violence against women

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

Posted Tue 12 Aug 2014 - 16:31 | 7,174 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

Solidarity with imprisoned activists, with or without Facebook

Posted Wed 6 Aug 2014 - 14:28 | 5,398 views
On the 23rd of June, I opened Facebook and found news that two friends had been arrested after participating in protests on the other side of the world. Natalie Lowrey is an Australian environmental activist who was arrested in Malaysia on 22 June during a peaceful action against Australian-owned Lynas Corporation's rare earth plant in Malaysia. Yara Sallam is an Egyptian feminist activist who...

Publication

Internet intermediaries and violence against women online: User policies and redress framework of Facebook, Twitter and YouTube

Posted Mon 4 Aug 2014 - 03:57 | 9,850 views
A recent report, “Internet intermediaries and violence against women online” released by the Association for Progressive Communications for the “End violence: Women’s rights and safety online” project, analyses the policies and redress framework of the three major internet intermediaries: Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, in regard to violence against women online. These case studies allow APC to...

DJS choice

DJ's CHOICE OF THE WEEK: "Revenge porn", mirrors and Beyonce

Posted Mon 28 Jul 2014 - 16:53 | 4,289 views
DJ's choice is a weekly section by GenderIT.org, exploring the depths of the web to provide you once a week with a top 5 of creative, interesting and informative pieces and resources on gender and ICTs. Delight yourself with this selection of “sparks”: Good readings, interesting links, videos, pictures, cool authors to point to, amazing tools, and much more. Send us interesting material to...

Publication

Domestic legal remedies for technology-related violence against women: Review of related studies and literature

Posted Wed 16 Jul 2014 - 16:21 | 5,677 views
This review of related studies and literature forms part of the legal remedy research which falls under the "End violence: Women's rights and safety online" (EndVAW) flagship project of the Association for Progressive Communications (APC). The project is to be implemented from 2012 to 2015 with support from the Dutch government’s Funding Leadership and Opportunities for Women (FLOW...
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Editorial

Promote transparency and safe spaces. Demand that social media take a stand. Take back the tech!

Posted Thu 10 Jul 2014 - 13:13 | 14,369 views
That's what we're asking Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. Promote transparency and safe spaces. Demand that social media take a stand. Join our campaign beginning 21 July to demand answers and action! Take back the tech! Read the full call to action!

Feminist talk

Digital Security – from silencing to claiming safe spaces

Posted Tue 13 May 2014 - 14:27 | 5,689 views
Discourses on issues of safety are not new to feminists. Strategies to resist sexual harassment in the office, verbal abuse on the streets, physical violence in the home, shaming in social spaces and sexualised threats to women human rights defenders are continually being revisited and reworked. Often this abuse is about the silencing of women's voices and the marginalisation in social and...

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Interview with Nana Darkoa: Adventures from the bedroom of an African woman

Posted Thu 8 May 2014 - 00:10 | 7,208 views
Three (and many more) online is not a crowd – neither online nor offline. That is what the multi-award-winning blog "Adventures from the bedrooms of African women" posits. In this interview, one of the blog's founders and writers, Nana Darkoa from Ghana, talks about how this space started, what the boundaries are, and what it takes to build a safe and free space where African women can openly...

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Erika Smith: "It’s society’s responsibility, the companies’, and our countries’ to keep us safe"

Posted Wed 7 May 2014 - 13:54 | 4,427 views
People Links is a monthly online gathering hosted by May First/People Link members, for members and open to the public. On 27 March they hosted a discussion on technology-related violence against women and the tensions that exist between combating hate speech and the right to freedom of expression. The discussion featured Erika Smith from the APC Women's Rights Programme (WRP).

Feminist talk

Turn an idea into action: Clap to Take Back the Tech!

Posted Tue 6 May 2014 - 19:01 | 2,098 views
City-level Take Back the Tech! exchanges on strategic, creative use of tech for community-based solutions will bring together unusual suspects to share experiences and expertise in order to develop creative tech solutions to complicated issues of safety, spaces and gender. Support us by applauding this idea and help it make it to the challenge shortlist!