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[DECLARATION] Decolonising the internet: Second International Cyberfeminist Meeting

Posted Tue 15 May 2018 - 12:27 | 1,955 views
Digital technologies, with their diversity of tools and devices, their opportunities and risks, represent key spaces for feminist, queer, LGBT* and anti-racist political action. Contrary to the decentralisation and democratisation promised by the internet, it is now largely owned by large social media corporations, technology and service companies. In view of the struggles for power and narrative...

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The danger of ICANN’s new Domain Registration Proposal

Posted Thu 9 Jul 2015 - 14:25 | 3,783 views
APC has endorsed the Non Commercial Stakeholder Group (NCSG) comments to the Initial Report on the Privacy and Proxy Services published on May 5th and elaborated by the Privacy/Proxy Services Accreditation Services Issues working group, which will impact all groups and individuals that value the ability to protect their private information online. "If we claim to make efforts towards a safe...

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HRC29: Joint statement on the importance of encryption and anonymity for people facing discrimination and persecution based on their sexual orientation and gender identity

Posted Mon 22 Jun 2015 - 21:16 | 2,740 views
At the 29th session of the Human Rights Council, APC together with the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission and the International Lesbian and Gay Association delivered a joint statement highlighting the importance of encryption and anonymity for people who face discrimination and persecution based on their sexual orientation and gender identity.

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APC's Oral Statement on Violence against Women at the UN Human Rights Council

Posted Tue 16 Jun 2015 - 14:59 | 2,573 views
During the Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on violence against women at the 29th Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council, Chat Garcia Ramilo delivered an oral statement on behalf of the Association for Progressive Communications calling on all States to develop effective responses to technology-related violence against women as a matter of urgency as part of their existing...

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"What went wrong?" Anita Gurumurthy's statement at the closing ceremony of WSIS plus 10 review

Posted Fri 8 Mar 2013 - 13:33 | 5,475 views
The statement by Anita Gurumurthy, Executive Director, IT for Change, at the closing ceremony of WSIS plus 10 review held by UNESCO from 25th to 27th February, 2013, starts questioning _"what went wrong?"_ in the last decade since the internet should have been been equalising social and economic opportunity. Why did the internet, and the information society phenomenon not do what it was...

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

Posted Mon 4 Mar 2013 - 13:16 | 13,015 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...

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Statement: International Coalition Condemns Human Rights Violations Against W.O.N.E.T.H.A

Posted Wed 1 Aug 2012 - 22:17 | 2,955 views
The Women Human Rights Defenders International Coalition (WHRD IC) has expressed deep concern regarding the safety of five staff from the Uganda sex worker organization, Women’s Organization Network for Human Rights Advocacy (WONETHA). On May 7, police authorities raided WONETHA's small office and arrested two staff and three members. The staff members face ongoing harassment and criminal...

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The rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and association and the internet: Submission to the UN HRC by APC

Posted Thu 23 Feb 2012 - 17:16 | 2,948 views
In this submission to the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights to Freedom of Peaceful Assembly, Association for Progressive Communication (APC) acknowledges the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and association to be together with the right to freedom of expression at the core of a democratic and open society and makes recommendations for how these rights can be promoted and...

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6th UN IGF: Statement by the Gender Dynamic Coalition on gender equality and women's rights

Posted Fri 30 Sep 2011 - 13:43 | 5,305 views
The Gender Dynamic Coalition statement issued during the 6th UN Internet Governance Forum in September 2011, in Kenya, criticises the continued gender imbalance in both participation (as speakers and participants of workshops and sessions) and substance of the discussions at IGF. It also supports the call to make human rights the IGF 2012 theme and requests that equal attention be paid to women...

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Emerging forms of violence on the internet impact on women's rights, declares APC at the Human Rights Council

Posted Thu 9 Jun 2011 - 22:08 | 3,943 views
APC calls on states to brings attention to emerging threats to women's freedom of expression and emerging forms of violence on the internet that impact on women's rights.The Statement is part of a set of recommendations submitted to the Human Rights Council in preparation for its seventeenth regular session (30 May – 17 June 2011).