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Feminist Tech Exchange and the launch of Macedonian Platform for Mapping of Violence
Feminist Tech Exchange and the launch of Macedonian Platform for Mapping of Violence 19 December 2013 Dejan Georgievski for Owpsee

The Macedonian version of the mapirajnasilje.net platform for mapping of violence against women was launched on December 6, 2013 in Veles, under the auspices of the regional “Take Back the Tech” campaign, part of the global 16 Days of Activism Campaign. The launch took part under the auspices of the Feminist Tech Excha

Internet intermediaries and violence against women
Internet intermediaries and violence against women 09 December 2013 Carly Nyst

This series of blog posts was written by Carly Nyst, lawyer and director of Privacy International’s work in developing countries. It was produced as a part of APC’s project “End violence: Women’s rights and safety online”, exploring the responsibility of intermediaries to ensure that the internet is a space that empowers, rather than subjugates, women.

Social Media: Ethics and Etiquette
Social Media: Ethics and Etiquette 28 November 2013 Bytes for All

APC member Bytes for All has released “Social Media Ethics and Etiquette,” a booklet (v1.0) as a part of the 2013 Take Back the Tech! campaign. Its a compilation of best practices for social media ethics and etiquette, though rather than an authority on online behaviour, it provides guiding principles. Click to download the PDF.

Gender peripheries of the Internet Governance Forum in Latin America
Gender peripheries of the Internet Governance Forum in Latin America 03 October 2013 Flavia Fascendini

In August, the Sixth Regional Preparatory Meeting for the Internet Governance Forum took place in Argentina and showed that women are making headway in the Latin American forum. The involvement of young women in internet governance discussions about privacy and security and freedom of expression, gender analysis remains absent.

Trends in violence against women move online, pose complex challenges
Trends in violence against women move online, pose complex challenges 18 September 2013 Flavia Fascendini

The International Association of Women in Radio and Television (IAWRT) is a network of 400 women working in television, film, radio and web-based journalism across 56 countries to overcome barriers by challenging gender-based stereotyping in the media. IAWRT Kenya chapter is partnering in “End violence: Women’s rights and safety online” along with Kenya-based partner KICTAnet. APCNews...

Cyber Martial Law year one: Full stop, no mere pause
Cyber Martial Law year one: Full stop, no mere pause 16 September 2013 PIFA

The Philippine Internet Freedom Alliance (PIFA), integrated by APC member Foundation for Media Alternatives, released a statement in commemoration of the 1st year of the passage of the repressive Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012 in the Philippines into law. PIFA is developing a week-long online campaign to make sure that netizens will not forget that even though the law was temporarily halted,...

"I did nothing about it." Lessons on tech-related VAW in the Philippines
"I did nothing about it." Lessons on tech-related VAW in the Philippines 04 September 2013 Foundation for Media Alternatives

A mini-survey conducted by APC member Foundation for Media Alternatives in the Philippines revealed that more than half of those who have experienced some form of online violation did not do anything about it, showing that many still consider tech-related violence as trivial. To counter this situation, FMA takes action as a partner in APC’s project “End violence: Women’s right...

Down with misogyny! Women empowered in safe online communications
Down with misogyny! Women empowered in safe online communications 22 August 2013 Flavia Fascendini

One of the outcomes of APC’s project “End violence: Women’s rights and safety online” is to strengthen in a sustainable way the institutional capacity of women’s rights organisations to address technology related VAW. As part of this work, between January and August 2013 over 100 women’s organisations were trained in how to use technology safely through secure online communications ...

July 25th is #orangeday: Take action for safer online spaces for women and girls
July 25th is #orangeday: Take action for safer online spaces for women and girls 23 July 2013 Flavia Fascendini

APC’s Take Back the Tech! campaign joins the UN Secretary-General’s UNiTE to End Violence against Women campaign, which in July is dedicated to promoting “Cyber Space as Safe Space for Women and Girls.” Join the action!

#FBrape campaign and the necessary debate
#FBrape campaign and the necessary debate 11 June 2013 Flavia Fascendini

The “Take action to end gender-based violence on Facebook” campaign, or #FBrape campaign, co-signed by the APC Women´s Rights Programme, triggered interesting, timely, and necessary debates around freedom of expression, censorship, privacy, and intermediary liability. Read the collection of GenderIT.org Feminist Talk discussions.

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