violence against women

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STOP MOTION PROJECT – When does the violence begin?

Posted Mon 21 Feb 2011 - 11:15 | 3,564 views
The three-part video campaign STOP MOTION PROJECT – When does the violence begin? aims to encourage discussion and promote awareness on violence against women through creative storytelling and the use of stop-motion animation. The mission of STOP MOTION PROJECT is to empower and support organisations and individuals in and through the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) for...

Feminist talk

On sexuality and wikileaks...

Posted Wed 16 Feb 2011 - 19:50 | 4,014 views
This reflection was written by Jac sm Kee in December 2010, at the height of the Wikileaks' leak of diplomatic cables and the subsequent charge and arrest of Assange. Since much of the reflections and thoughts still stand, despite the case and incident having moved on since then, this is now republished as a blog post for Feminist Talk.

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Because I am a girl: Digital and urban frontiers 2010

Posted Wed 16 Feb 2011 - 00:00 | 3,823 views
The report focuses on the lives of adolescents in two of the current scenarios of faster growth: the urban environment and the digital world. Both have new opportunities for girls and young women but also risks that have hardly been investigated and regulated. Prejudice and poverty exclude millions of girls from taking advantages of the transformative possibilities that cities and information and...

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How technology is being used to perpetrate violence against women – and to fight it

Posted Tue 15 Feb 2011 - 22:30 | 4,521 views
This briefing relies on new research into how new technologies are being used by abusers and by women fighting back. The cases were uncovered in research commissioned by the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) in 12 developing countries in 2009, unless an additional website reference is included.

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16x16:Cambodia - ICTs light to no VAW

Posted Tue 15 Feb 2011 - 22:18 | 3,736 views
16 slides x 16 seconds idea follows the Pecha-Kucha presentation format which is 20 x 20 - we've adapted it to 16 for the 16 days of activism against gender violence. It draw the story of how violence against women (VAW) and ICTs link together in Cambodia. The presentation highlights top 3 VAW issues for Cambodian women - domestic violence, rape, and human trafficking. It also unfold how...

In depth

Technologies for transformation : combating violence against women in the Congo

Posted Tue 15 Feb 2011 - 11:41 | 10,557 views
The work of the APC WNSP with organisations in Congo provides invaluable real life experiences that can be useful in discussions at international forums like the upcoming fifty-fifth session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) whose theme this year is women, technology and education, according to Selina L Mudavanhu. She examines projects under the MDG3 Take Back the Tech! small grants...

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Congo: Violence against Women and Information Communication Technologies

Posted Tue 15 Feb 2011 - 11:39 | 3,981 views
In Congo, Sylvie Niombo explores the intersection of VAW and ICTs, where mobile phone use appears to be the primary vehicle used to perpetrate VAW using ICTs. SMS and phone calls are used by some men to harass women and girls. Male monitoring of women’s use of mobile phones leads to blurring of privacy issues and power relations between men and women are reflected by who has the resources to buy...

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Poverty and culture: Key barriers to education and training of women and girls in Cambodia

Posted Tue 15 Feb 2011 - 10:50 | 8,826 views
In this article, the director of End Child Prostitution, Abuse and Trafficking (ECPAT) Cambodia, Chanveasna Chin, speaks with GenderIT.org English editor Sonia Randhawa about the challenges facing women and girls in accessing education and training, particularly in technology.

Feminist talk

When is a joke not a joke?

Posted Wed 1 Dec 2010 - 23:43 | 5,431 views
When does making a joke in bad humour become a criminal act? In the UK, issues of privacy, freedom of expression and violence are being raised as Tweets are being made the basis for criminal action. Sonia Randhawa is intrigued, and concerned.

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Challenging pornophobia and moral beliefs of Congolese media practitioners

Posted Tue 30 Nov 2010 - 21:09 | 6,428 views
Francoise Mukuku reports on the online discussion around ICT and violence against women organized by Genderlinks as part of the 16 Days of Activism: "As my organization Si Jeunesse Savait is implementing a 2-year project on the topic, I felt like it was really the place to be today...But let me tell you that the debate between most of the people I met online today was really far from meeting my...