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V for Vale: 10 year journey of TBTT! Campaign in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Posted Mon 14 Nov 2016 - 16:38 | 5,699 views
Vale Pellizzer looks back at the 10 year journey of the TBTT campaign in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The campaign has taken various shapes in the complicated realities and social dynamics of this country. The fresh and young design of the campaign promised a new hope for reclaiming your agency for women and gender non-conforming people. In this interview Vale talks about the complexities of...

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Keeping women safe? Gender, online harassment and Indian law

Posted Sun 1 May 2016 - 18:28 | 4,100 views
Findings of the Internet Democracy Project research study, ‘”Don’t Let It Stand!”: An Exploratory Study of Women and Verbal Online Abuse in India’, indicate that women in India develop a variety of strategies to deal with the verbal threats they face. However, these strategies very rarely include the law,resulting in a silence around questions of legal effectiveness and recourse for online verbal...

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Research design: Exploring corporate and state remedies for technology-related violence against women

Posted Wed 9 Sep 2015 - 01:00 | 2,503 views
Between April 2013 and June 2014, the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) carried out a multi-country research entitled „From impunity to justice“ as the part of its project End violence: Women's rights and safety online. The research involved the collection of case studies that highlight the voices and experiences of women from the global south who have faced technology-...

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From impunity to justice: Domestic legal remedies for cases of technology-related violence against women

Posted Fri 6 Mar 2015 - 18:54 | 6,790 views
The present research seeks to examine the availability and effectiveness of existing domestic legal remedies for survivors of technology-related VAW to access justice and to prevent such violence from occurring. This research was carried out between April 2013 and June 2014 by the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) as part of a multi-country project entitled “Ending violence: Women’...

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From impunity to justice: Domestic legal remedies for cases of technology-related violence against women - Summary

Posted Tue 3 Mar 2015 - 17:57 | 4,837 views
This is a summary of the research report “From impunity to justice: Domestic legal remedies for cases of technology-related violence <br />against women”, by the Women’s Legal and Human Rights Bureau. This summary was prepared by Richa Kaul Padte.

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From impunity to justice: Exploring corporate and legal remedies for technology-related violence against women

Posted Mon 2 Mar 2015 - 13:49 | 11,803 views
A new series of reports by the Association for Progressive Communications presents findings from a multi-country research project on technology-related violence against women (VAW). The research – which reveals a lack of access to justice for survivors – highlights the voices and experiences of women who have faced technology-related VAW and sought justice through state agencies and internet...
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Let’s stop our fear of tech leading to misuse of security legislation

Posted Thu 25 Oct 2012 - 21:28 | 8,204 views
I was very happy when I was asked to be guest editor of this edition of GenderIT.org on women human rights defenders (WHRD) and national cyber security policies. This is an important and timely issue for WHRDs because the misuse of counter-terrorism legislation to quell dissent and further marginalise minority voices is on the rise.

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Towards a cybersecurity strategy for global civil society?

Posted Thu 25 Oct 2012 - 14:56 | 4,204 views
This study lays out the elements of a comprehensive security strategy for cyberspace. It aims to address the cybersecurity threats that plague national, personal and social security while protecting and preserving open networks of information and communication. The study was published as part of Global Information Society Watch 2011 that investigated how governments and internet and mobile phone...

Feminist talk

DELETE, UNDO, RETRIEVE: Statement on the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012

Posted Wed 10 Oct 2012 - 14:57 | 5,076 views
The statement developed by the Women's Legal Bureau (WLB) in response to the Cybercrime Bill. WLB highlights the specific women's rights concerns in relation to the bill, in particular warn that the law can be used to further perpetuate violence against women. They are still in the process of gathering support and you are invited to sign on to show your support to the cause.

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Philippines: the problematic cybercrime prevention law of 2012

Posted Mon 8 Oct 2012 - 11:17 | 8,370 views
The recent passage of the Philippine Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012 (or the Republic Act 10175) has elicited strong negative reactions from various stakeholders. Civil society organizations (CSOs), academe, journalists, bloggers, and Filipino netizens have expressed great concern over certain provisions of the law that impinged their constitutional right to freedom of expression. To date,...