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From impunity to justice: Domestic legal remedies for cases of technology-related violence against women - Summary

Posted Tue 3 Mar 2015 - 17:57 | 7,128 views
This is a summary of the research report “From impunity to justice: Domestic legal remedies for cases of technology-related violence <br />against women”, by the Women’s Legal and Human Rights Bureau. This summary was prepared by Richa Kaul Padte.

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From impunity to justice: Improving corporate policies to end technology-related violence against women - Summary

Posted Wed 25 Feb 2015 - 13:36 | 7,857 views
The present report explores women’s experiences of and demands for corporate accountability in cases of technology-related violence against women (VAW) as highlighted by the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) seven-country research initiative, “End violence: Women's rights and safety online”, conducted in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Colombia, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC...

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Good questions on technology-related violence

Posted Thu 8 Jan 2015 - 23:30 | 11,212 views
Between April 2013 and June 2014, the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) carried out its multi-country research exploring the adequacy and effectiveness of domestic legal remedies and corporate policies/redress mechanisms to address the issue of technology-related violence against women (VAW). This paper written by Namita Malhotra draws heavily on the final research reports from...

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Gender dynamics need to be addressed in communications surveillance in Uganda

Posted Thu 4 Dec 2014 - 14:06 | 4,998 views
The incident involving the prime minister highlights why there is growing concern over the governance and regulation of communication surveillance, and how it is being used to infringe on one’s right to privacy in Uganda. Because this case affected a high-ranking Ugandan official, the question is, how safe is the ordinary Ugandan? And from a gender activist perspective, what are the gender...

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Gender equality in the information society - a review of current literature and recommendations for policy and practice

Posted Thu 13 Nov 2014 - 12:28 | 3,178 views
The information society is not gender neutral – it has different implications for women and men, girls and boys, and for the relationships between them. It is therefore vital to begin reflecting more critically on how ICTs are changing the nature of gender relations in social, political, economic and cultural landscapes. On one hand is important to recognise and harness the potential of <br /...

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More or less equal. How digital platforms can help advance communication rights

Posted Thu 13 Nov 2014 - 09:32 | 3,748 views
Interestingly, in this same publication there are five articles on communication, gender and women’s use of media (including the internet) to freely review and publicize their reality in a world where roles and gender expectations are being transformed at a steadily increasing pace. Communication rights exercised by women allow them to enter a world that has long been considered private and which...

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Summary Report of the Gender Dynamic Coalition meeting at the IGF 2014

Posted Thu 25 Sep 2014 - 13:57 | 5,884 views
The Gender Dynamic Coalition meeting discussed the outcomes from key processes and discussions on internet governance leading up to the IGF 2014 – including 2013 IGF Gender Report Card findings, WSIS+10 results, and NetMundial to assess integration of gender issues and concerns. The meeting also launched the new Feminist Principles of the Internet which is a working document produced from a...

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Tackling gender-based violence with technology - Case studies of mobile and internet technology interventions in developing contexts

Posted Fri 12 Sep 2014 - 13:24 | 9,226 views
Gender-based and violence against women are often used interchangeably, because most violence is perpetrated by men against women. For the purposes of this paper, we use gender-based violence (GBV). While the majority of organisations featured in this report are primarily focused on tackling violence against women, although some have also provided support and advice to a minority of male...

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Queering internet governance in Indonesia

Posted Mon 1 Sep 2014 - 17:23 | 8,168 views
The blockade of LGBTIQ websites by several Internet Service Providers (ISP) has been happening since 2011. The act is often a one-sided decision without prior notification to owner of website. In response to such situation, in 2012, LGBTIQ activists began advocating Human Rights of LGBTIQ in the area of internet management. These activists include Institut Pelangi Perempuan (IPP), Ourvoice (OV),...

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Technology-related violence against women – Recent legislative trends

Posted Tue 26 Aug 2014 - 21:28 | 9,488 views
This study seeks to explore recent legislative developments aimed at addressing and providing avenues of redress for technology-related violence against women. We explore the objectives, structure and application of four domestic legislative responses to different forms of violence against women, seeking to understand how domestic legislatures are responding to increasing awareness of violence...