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Baseline study: Legal and regulatory framework in Colombia on VAW and ICT - Executive summary

Posted Mon 8 Apr 2013 - 19:53 | 6,090 views
This executive summary outlines the baseline for the present legal and regulatory framework in Colombia on violence against women (VAW) and information and communication technologies (ICT). The data was gathered by collecting information on the legal and regulatory framework. Three main aspects were identified: 1. The criminal offenses defined in the Criminal Code and related to a greater or...

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Philippines: “If no justice is given to the survivors/victims then the laws become useless”

Posted Mon 8 Apr 2013 - 13:36 | 7,616 views
Violence against women in the Philippines is considered a public crime. According to the Philippines National Demographic and Health Survey, one in five women aged 15-49 has experienced physical violence since age 15. The advent of computers and internet exposes women to another dimension of violence. GenderIT.org writer, Esther Nasikye, talked to Foundation for Media Alternatives about the forms...

End violence against women: language and action @ CSW57th

Posted Fri 5 Apr 2013 - 18:34 | 4,285 views
This GenderIT.org edition offers reflections on language and actions surrounding issues of technology-related forms of violence against women (VAW). We're looking at these in the perspective/context of the APC project "End violence: Women’s rights and safety online" and the 57th session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) which took place between 4-15 March in New York.

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Baseline study: Report on VAW and its reporting system in Philippines

Posted Fri 5 Apr 2013 - 18:09 | 6,691 views
When it comes to gender issues, technology presents opportunities and likewise challenges. Opportunities to promote gender equality and equity to end discrimination are endless and borderless. However, technology has become an unwilling accomplice that inflicts gender-based violence. Statistical data on violence against women and other gender-related crimes are regularly gathered to know if...

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Baseline study: Violence against women and gender based harassment in context of ICT penetration in Pakistan

Posted Fri 5 Apr 2013 - 18:04 | 6,503 views
This report is intended to provide insight into the use of ICT tools as a means of women empowerment, aiming to dissect their use in facilitating women in realising leadership roles in society. The report is meant primarily to tackle the issues of ‘Violence against women’ (VAW) and ‘Gender based cyber harassment’ in Pakistan, and to address these issues by holding a discourse on the use of ICTs...
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Editorial

Right into reality

Posted Thu 4 Apr 2013 - 15:53 | 7,696 views
Important achievements were attained at the recent Commission on the Status of Women 57th session reviewing government progress worldwide in addressing violence against women and girls. One such attainment was governments' recognition of the growing role of information and communication technologies in the continuum of violence against women.

Perhaps you are a bit skeptical about the...

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Violence against women in Colombia: ICT overshadowed

Posted Wed 3 Apr 2013 - 14:03 | 7,644 views
In Colombia there is no law or public policy that relates directly to violence against women and information and communication technologies. "This is a scenario where a lot that needs to be done, but which, at the same time, offers us an opportunity," said Olga Martinez Paz of the organization Colnodo, which runs the Colombia part of the APC project "End violence: women's rights and safety online...

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Violence against women online: A selection of tweets from CSW 57

Posted Mon 1 Apr 2013 - 21:03 | 4,778 views
Twitter activity during the 57th session of the Commission on Status of Women between 4-15 March 2013 was quite intense. GenderIT.org took part in the tweeting by addressing the debate around emerging forms of violence against women and information and communication technologies, and advocating for its inclusion in the agreed conclusions of the meeting.

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Agreed conclusions in CSW 57th include violence against women and ICT

Posted Fri 22 Mar 2013 - 14:20 | 7,553 views
The 57th Commission on the Status of Women took place from 4 to 15 March 2013 at United Nations Headquarters in New York. The session’s priority theme was “Elimination and prevention of all forms of violence against women and girls”, and representatives of the Association for Progressive Communications' Women's Rights Programme attended the meeting of this global policy-making body dedicated...

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Gendered abuse online

Posted Fri 22 Mar 2013 - 12:30 | 7,141 views