls’ voices are silenced on social networking platforms by violent and sexist expression.

Restricting access to abortion services: a conversation with Dr. Suchitra Dalvie on the effects of sex selection in India

Bianca Baldo on 5 October 2015 | 4,082 views
A woman sits in a doctor’s waiting room. She is almost 13 weeks pregnant and deeply worried about her future. She knows she cannot ask the sex of the fetus and that the Indian government has developed new technology to track the ultrasound medical reports.

From fake accounts to harassing phone calls: talking about technology-related violence against women in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Lamia Kosovic on 4 September 2015 | 3,392 views
Bosnia and Herzegovina was one of seven countries covered by APC's research project “End Violence: Women's rights and safety online”. The research in BIH was done in association with One World Platform for Southeast Europe (OWPSEE). The report uses three in-depth case studies to assess legal instruments, corporate policies, and women’s access to justice. Here, writer Lamia Kosovic speaks to two members of the OWPSEE research team, Valentina Pellizzer and Aida Mahmutović, taking us behind the scenes of the BIH research.