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Two weeks to push for greater recognition of our rights

Posted Mon 7 Apr 2014 - 16:10 | 6,048 views
What did we do for two weeks in New York? We participated in one of the most interesting and combative meetings for the advancement of women's rights worldwide. The annual session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) is a major event on the calendar of governments and women's organisations because it is where discussions take place on advances and unmet goals under the Beijing Platform...

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Fighting the backlash: Moving the agenda forward at the CSW

Posted Sun 6 Apr 2014 - 01:18 | 5,271 views
The 58th session of the Commission on the Status of Women was held in New York from 10 to 21 March 2014. While there were strategic moves forward in relation to ICTs and tech-related violence against women, the APC Women's Rights Programme discuss both the highlights and the frustrations the women's movement faces in pushing the women's rights agenda forward.

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CSW58: "We need to move beyond agreements towards public policies that will fulfil the commitments made to women"

Posted Thu 3 Apr 2014 - 22:49 | 4,636 views
The 58th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) took place from 10 to 21 March 2014 at the United Nations headquarters in New York. “Challenges and achievements in the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) for women and girls" was this year's priority theme. The participation of women's organisations in CSW sessions provides an opportunity for delegations to...

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Leading up to the Beijing Review: Strategising for Section J

Posted Wed 19 Mar 2014 - 21:40 | 4,101 views
A strategising meeting for Beijing Platform for Action Section J was held on 13 March during this year’s CSW 58. The meeting was attended by representatives of APC, Isis International, Women and Media Collective, and Search for Common Ground, to plan for Beijing+20, emphasising Section J concerns, particularly the use of all media and ICTs to be seen as an issue that cuts across all the 12...

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CSW58: Jan Moolman from APC explains centrality of media and ICTs in conversations about development

Posted Wed 19 Mar 2014 - 18:32 | 6,242 views
As part of an NGO parallel event at CSW58, hosted by the Southern Africa Gender Protocol Alliance and Gender Links, Jan Moolman, Women's Rights Programme project coordinator from APC, explains how important information and communication technologies and the media are in advancing gender equality and protecting women's rights.

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Technology and violence against women @ CSW57th: "Both NGOs and states raised this as an issue of concern"

Posted Tue 9 Apr 2013 - 20:23 | 6,697 views
The 57th meeting of the Commission on the Status of Women met in New York from 4th to 15th March. This year the major theme was the 'Elimination and prevention of all forms of violence against women'. Chat Garcia Ramilo and Jan Moolman from the Association for Progressive Communications' Women's Rights Programme were there, and spoke to Sonia Randhawa about what the CSW is, why it is important...

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Agreed conclusions in CSW 57th include violence against women and ICT

Posted Fri 22 Mar 2013 - 14:20 | 6,644 views
The 57th Commission on the Status of Women took place from 4 to 15 March 2013 at United Nations Headquarters in New York. The session’s priority theme was “Elimination and prevention of all forms of violence against women and girls”, and representatives of the Association for Progressive Communications' Women's Rights Programme attended the meeting of this global policy-making body dedicated...

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VAW that is committed, abetted or aggravated through the use of ICTs and in online spaces are part of the continuum of violence

Posted Mon 4 Mar 2013 - 17:58 | 6,426 views
Since 2006, cyberstalking, online harassment, image manipulation and privacy violations have increasingly become part of intimate-partner violence and sexual harassment, compromising women and girls' safety online and offline in many countries. Read APC's Women´s Rights Programme statement to the 57th Session on the Commission on the Status of Women.

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APC Statement to the CSW 57th Session: Violence against women and information and communications technology

Posted Mon 4 Mar 2013 - 13:16 | 12,916 views
Violence against women (VAW) that is mediated by technology is increasingly becoming part of women's experience of violence and their online interactions. In the same way we face risks offline, in the streets and in our homes, women and girls can face specific dangers and risks on the internet such as online harassment, cyberstalking, privacy invasions with the threat of blackmail, viral...

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APC at the Commission on the Status of Women in New York: the long walk in anti-VAW struggle

Posted Fri 1 Mar 2013 - 12:17 | 3,414 views
The fifty-seventh session of the Commission on the Status of Women will take place at United Nations Headquarters in New York from 4 to 15 March 2013 under the theme “Elimination and prevention of all forms of violence against women and girls.” The APC Women’s Rights Programme has a full agenda at the event as part of its advocacy efforts supporting women’s and internet rights.