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Why feminism matters to the internet?

Posted Fri 29 May 2015 - 13:55 | 4,402 views
Feminism is a political statement, and more importantly political practice, way of thinking, understanding and public articulation of practically every issue of life. Feminism as such would be able to manage, animate and even more importantly took part in the defining and coding of virtual space.

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RightsCon 2015: Cyber sex(y), gender balance and violence

Posted Wed 25 Mar 2015 - 12:01 | 3,608 views
Civil society organisations, engineers, activists, lawyers, companies and governments gathered in Manila on 24-25 March to address the subject of the internet and human rights in this rapidly evolving region, in an effort to protect the open internet and defend the digital rights of its users. APC and members organised several panels were violence against women online and survivor's access to...

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Violence silences: Document. Challenge. Reclaim our right to expression

Posted Mon 17 Nov 2014 - 20:22 | 3,464 views
How do you challenge existing inequalities by speaking up? When you voice your thoughts, do you face threats and abuse? How is violence used to disrupt solidarity and collective action where you are? How do you fight back? This year's Take Back the Tech! campaign invites you to help us reframe the conversation about violence against women as a violation of our fundamental human right to freedom...

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Emma Watson, trolls and a feminist internet

Posted Thu 25 Sep 2014 - 19:41 | 18,528 views
Within days of her highly visible and publicised speech, Emma Watson became the subject and target of violence. The threat and reality of using women’s sexualised bodies as weapons to humiliate, shut them up or blackmail them into submission is an increasingly prevalent expression of violence against women online. Jac sm Kee, APC´s Women´s Rights Programme manager shares her insight on the...
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You shall no longer be strange, internet

Posted Wed 20 Aug 2014 - 13:57 | 7,893 views
I’d bet my internet that one of your first experiences with the digital social had something to do with sex. Unsolicited nudity arriving in your inbox? Hundreds of sex-related IRC channels that popped up while you searched for your local radio chatroom? Pop-ups spiraling out of control on Internet Explorer? Or maybe you went looking for it in a Lycos search. Or maybe you built a geocities site...

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Digital misogyny: “It felt like 514 people had raped me all over again”

Posted Thu 19 Jun 2014 - 09:11 | 4,781 views
In March 2013 Sitawa Wafula appeared as a guest on Kenya Television Network (KTN) where she shared how she had survived rape as a teenager, and her ongoing struggle with bi-polar disorder and epilepsy. An excerpt of her interview was shared on KTN’s Facebook page and to the horror of Sitawa, her friends and family, she received approximately 514 negative comments.

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Erika Smith: "It’s society’s responsibility, the companies’, and our countries’ to keep us safe"

Posted Wed 7 May 2014 - 13:54 | 7,619 views
People Links is a monthly online gathering hosted by May First/People Link members, for members and open to the public. On 27 March they hosted a discussion on technology-related violence against women and the tensions that exist between combating hate speech and the right to freedom of expression. The discussion featured Erika Smith from the APC Women's Rights Programme (WRP).

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Imagining a misogyny-free internet

Posted Fri 25 Apr 2014 - 05:49 | 8,652 views
This is the first in a series of posts reporting on the Global Meeting on Gender, Sexuality and the Internet held in Port Dickson, Malaysia from April 13 to 17, 2014, to envision a feminist internet and to evolve a framework for it. Around 50 activists working on gender rights, sexual rights and internet rights in different parts of the world had come together for the meeting.

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What does it take to create a feminist internet?

Posted Mon 14 Apr 2014 - 05:05 | 6,947 views
Is a feminist internet possible? How has the internet shifted the way we understand power, politics, activism and agency? These are the insights of many activists under the call to #imagineafeministinternet.

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Join People Links Digital Gatherings to discuss technology related violence against women

Posted Fri 14 Mar 2014 - 14:52 | 4,181 views
Join us on Thursday, March 27th from 6-7pm EST and 4-5 CT-MexDF to discuss technology related violence against women and the tensions that exist between combating hate speech versus the right to freedom of expression with Erika Smith from the APC's Women´s Rights Programme.