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Right into reality

Posted Thu 4 Apr 2013 - 08:53 | 17,505 views
Important achievements were attained at the recent Commission on the Status of Women 57th session reviewing government progress worldwide in addressing violence against women and girls. One such attainment was governments' recognition of the growing role of information and communication technologies in the continuum of violence against women.

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Violence against women in Colombia: ICT overshadowed

Posted Wed 3 Apr 2013 - 07:03 | 17,230 views
In Colombia there is no law or public policy that relates directly to violence against women and information and communication technologies. "This is a scenario where a lot that needs to be done, but which, at the same time, offers us an opportunity," said Olga Martinez Paz of the organization Colnodo, which runs the Colombia part of the APC project "End violence: women's rights and safety online…

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APC Statement to the CSW 57th Session: Violence against women and information and communications technology

Posted Mon 4 Mar 2013 - 07:16 | 24,312 views
Violence against women (VAW) that is mediated by technology is increasingly becoming part of women's experience of violence and their online interactions. In the same way we face risks offline, in the streets and in our homes, women and girls can face specific dangers and risks on the internet such as online harassment, cyberstalking, privacy invasions with the threat of blackmail, viral 'rape…

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Tell me what social network you use and I'll tell you what your struggle is

Posted Mon 17 Dec 2012 - 13:20 | 22,655 views
This article, written by Florencia Flores Iborra for GenderIT.org, analyses some current cultural practices on some of the more popular online social networks, and the ways in which the publication policies of these platforms support or restrict the proliferation of certain behaviors relating to respect for the rights of women on the internet.

Power of stories to reclaim women's rights

Posted Fri 14 Dec 2012 - 07:11 | 13,433 views
The 2012 "Take Back the Tech! campaign":https://www.takebackthetech.net/, a collaborative campaign that takes place annually during the "16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence":http://16dayscwgl.rutgers.edu/, featured 16 stories for 16 days. Each of these stories presented a different way how…
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Security online, security offline

Posted Wed 12 Dec 2012 - 06:18 | 16,083 views
As I write, our online campaign: "respect online, respect offline" which, for 16 days, highlighted violence against women and girls in line with the campaign Take Back the Tech! inviting women and girls to use ICT to denounce violence, has just come to an end. But I realize that our campaign has been disrupted by the violence in my country, the Democratic Republic of Congo, even though it has not…

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The online world might be scary, but it can be a place where we empower one another

Posted Wed 12 Dec 2012 - 06:08 | 17,605 views
Online harassment has become incredibly common for women around the world. Perpetrators of this violence act without fear of recourse, as anonymity protects them, and law does not limit their hate speech. Many women leave the online world out of fear that this violence will affect them in the offline world. But there are strategies that exist for women online activists to use to protect…

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Map it. End it. Take Back the Tech!

Posted Wed 16 Nov 2011 - 07:57 | 7,430 views
This year we call on campaigners to collectively gather evidence for transformation, strengthen our capacity for safer experiences online and amplify our rights in addressing technology-related violence against women. Take control of technology to end violence against women.

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Asia-Pacific: Collecting Data on “Digital” Violence

Posted Wed 20 Oct 2010 - 05:26 | 5,577 views
Lalaine P. Viado reports on the “Workshop on Strengthening National Capacities to Collect Violence Against Women Statistics in the Asia-Pacific Region” which took place on 20-21 September 2010 in Bangkok. The workshop is part of inter-regional efforts to develop indicators to measure violence against women.