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Economic, social and cultural rights and the internet: The feminist take
Economic, social and cultural rights and the internet: The feminist take 14 December 2016

Does the internet make the realisation of economic, social and cultural rights (ESCRs) a stronger possibility, especially for women and gender nonconforming people? This is the question that the GenderIT.org edition on ESCRs and the internet seeks to answer.

ESC rights, gender and internet: Learnings from the GISWatch report
ESC rights, gender and internet: Learnings from the GISWatch report 09 December 2016

The Global Information Society Watch report last year (GISWatch) dealt explicitly with internet and sexual rights, and this year the report examines the link between economic, social, cultural (ESC) rights and the internet. ESC rights are fundamental to movements that deal with gender – it is women, trans and gender non conforming people who face immense struggle in relation to work, parity and harassment at the workplace; they struggle to form unions and to ensure ...

Big data and sexual surveillance
Big data and sexual surveillance 09 December 2016 Nicole Shephard

This paper highlights the gendered and racialised effects of data practices; outlines the overlapping nature of state, commercial and peer surveillance; and maps the challenges and opportunities women and queers encounter on the nexus between data, surveillance, gender and sexuality.

Digital Storytelling: All our stories are true and they are ours!
Digital Storytelling: All our stories are true and they are ours! 28 November 2016 APC

At APC we use digital storytelling, where the storyteller has control over all aspects of the process from the initial script to the final product. Today we launch our brand new digital story site, where you can find stories on subjects such as gender-based violence, LGBTIQ rights and disability.

Tools for movement builders: ICT Toolkit and We Rise – Just Associates
Tools for movement builders: ICT Toolkit and We Rise – Just Associates 19 October 2016

Just Associates facilitated two events at the AWID Forum to launch new and innovative resources contributing to creative and engaged feminist movement building based on the experiences and “living movement building stories” of women’s rights activists.

We can't do it alone: Connections at AWID 2016
We can't do it alone: Connections at AWID 2016 19 October 2016 Namita Aavriti for GenderIT.org

Drum beats resound around the ‘country’ that I come from. For those willing to listen, there is ferment brewing and people gathering to challenge and dismantle caste discrimination and hierarchies that have been prevalent for centuries. What was often relegated by many, including human rights organisations and the left political parties, to the periphery is making itself heard. Strongly, on...

New GenderIT.org edition! Fortitude and change in AWID Forum 2016
New GenderIT.org edition! Fortitude and change in AWID Forum 2016 12 October 2016

In this special edition of GenderIT.org we share the experiences and reflections on the recent AWID Forum, in which a large group of women from APC Women’s Rights Programme and our partners from different countries and regions, participated enthusiastically. With the participation of 1,700 people from 140 countries, this year’s AWID Forum showed that the feminist movement keeps growing stro...

AWID Forum: "This is a story about the present, told as the past, from the gaze of the future"
AWID Forum: "This is a story about the present, told as the past, from the gaze of the future" 10 September 2016 Jac sm Kee

The APC Women’s Rights Programme organised several activities during the 13th AWID International Forum (#AWIDForum), where more than a thousand activists, researchers and feminist techies got together between 8 and 11 September to discuss feminist futures and build collective power for rights and justice. This is the full text written and presented by Jac sm Kee, Women’s Rights Programme, d...

Special Rapporteur on violence against women calls to prioritise online violence against women
Special Rapporteur on violence against women calls to prioritise online violence against women 15 July 2016 Flavia Fascendini

In her first report to the Human Rights Council on its 32nd session, the new Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences, Dubravka Šimonović, outlines thematic priorities for her mandate, including “online violence against women as a new challenge”.

Threats on her phone and footsteps behind her back
Threats on her phone and footsteps behind her back 25 November 2015 Flavia Fascendini

Nina finished her work day at the high-fashion clothing store in the biggest shopping mall in Sarajevo, after tagging the new clothes they had received that morning and placing them on the bright red shelves. She said goodbye to the rest of the staff remaining, and left for home.    

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