Reports

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The 2015-16 Affordability Report

Posted Thu 17 Mar 2016 - 14:00 | 3,908 views
The 2015-16 Affordability Report looks at the affordability environment across 51 countries, considers the effects of poverty and income inequality and takes a close look at gender inequality in access to the internet. A4AI considers that the connectivity lag will undermine global development across the board, contributing to lost opportunities for economic growth and denying hundreds of millions...

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Women's rights online: Translating access into empowerment

Posted Fri 11 Mar 2016 - 11:16 | 4,827 views
New research by the Web Foundation shows that the dramatic spread of mobile phones is not enough to get women online, or to achieve empowerment of women through technology. The study, based on a survey of thousands of poor urban men and women across nine developing countries, found that while nearly all women and men own a phone, women are still nearly 50% less likely to access the internet than...

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

Posted Thu 10 Mar 2016 - 22:43 | 4,078 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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New Challenges to Freedom of Expression: Countering Online Abuse of Female Journalists

Posted Sat 13 Feb 2016 - 13:36 | 4,622 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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Global Media Monitoring Project 2015 Reports

Posted Mon 1 Feb 2016 - 23:20 | 4,996 views
The Global Media Monitoring Project is a worldwide media monitoring, research and advocacy project implemented collaboratively with women’s rights organizations, grassroots groups, media associations, faith-based / interfaith organizations, university students and researchers across the world. The 2015 results are available!

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

Posted Wed 20 Jan 2016 - 17:45 | 6,641 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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Kenya country report: Technology-related violence against women

Posted Wed 20 Jan 2016 - 12:41 | 7,796 views
The research project is part of the remedies for victims/survivors of technology-related forms of violence against women (VAW). The project is an implementation by the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) in partnership with seven countries: Mexico, Colombia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Philippines, Pakistan and Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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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 | 6,972 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.

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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 | 3,998 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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GISWatch 2015: Sexual rights and the internet

Posted Thu 12 Nov 2015 - 10:34 | 6,670 views
The Global Information Society Watch (GISWatch) 2015 presents stories from around the world on how the politics of sex and sexual rights activism takes place online. The topics of the 57 country reports gathered in this year GISWatch are diverse, ranging from the challenges and possibilities that the internet offers lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LBGTQ) communities, to female...