violence against women

Kenya: Exploring technology-related violence against women

Posted Tue 12 Jan 2016 - 14:55 | 11,108 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 | 3,805 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...

Publication

End violence research site: From impunity to justice

Posted Mon 11 Jan 2016 - 07:50 | 4,315 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).

Democratic Republic of Congo: Exploring technology-related violence against women

Posted Mon 4 Jan 2016 - 08:20 | 9,377 views
This is the last 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. It brings together major findings and interviews with the research teams. Drawing on three documented case studies, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) research documents some of the characteristics of...

Locating gender at the Internet Governance Forum 2015

Posted Tue 22 Dec 2015 - 13:38 | 11,300 views
For nine years, feminist activists struggled to bring gender issues out of the peripheries at the Internet Governance Forum (IGF). The 2015 IGF which took place in Joao Pessoa, Brazil, proved that the link between gender and internet governance is being more and more recognised. Women accounted for 38% of onsite participants. Gender, women's and sexual rights was mentioned in at least 15...
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Editorial

Finding her place: Gender at the 10th IGF

Posted Mon 21 Dec 2015 - 22:52 | 7,871 views
A quiet sense of satisfaction. That’s what I felt at this year’s Internet Governance Forum, when gender moved out of the wings and came on to the main stage: here, there, everywhere.

Feminist talk

Diversity, gender, and rights: All videos from IGF 2015 in one place

Posted Wed 16 Dec 2015 - 17:34 | 6,732 views
Flavia Fascendini put together the videos from all discussions at the IGF 2015 which concerned gender issues, women's and sexual rights, bringing forward the Feminist Principles of the Internet.

Feminist talk

Let's talk about the past to understand the internet of the present

Posted Thu 10 Dec 2015 - 16:27 | 6,643 views
The internet is all about the future and the next big thing and gosh, I'm so bored of that. Let's talk about the past in order to understand the internet of the present and its fights over rights.

In depth

Technology-related violence against women in Colombia: Sociocultural imaginaries and access to justice

Posted Mon 23 Nov 2015 - 00:00 | 5,991 views
Colombia was one of seven countries covered by APC's research project “End violence: Women's rights and safety online”, carried out in partnership with Colnodo. In this article, María Goñi interviews Ana Maria Acosta and Marina López Sepulveda, two of the three researchers who worked with Colnodo and made interesting discoveries.

Mexico: Exploring technology-related violence against women

Posted Mon 23 Nov 2015 - 00:00 | 5,470 views
Welcome to the fourth in a series of 7 mini-editions we’re putting together to highlight the project “End violence: Women’s rights and safety online”. Each edition focuses on one country in which the research was conducted, and brings together articles, major findings, and interviews with the research teams. In this edition we look at Mexico, where legislation often doesn’t translate into...