End violence research
The 38th session of the UN Human Rights Council reflected growth in the Council’s understanding of the scope of internet-related human rights and the outcomes were valuable overall and will contribute to the advancement of norms concerning internet rights, despite challenges to progressive initiatives from many states.
In recent times there has been a dramatic increase in the use of internet and social media by Palestinians. In this context there is also a rising wave of online gender-based violence that leads to intimidation of women and self-censorship, which means that often women are withdrawing from social media platforms.
The Association for Progressive Communications welcomes the report on online violence against women and girls of the Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women, its Causes and Consequences.
Come join the discussion on 21 June at the Palais des Nations, Geneva, to explore the next steps to address online, digital and ICT-facilitated violence against women and girls (VAWG), the potential of a human rights framework to analyse states’ and digital intermediaries’ responses to VAWG in digital contexts, and recommendations on what can be done to curb and ultimately el...
To assess the scope of this impact on sexual rights advocacy, the EROTICS team designed and applied a global survey with two primary objectives. One was to map how sexual rights activists (on a variety of issues and from different countries) use the internet to advance their work. The other objective was to document and provide insights on the types of risks, harassment, content regulation or c...
As censorship, sexual assault, and violence against women in the South Asian subcontinent continue to rise, a refreshing gender diverse panel discussed sexual rights of women and laws that discriminate against public expression of sexuality in South Asia.
You may have heard about online gender-based violence, but what is it exactly and how does it affect human rights? This course will teach you about different types of online gender-based violence, such as cyberstalking and blackmail, and share case studies that show how such violence affects people, from average web or mobile phone users to women's rights activists.
All Women Count: Take Back the Tech! is a four-year project from 2017 to 2020 being coordinated by APC’s Women's Rights Programme under the All Women Count consortium. The consortium’s concern is violence against women, in particular violence experienced by women, girls and trans* people at risk.
The actions captured in this report reflect the energy, diversity and growth of the APC network. New members AlterMundi, from Argentina, Point of View, from India, Rhizomatica, from Mexico, Social Media Exchange (SMEX), from Lebanon, and Zenzeleni Networks, from South Africa, have added to the richness of the APC community and the breadth of our reach.
This paper explores what online violence against women is; what can be done to stem and ultimately eliminate it; and whose responsibility it is to do so.