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Two weeks to push for greater recognition of our rights

Posted Mon 7 Apr 2014 - 15:10 | 7,856 views
What did we do for two weeks in New York? We participated in one of the most interesting and combative meetings for the advancement of women's rights worldwide. The annual session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) is a major event on the calendar of governments and women's organisations because it is where discussions take place on advances and unmet goals under the Beijing Platform...

Back and forth in the advancement of women's rights at CSW58

Posted Mon 7 Apr 2014 - 12:45 | 6,691 views
The theme of the 58th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW58), which took place in New York on 10-21 March 2014, was “Challenges and achievements in the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals for women and girls”. Also on the meeting agenda was Women’s and girls’ access to technology. This GenderIT.org edition addresses the negotiations and barganing in agreements...

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Fighting the backlash: Moving the agenda forward at the CSW

Posted Sun 6 Apr 2014 - 00:18 | 7,082 views
The 58th session of the Commission on the Status of Women was held in New York from 10 to 21 March 2014. While there were strategic moves forward in relation to ICTs and tech-related violence against women, the APC Women's Rights Programme discuss both the highlights and the frustrations the women's movement faces in pushing the women's rights agenda forward.

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CSW58: "We need to move beyond agreements towards public policies that will fulfil the commitments made to women"

Posted Thu 3 Apr 2014 - 21:49 | 6,668 views
The 58th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) took place from 10 to 21 March 2014 at the United Nations headquarters in New York. “Challenges and achievements in the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) for women and girls" was this year's priority theme. The participation of women's organisations in CSW sessions provides an opportunity for delegations to...

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LAC countries submit position letter on CSW58 agreed conclusions

Posted Wed 19 Mar 2014 - 21:46 | 5,632 views
The position of Latin American and Caribbean countries on the CSW58 agreed conclusions emphasises the inseparable link that exists between human rights and development. The signing organisations, which include APC, also express concern over the non-incorporation of the human rights of women in the agreed conclusions and the elimination of references to sexual and reproductive rights.

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Leading up to the Beijing Review: Strategising for Section J

Posted Wed 19 Mar 2014 - 21:40 | 5,413 views
A strategising meeting for Beijing Platform for Action Section J was held on 13 March during this year’s CSW 58. The meeting was attended by representatives of APC, Isis International, Women and Media Collective, and Search for Common Ground, to plan for Beijing+20, emphasising Section J concerns, particularly the use of all media and ICTs to be seen as an issue that cuts across all the 12...

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CSW58: Jan Moolman from APC explains centrality of media and ICTs in conversations about development

Posted Wed 19 Mar 2014 - 18:32 | 7,973 views
As part of an NGO parallel event at CSW58, hosted by the Southern Africa Gender Protocol Alliance and Gender Links, Jan Moolman, Women's Rights Programme project coordinator from APC, explains how important information and communication technologies and the media are in advancing gender equality and protecting women's rights.

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Jac sm Kee on Take Back the Tech! @ CSW58: Access and control of technology is critical to advance on women´s rights

Posted Mon 17 Mar 2014 - 18:33 | 6,617 views
The International Knowledge Network of Women in Politics spoke with Jac SM Kee, Manager of the Women's Rights Programme, Association for Progressive Communications at the event "ICTs and the Internet as Powerful Means in Advancing Women's Rights and Empowerment: Opportunities and Challenges" which took place in New York at the 58th UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW58).
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No easy reading

Posted Fri 29 Nov 2013 - 02:04 | 8,900 views
Nora Quebral (2012) - who is credited with coming up with the concept of 'development communication' in the early 70s - argued recently in an account of Asian domestic workers in the Middle East, and the right-to-drive protest by women in Saudi Arabia, that any analysis of rights is necessarily deeply contextual: “A tough question to answer would be: in which [of these two societies] do women...

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Korea: Women’s privacy in danger through surveillance and leaking of private information

Posted Wed 27 Nov 2013 - 22:06 | 6,707 views
“Digitising social welfare: Challenges of privacy” GISWatch report from Korea points out instances where women in the country have leveraged even non-political internet forums to discuss socio-political issues and to organise offline on crucial issues. However, it also highlights several government policies that expose women to privacy violations and related abuse. In particular, it points out...