online GBV

Publication

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

Posted Wed 9 Sep 2015 - 01:00 | 2,462 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-...

Feminist talk

Barriers to women’s participation on the internet evolve with increased ‘access’

Posted Thu 3 Sep 2015 - 17:56 | 10,874 views
In the opening session at this year’s Gender and Internet Governance eXchange (gigXAfrica), participants highlighted some key questions they had that they hoped would be answered during the exchange. One participant innocently asked: if the internet is free for all, how are women really marginalized in that space? This is my attempt at a calm response to this question that I am slowly realising...

Publication

The danger of ICANN’s new Domain Registration Proposal

Posted Thu 9 Jul 2015 - 14:25 | 3,820 views
APC has endorsed the Non Commercial Stakeholder Group (NCSG) comments to the Initial Report on the Privacy and Proxy Services published on May 5th and elaborated by the Privacy/Proxy Services Accreditation Services Issues working group, which will impact all groups and individuals that value the ability to protect their private information online. "If we claim to make efforts towards a safe...

Feminist talk

Three things I’ve learned at the Gender and Internet Governance Exchange, Asia

Posted Wed 8 Jul 2015 - 17:00 | 3,646 views
Noemi Lardizabal-Dado was one of the participants in the Gender and Internet Governance Exchange in Asia. In this feminist talk, she shares how she participated with other feminists in the questioning around “what kind of internet do we want and what will it take for us to achieve it?”
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Editorial

It is not yet time; we must reclaim our space

Posted Fri 29 May 2015 - 15:09 | 3,912 views
It is exciting to be a part of this edition, and especially that it is 20 years since the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action – a blueprint that brought energy and enthusiasm to the women’s movement. It enhanced the liveliness of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) and the Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action, and reaffirmed that “...

Imagining a feminist internet 20 years after the launch of Section J

Posted Fri 29 May 2015 - 15:03 | 4,063 views
Is it still possible to imagine a debate on a feminist internet within the context of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW)? This question has been resounding since the last session of the CSW took place in March 2015. We hope you find this GenderIT.org edition useful, with its analysis of what happened around Section J at the 59th session of the CSW, as well as what did not happen, and...

Pakistan: Exploring technology-related violence against women

Posted Fri 29 May 2015 - 15:03 | 3,980 views
Welcome to the first in a series of seven mini-editions we’re putting together to highlight the project "End violence: Women’s rights and safety online". Each edition focuses on one country in which the research was conducted, and brings together articles, major findings, and interviews with the research teams. In this edition we look at Pakistan, where religious and cultural controls over women...

Feminist talk

Why feminism matters to the internet?

Posted Fri 29 May 2015 - 14:55 | 2,679 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.

Feminist talk

Take Back the Tech! campaign wins The Bobs award in People’s Choice for English category

Posted Fri 29 May 2015 - 14:55 | 2,111 views
Among over 4,800 submissions, APC’s Take Back the Tech! campaign was recognised with the prestigious award The Bobs in the People’s Choice for English category.

In depth

Joanne Sandler: “Links between Section J and patriarchy need to be high on the agenda of feminists worldwide”

Posted Fri 29 May 2015 - 14:14 | 4,171 views
This year’s Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) outcomes set off some alarm bells of concern about the lack of political space for civil society in the CSW process. While the Commission adopted a Political Declaration that reaffirms states’ commitment to the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, it failed to confront the real challenges that women and girls around the world face at...