surveillance

In depth

The not-so-strange feeling that someone’s always watching you

Posted Tue 12 Aug 2014 - 17:31 | 6,704 views
“The neighbour resembling plastic-bag-recording Ricky in American Beauty, who takes surreptitious pictures of you while collecting the day’s post. That picture of me that I posted 7 years ago on MySpace that’s now doing the rounds on some misogynistic Reddit thread. That nanny cam set up to protect your 6-year-old niece whose footage ends up on a child porn site. For most women, Big Brother lives...

Feminist talk

Naomi Wolf's interesting take on a recent storm of high-profile sexual scandals

Posted Mon 6 Jun 2011 - 15:52 | 2,930 views
In the article Sex and Surveillance published by Aljazeera , Naomi Wolf gives her own interesting take on a recent storm of sexual scandals involving public figures, such as the head of the International Monetary Fund Dominique Strauss-Kahn and Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, and raises some interesting points and questions.

In depth

Women's rights and the internet at the Human Rights Council

Posted Tue 31 May 2011 - 17:49 | 11,122 views
The increasing prevalence of the internet in all aspect of our lives is becoming impossible to ignore, and that it is becoming pivotal in the realisation of our fundamental rights and freedoms. At the same session of the UN Human Rights Council, where the role of the internet on the right to freedom of opinion and expression is being reported by the UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression...

Publication

APC Internet Rights Charter

Posted Wed 25 May 2011 - 15:52 | 3,522 views
First developed in 2001-2002 by APC members and partner organisations at Internet Rights workshops held in Europe, Asia, Latin America and Africa and updated in 2006, the APC Internet Rights Charter enshrines the rights of people and organisations to use the internet freely, particularly in their work for social, economic and environmental justice. The Charter refers specifically to the internet...

Feminist talk

VAW in myriad forms: Combatting financial abuse and privacy violations

Posted Tue 8 Mar 2011 - 10:44 | 3,891 views
Reporting from the 55th session of the Commission on the Status of Women, Jac sm Kee discovers some interesting initiatives that help young people combat intimate partner abuse, that look at physical abuse, financial abuse and violations of privacy, among others. She also reports back on discussions about the effectiveness of the CSW and CEDAW in furthering the movement for gender equality.