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Philippines: the problematic cybercrime prevention law of 2012

Posted Mon 8 Oct 2012 - 11:17 | 7,520 views
The recent passage of the Philippine Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012 (or the Republic Act 10175) has elicited strong negative reactions from various stakeholders. Civil society organizations (CSOs), academe, journalists, bloggers, and Filipino netizens have expressed great concern over certain provisions of the law that impinged their constitutional right to freedom of expression. To date,...

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Emerging forms of violence against women in the Philippines

Posted Tue 12 Jun 2012 - 21:26 | 5,379 views
These materials were produced by the Foundation for Media Alternatives from the Philippines as part of APC's MDG3: Take Back the Tech! to end violence against women project between 2011 and 2012. You can find useful materials for awareness raising and training on the subject of violence against women mediated through information and communication technologies, also called eVAW..

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The 'Gender and Citizenship in the Information Society' research: Final meeting report

Posted Tue 10 Apr 2012 - 14:10 | 2,918 views
The final meeting of the ‘Gender and Citizenship in the Information Society’(CITIGEN) research network was organized by IT for Change in Bangalore in February 2012. The CITIGEN research programme studies whether marginalised women benefit from new information and communication technologies and whether the internet and mobile phones strengthened their active citizenship. The final meeting of...

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Finding the balance: Women's rights and the internet in the Philippines

Posted Thu 5 Apr 2012 - 11:09 | 5,460 views
GenderIT.org writer Sonia Randhawa speak with Jelen Paclarin, executive director of the Women's Legal and Human Rights Bureau (WLB) in the Philippines, about the potential of the UPR to improve the lives of women in Philippines, the emerging forms of technology-related VAW and key challenges in addressing it, and the importance of women's representation in policy-making processes.

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Submission to the UPR: Women’s access to justice in the Philippines

Posted Wed 4 Apr 2012 - 16:14 | 6,376 views
The submission to the UPR process elaborated by the Women´s Legal and Human Rights Bureau, Inc from the Philippines addresses the issue of women’s access to justice in the country, which highlights technology-related violence against women (VAW) as an emerging form of VAW. The submission also looks at the gaps and challenges in available domestic remedies to survivors of violence and abuse...

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Mapping the intersection of technology and gender-based violence

Posted Wed 14 Dec 2011 - 10:00 | 9,787 views
On 25 November 2011, Take Back The Tech! campaign launched an interactive map that allows internet users to share their stories, local news and personal experiences of gender-based violence they faced online or through the use of mobile phone technologies. As of 7 December, the map has recorded 103 stories from across the globe, with the majority of stories coming from Africa, Latin America and...

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Who's gonna track me?

Posted Tue 13 Sep 2011 - 22:37 | 6,241 views
Flavia Fascendini looks at the report of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders -- which, for the first time in history, focuses on the situation of women's human rights defenders. Drawing on the report's findings, she talks to South-East Asian women's activists about the unique security risks they face online.

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Connectedness or alienation?

Posted Tue 13 Sep 2011 - 18:25 | 5,995 views
Women's human rights activist Edna Aquino remarks on how ICTs have impacted her work, presenting both new opportunities and new risks. In her interview with new GenderIT.org writer, Maya Ganesh, Edna argues that activists using ICTs must be mindful of alienating women with the use of excessive jargon, and must always be keenly aware that there are inherent risks in online communications. However...

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“Defending yourself means defending your community”

Posted Tue 13 Sep 2011 - 17:24 | 5,174 views
In the second part of the interview with c5 and anonymous, the trainers from the secure online communications workshop provide strategies for mitigating some of the dangers for women's human rights defenders. While examining the practices of policy-makers, internet intermediaries and every day users, they conclude that security means more than just awareness -- it requires behavioural change.

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The changing face of women's rights activism: be careful what you say online

Posted Tue 13 Sep 2011 - 16:49 | 7,358 views
Jennifer Radloff, GenderIT.org contributor, and Running Toddler, a participant of a recently hosted workshop in secure online communications for women human rights defenders, interviewed the workshop's trainers, c5 and anonymous. In this first part of the interview, the trainers talk about their experience in training activists and human rights defenders to use technology securely, and the...