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16x16: Malaysia

Posted Tue 3 Aug 2010 - 17:23 | 6,318 views
In 16 slides x 16 seconds, Take Back The Tech! presentation narrates the story of how violence against women and ICTs links together in Malaysia. The presentation builds on the paper Malaysia: Violence against Women and Information Communication that , provides a snapshot and baseline on the law and policy in these two areas. The paper is part of the APC WNSP project 'MDG3: Take Back the...

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Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC): Violence against women and ICT

Posted Tue 3 Aug 2010 - 12:35 | 7,820 views
In the context of a country with one of the world's worst human rights records, women and girls are the victims of sexual violence perpetrated mostly by combatants from both sides. However, Sylvie Niombo finds in this paper that the intersections between violence against women and girls and ICTs in the DRC are not well established. The internet makes it possible to share experiences and...

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Philippines: Violence against women and ICT

Posted Tue 3 Aug 2010 - 12:17 | 11,820 views
Jessica Umanos Sotos explores why specific law is needed in the Philippines to prosecute perpetrators of violence against women through the use of ICTs or cyberspace. She argues that national ICT institutions and private companies’ policies cannot remain blind to the violations to women’s rights perpetuated via ICTs in the context of the violation of privacy rights through the illicit production...

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16x16: rights . violence . technology - joining the dots

Posted Sat 31 Jul 2010 - 19:31 | 4,560 views
Take Back The Tech! presentation narrating the story of how violence against women and ICTs links together in 16 slides x 16 seconds.

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South Africa: Pornography and the internet - justifiable protection or entrenching patriarchy?

Posted Wed 28 Jul 2010 - 21:52 | 19,651 views
A draft Bill proposing a ban on sexual content on the internet and cellphones submitted to the South African Department of Home Affairs in May 2010 claims to have the best interests of women and children in mind. The Bill was submitted to the Department, which oversees the Film and Publications Board, by a non-profit organisation called Justice Alliance of South Africa (JASA).

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Argentina: Strategic use of ICT as a response to violence against women

Posted Wed 28 Jul 2010 - 15:37 | 12,833 views
Although violence against women through information and communication technologies is not yet a matter of public discussion in Argentina, the problem affects the lives of women and girls. A workshop held in Buenos Aires by APC WNSP to guide women in the strategic use of ICTs to combat violence resulted in some interesting initiatives. Concern regarding the irregular use made of cell phones, the...

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Democratic Republic of the Congo: Two sides of the same ICT coin - breaking the silence /breaking the laws

Posted Wed 28 Jul 2010 - 12:19 | 20,672 views
GenderIT.org writer Mavic Cabrera-Balleza speaks with Sylvie Niombo and Francoise Mukuku, ICT activists from Congo-Brazzaville and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) respectively. They discuss various facets of the information and communication technologies and the context to which they apply in the DRC . The interviewees elaborate on how ICTs can be used to reduce incidence of violence...

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South Africa: Privacy and domestic violence online and off

Posted Mon 19 Jul 2010 - 21:38 | 18,021 views
While women's rights activists have been at the forefront of making the private crimes that occur at home - domestic violence, marital rape - public, new technologies are making the private public in ways that disenfranchise, alienate and violate women. Esther Nasikye and Sally-Jean Shackleton explore how ICTs, privacy and domestic violence in South Africa are showing up problems in both policy...

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Mexico, Argentina, Brazil and Colombia: Cross-country Study on Violence against Women and Information Communication Technologies

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 05:38 | 7,901 views
María Isabel and María Alejandra Davidziuk compare the findings of four national reports from Mexico, Brazil, Argentina and Colombia undertaken as part of the APC WNSP project “Strengthening women’s strategic use of ICTs to combat violence against women and girls”. In their analysis they look at some barriers (both institutional and cultural) that need to be overcome in order for ICTs to be...

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Cambodia, Malaysia, Pakistan and the Philippines: Cross-country Study on Violence against Women and Information Communication Technologies

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 05:38 | 6,648 views
Sonia Randhawa, genderIT.org writer and editor, compares the findings of four national reports from Cambodia, Malaysia, Pakistan and the Philippines undertaken by the APC WNSP as part of the project “Strengthening women’s strategic use of ICTs to combat violence against women and girls”.