violence against women

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Violence against women and the use of information and communications technologies in Jamaica

Posted Thu 10 Mar 2016 - 22:43 | 2,954 views
Existing research points out that a large number of women and girls in Jamaica suffer from gender based violence. In fact, violence against women (VAW) is a problem throughout the Caribbean region. There is a lack of research in Jamaica on the topic of violence against women and the use of information and communications technologies that can inform policy-makers and those in support services....

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Balancing rights and interests: Best practices to counter online abuse and violence

Posted Mon 7 Mar 2016 - 12:36 | 7,034 views
The IGF Best Practice Forum on Online Abuse and Gender-Based Violence Against Women took place in Joao Pessoa, Brazil in November 2015. Representatives of civil society, academia and the private sector went through some of the key highlights and recommendations from the BPF but opened it up at different junctures for inputs and responses.

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New Challenges to Freedom of Expression: Countering Online Abuse of Female Journalists

Posted Sat 13 Feb 2016 - 13:36 | 3,047 views
This report provides recommendations by the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media, on how participating States, media organizations and intermediaries can assist in ensuring that female journalists and media actors can work without fear and exercise their human right to freedom of expression.

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Technology-related violence against women in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Posted Wed 20 Jan 2016 - 17:45 | 4,276 views
This report emerges from research carried out in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) between November 2013 and April 2014 by Si Jeunesse Savait and the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) as part of a multi-country project entitled “End violence: Women’s rights and safety online”. Mobile phones had been the most frequently involved platform in the cases of technology-related...

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From sensitisation to changing women's lives: Understanding tech-related violence in the DRC

Posted Wed 20 Jan 2016 - 17:32 | 4,788 views
In this article, Bianca Baldo interviews Françoise Mukuku and Patience Luyeye from Si Jeunesse Savait. In partnership with the Association for Progressive Communications (APC), they carried out the research mapping technology-related violence against women in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). In the interview, they elaborate on some of the findings, gaps in legislation, ambiguous role of...

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From unawareness to women coming forward when under attack: Technology-related violence against women in Kenya

Posted Wed 20 Jan 2016 - 11:07 | 4,523 views
Kenya was one of seven countries covered under the Association for Progressive Communication’s End violence: Women’s rights and safety online research project. Here, GenderIT.org writer Tarryn Booysen speaks to the research team, giving us a closer look into the research findings.

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IGF 2015 Best Practice Forum: Online Abuse and Gender-Based Violence Against Women Report

Posted Tue 12 Jan 2016 - 17:17 | 4,326 views
The 2015 IGF Best Practice Forum (BPF) on Online Abuse and Gender-Based Violence Against Women used an open and inclusive process to gather a broad variety of views and inputs on this multidimensional problem over nine months. As a result of this community-driven process, the BPF’s draft findings reflect a rich diversity of responses from various stakeholders and regions regarding the issue.

Kenya: Exploring technology-related violence against women

Posted Tue 12 Jan 2016 - 14:55 | 9,523 views

This is the sixth in a series of mini editions highlighting the “End violence: Women’s rights and safety online” project. Each edition focuses on one country in which the research was conducted, and brings together major findings, and interviews with the research teams. Drawing on four documented case studies, the Kenya research documents the local characteristics of online violence against...

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General recommendation on women’s access to justice from the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women

Posted Mon 11 Jan 2016 - 22:33 | 3,009 views
In 2015, APC's Women's Rights Programme did advocacy work with the members of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) who are leading the development of the new general recommendations. One of these is the General Recommendation on Access to Justice. Influencing the language of the document in terms of how to incorporate ICTs in the draft was one of the...

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End violence research site: From impunity to justice

Posted Mon 11 Jan 2016 - 07:50 | 2,799 views
The site launched by the Association for Progressive Communications reflect the background of the “From impunity to justice“ research and share its findings with a wide audience. The multi-country research explored corporate and state remedies for dealing with technology-related violence against women (VAW).