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APC engages with Chair of Open-ended Working Group around the gendered implications of cyber threats 24 March 2022 APC

Women and girls as well as people of diverse sexualities and gender expressions are more often the targets of online violence, and are increasingly targeted by disinformation campaigns, which can have a more severe impact on these groups because of historical and structural inequalities.

White paper on feminist internet research 24 March 2022 Sachini Perera

APC has been working towards imagining and making a feminist internet by building and strengthening networks of researchers, activists and others. This paper aims to assess feminist internet research on internet governance and policy, with a particular focus on scholarship in the global South.

Cybernorms: Do They Matter IRL (In Real Life)?
Cybernorms: Do They Matter IRL (In Real Life)? 21 March 2022 Veronica Ferrari (Association for Progressive Communications), Sheetal Kumar (Global Partners Digital), Enrico Calandro (Research ICT Africa) and Arindrajit Basu (the Centre for Internet and Society)

Although multilateral forums including the United Nations have made some progress in identifying norms, rules and principles to guide responsible state behaviour in cyberspace, applying agreed norms to "real life" throws up challenges of interpretation and enforcement.

Encounters, coffees and conflicts: Reflections from action-research on a feminist autonomous network
Encounters, coffees and conflicts: Reflections from action-research on a feminist autonomous network 11 March 2022 Bruna Zanolli and Débora Prado

A group of women set up a community network in an area without internet connectivity in Brazil – the Terra Seca quilombo community. These are their reflections while conducting a participatory research process on community networks through an intersectional feminist...

Civil society calls for transparent and competitive election process for the Human Rights Council
Civil society calls for transparent and competitive election process for the Human Rights Council 11 March 2022 Various

APC has joined with over 30 other civil society organisations to send letters to member states of each of the five regional groups of UN member states, urging them to ensure competitive slates of candidates and further deepen the level of competition in the 2022 Human Rights Council elections.

International coalition to support filing of a suit to stop South Korea’s shutdown of womenonweb.kr
International coalition to support filing of a suit to stop South Korea’s shutdown of womenonweb.kr 10 March 2022 Various

In December 2020, the Korea Communication Standards Commission issued a ruling to block access to womenonweb.kr, a website that provides information on women’s sexual and reproductive health and rights. The undersigned organisations support Open Net’s filing of a suit to cancel this ruling.

Not My AI: A feminist framework to challenge algorithmic decision-making systems deployed by the public sector
Not My AI: A feminist framework to challenge algorithmic decision-making systems deployed by the public sector 10 March 2022 Coding Rights

Taking Latin America as a point of departure, this research seeks to contribute to the development of an anti-colonial feminist framework to question artificial intelligence systems that are being deployed by the public sector, particularly focused on social welfare programmes.

Anti-rights discourse in Brazilian social media: Digital networks, violence and sex politics
Anti-rights discourse in Brazilian social media: Digital networks, violence and sex politics 10 March 2022 Horacio Sívori and Bruno Zilli

This report addresses the role of social media in the production and dissemination of hate speech and anti-rights discourse in Brazil. The researchers analysed the impact of this hostile climate on feminists, LGBTIQ people and their allies, as well as their individual and collective responses.

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