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It is not yet time; we must reclaim our space

Posted Fri 29 May 2015 - 14:09 | 3,547 views
It is exciting to be a part of this edition, and especially that it is 20 years since the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action – a blueprint that brought energy and enthusiasm to the women’s movement. It enhanced the liveliness of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) and the Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action, and reaffirmed that “...

Imagining a feminist internet 20 years after the launch of Section J

Posted Fri 29 May 2015 - 14:03 | 3,706 views
Is it still possible to imagine a debate on a feminist internet within the context of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW)? This question has been resounding since the last session of the CSW took place in March 2015. We hope you find this GenderIT.org edition useful, with its analysis of what happened around Section J at the 59th session of the CSW, as well as what did not happen, and...

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Joanne Sandler: “Links between Section J and patriarchy need to be high on the agenda of feminists worldwide”

Posted Fri 29 May 2015 - 13:14 | 3,742 views
This year’s Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) outcomes set off some alarm bells of concern about the lack of political space for civil society in the CSW process. While the Commission adopted a Political Declaration that reaffirms states’ commitment to the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, it failed to confront the real challenges that women and girls around the world face at...

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Time to update the Section J on women’s real needs

Posted Fri 29 May 2015 - 13:14 | 2,802 views

Twenty years after the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action and the specific elaboration of Section J on women and the media, the review resolution does not reflect the impact that ICTs have proven to have on women’s lives, as a means to dramatically advance or hinder women’s rights. In this interview by Bianca Baldo for GenderIT.org, APC’s Jennifer Radloff and Sara Baker agree that we...

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Infographic: Mapping technology-based violence against women - Take Back the Tech! top 8 findings

Posted Fri 6 Mar 2015 - 19:19 | 6,152 views
Did you know that women between 18-30 years old (and younger) are the ones most vulnerable online? And did you know that the majority (40%) of cases are perpetrated by someone known to the survivor? Check out this infographic that draws on the 1126 cases reported on the Take Back the Tech! online map from 2012 to 2014.

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From impunity to justice: Domestic legal remedies for cases of technology-related violence against women

Posted Fri 6 Mar 2015 - 18:54 | 5,264 views
The present research seeks to examine the availability and effectiveness of existing domestic legal remedies for survivors of technology-related VAW to access justice and to prevent such violence from occurring. This research was carried out between April 2013 and June 2014 by the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) as part of a multi-country project entitled “Ending violence: Women’...

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Infographic: 4 reasons women struggle to access justice in tech-based VAW

Posted Fri 6 Mar 2015 - 16:37 | 4,620 views
Did you know that less than half of reported cases of technology-based violence against women (VAW) are investigated by the authorities? Check this infographic to know more about our "From impunity to justice: Exploring corporate and legal remedies for technology-related violence against women" research findings.

CSW59: Reprioritising Section J of the Beijing Platform for Action

Posted Fri 6 Mar 2015 - 15:12 | 2,929 views
From 9 to 20 March 2015, women's rights advocates and organisations have gathered along with member states at the United Nations Headquarters in New York for the 59th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW59), to review progress made in the implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action in achieving gender equality and the empowerment of women.

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Join APC's campaign and events at the 59th session of the Commission on the Status of Women in New York

Posted Fri 6 Mar 2015 - 14:05 | 3,145 views
Between 9 and 20 March, APC's Women's Rights Programme members will be attending the 59th session of the Commission on the Status of Women in New York. This year the main focus of the session will be on the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, which turns 20. How far have we come, and how can you participate?

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From impunity to justice: Exploring corporate and legal remedies for technology-related violence against women

Posted Mon 2 Mar 2015 - 13:49 | 10,929 views
A new series of reports by the Association for Progressive Communications presents findings from a multi-country research project on technology-related violence against women (VAW). The research – which reveals a lack of access to justice for survivors – highlights the voices and experiences of women who have faced technology-related VAW and sought justice through state agencies and internet...