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Rape Threats: It’s A Free Speech Issue

Posted Wed 31 Jul 2013 - 15:03 | 2,719 views
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 - 18:03 | 1,528 views
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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July 25th is #orangeday: Call to Action! Global Tweet-a-thon

Posted Wed 24 Jul 2013 - 17:44 | 3,123 views
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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Infographic - #StopStoning WOMEN NOW!

Posted Tue 23 Jul 2013 - 10:02 | 4,774 views
The infographic was produced as part of the WLUML global campaign to end the brutal practice of stoning. In fourteen countries around the world, this brutal punishment and form of torture continues to exist. The flyer highlights the case of a young woman who was stoned to death for having a cell phone in Pakistan. The campaign advocate for a UN resolution against stoning, ban of stoning in...

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Indonesia: Put sex on the internet!

Posted Wed 10 Jul 2013 - 14:57 | 11,329 views
This article by Kamilia Manaf and Ni Loh Gusti Madewanti describes how the discourse on sexuality in Indonesia is becoming more political and part of the public sphere due to the impact of the reformations begun in 1998. However, while the internet has provided a space for the advancement of sexual rights in Indonesia, discrimination and violence against LGBT groups and women in Indonesia that...

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How activism shapes your experience of being a citizen on the internet

Posted Tue 9 Jul 2013 - 14:34 | 13,189 views
What does it mean to use the internet freely and fully? What freedom do you have to express who you are, how you live your life, what you desire, dream and believe in on the internet? And how safely can you communicate, contribute, exist, navigate and be in the spaces online that can so powerfully connect you to communities and knowledges that build our sense of self? This article written by...

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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 - 14:37 | 4,154 views
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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Baseline study: Technology related violence against women in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Posted Fri 14 Jun 2013 - 17:24 | 4,555 views
This initiative aims to identify and map the existing situation on the ground, in terms of challenges that impede the understanding of violence against women and girls in digital spaces, and violence committed through use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) in Bosnia and Herzegovina. A poll and an interview were intended for and conducted in organizations/institutions that work...

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

Posted Thu 13 Jun 2013 - 15:06 | 12,374 views
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...

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#fbrape is about gender-based hate speech, not about censorship

Posted Thu 13 Jun 2013 - 15:05 | 8,295 views
On May 21 more than a hundred organisations lead by "Women, Action & the Media”:http://womenactionmedia.org/, the journalist Soraya Chemaly, and “The Everyday Sexism Project":http://www.everydaysexism.com/ started a campaign to “Take action to end gender-based violence on Facebook":...