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APC at the Commission on the Status of Women in New York: the long walk in anti-VAW struggle

Posted Fri 1 Mar 2013 - 12:17 | 3,601 views
The fifty-seventh session of the Commission on the Status of Women will take place at United Nations Headquarters in New York from 4 to 15 March 2013 under the theme “Elimination and prevention of all forms of violence against women and girls.” The APC Women’s Rights Programme has a full agenda at the event as part of its advocacy efforts supporting women’s and internet rights.

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Latest CSW session could be a real step backward

Posted Tue 10 Apr 2012 - 12:08 | 3,981 views
The inability of governments to agree on a common language of sexual and reproductive rights at the latest CSW session could potentially threaten established women's rights. So-called “traditional values” contradict the spirit and effectiveness of human rights.

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Access and participation of women and girls in education, training and science and technology, including for the promotion - Draft agreed conclusions

Posted Tue 15 Mar 2011 - 20:32 | 3,635 views
The outcome of the Commission’s consideration of the priority theme takes the form of agreed conclusions, negotiated by all States. These identify gaps and challenges in the implementation of previous commitments. They also provide action-oriented recommendations for all States, relevant non-governmental bodies, mechanisms and entities of the UN System and other relevant stakeholders, in order to...

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Missing conversations

Posted Tue 8 Mar 2011 - 14:36 | 6,167 views
When Jan first heard that the theme of this year's CSW was going to focus on science and technology she was really excited. She shares her reflection why the framing of science and technology as a women's rights issue at this year's CSW did not really resonate with her in the end.

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VAW in myriad forms: Combatting financial abuse and privacy violations

Posted Tue 8 Mar 2011 - 10:44 | 4,146 views
Reporting from the 55th session of the Commission on the Status of Women, Jac sm Kee discovers some interesting initiatives that help young people combat intimate partner abuse, that look at physical abuse, financial abuse and violations of privacy, among others. She also reports back on discussions about the effectiveness of the CSW and CEDAW in furthering the movement for gender equality.

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Take Back the Tech at the 55th Commission on the Status of Women

Posted Tue 8 Mar 2011 - 10:15 | 4,284 views
Jac sm Kee reports back from the funkiest session at the 55th meeting of the Commission on the Status of Women - the 'Take Back the Tech!: Reclaiming Technology for Women's Rights' panel debate.

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Take Back The Tech! Questions & answers session (video, 33mins)

Posted Mon 7 Mar 2011 - 17:32 | 3,913 views
Jan Moolman facilitates the Questions & Answers session at the "Take Back The Tech! Reclaiming technology for women's rights" event at the 55th Commission on the Status of Women, on 25 February 2011.

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Transforming landscape of women's communication rights (video, 18mins)

Posted Mon 7 Mar 2011 - 16:29 | 4,718 views
Jac sm Kee talks about the Take Back The Tech! campaign, as well as introduces the Erotics - Exploratory Research on Sexuality and the Internet - project. Jac presents examples from Brazil, Lebanon, India and South Africa illustrating how the queer movement is using the internet for mobilising and for the exercise of sexual rights. She also explains how the Take Back The Tech! campaign connects...

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Power of communication - addressing violence in post-conflict situation (video, 16mins)

Posted Mon 7 Mar 2011 - 15:40 | 5,315 views
Harriet Musoke presents the work of Isis-Women’s International Cross Cultural Exchange (Isis-WICCE) and their approach to technology in addressing violence in post-conflict situation. Isis-WICCE is one of more than sixty groups funded by 'Take Back the Tech! small grants' fund, and using information technologies in their work to end violence against women. This presentation was part...