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“In our work, the internet is a main stakeholder”: A feminist talk with Hayriye Avatar at the IGF

Posted Thu 25 Sep 2014 - 18:26 | 14,118 views
The Turkish LGBTI rights organization Kaos GL turns 20 on September 20. At the Internet Governance Forum just held in Istanbul, Bishakha Datta interviewed Kaos activist Hayriye Avatar on their pathbreaking LGBTI activism, both online and offline.

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Let's talk about gender analysis in the LAC IGF

Posted Mon 30 Sep 2013 - 15:39 | 16,925 views
The APC Women's Rights Programme attended the preparatory meeting prior to the Latin American Internet Governance Forum held in late August in Córdoba, Argentina. Attending were Erika Smith, Dafne Sabanes Plou, and Flavia Fascendini. The Spanish language editor of GenderIT.org interviewed both feminists to analyse whether the internet governance debate still marginalises gender issues, or if they…

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Women in the Information Society: Participating in development and ICT policy

Posted Fri 10 May 2013 - 11:13 | 9,420 views
One of the main complaints by women during the discussions at the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) focused on the need for more women to participate in decisions about the development of the Internet, and the discussion and implementation of public policies aimed at building an inclusive information society, without discrimination based on gender or any other grounds.

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Violence against women in Colombia: ICT overshadowed

Posted Wed 3 Apr 2013 - 07:03 | 17,213 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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Baku in APC’s rear-view mirror

Posted Tue 26 Feb 2013 - 06:23 | 6,893 views
The Internet Governance Forum in Baku (6-9 November 2012) was a space in which different interests collided. APC revisits by releasing “IGF 2012: The good, the bad and the ugly“. Gender is of course part of this analysis. The report stresses that only one workshop dealt with gender issues specifically, and speakers in main sessions and workshops were still mostly male. "When we look closely, it…