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Availability: Keeping Contraceptives on the Shelves in Senegal

A 2011 public health survey in Senegal revealed a startling discrepancy: 43% of married Senegalese women told researchers that they wanted to avoid or postpone pregnancy.

The Draft Online Regulation Policy of the Film and Publication Board of South Africa would allow classification of user-generated content

15 July 2015
(APC for APCNews)

On 4 March 2015, the Film and Publication Board (FPB) gazetted the Draft Online Regulation Policy and opened it for public comment. In effect the policy would allow the FPB, at its discretion, to classify user-generated content on any online content platform.

Inspiring Gender and Internet Governance eXchange in Asia

PERGAMINO
15 July 2015
(Flavia Fascendini for APCNews)

APC in collaboration with the Foundation for Media Al

In Africa, the Fight for LGBT Rights Continues

In light of the United States Supreme Court decision to legalize same-sex marriage, it is important to remember that other nations around the world are still continuing in their fight for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) rights.

Data For Development: An Action Plan

The Data Revolution for Sustainable Development is poised to transform the way governments, citizens, and companies do business. The revolution is being defined by the explosion in availability of data resources and rapidly evolving technologies.

Internship opportunity at Means of Exchange

Are you interested in technology, community, the sharing economy and how we might promote better understanding and economic co-operation among neighbours, communities and neighbourhoods?

MOOCs and e-learning for higher education in developing countries: the case of Tajikistan

There has been a lot of talk and research on massive open online courses (MOOCs) and their potential impact, but is it really applicable to developing countries? How can universities take advantage of online content?

ICANN's new proposal will endanger domain owners and impact those who come from marginalised communities

10 July 2015
(APC for APCNews)

APC’s research shows that the reality of online abuse should be a serious concern for all those working on internet governance, development and access. Initiatives like ICANN’s new Domain Registration proposal are steps in the opposite direction.

HRH Global Resource Center July Update

This monthly update from the HRH Global Resource Center provides information on the latest resources, improvements, and news from this digital library devoted to human resources for health (HRH).
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Data Revolutions: How information becomes impact

This report summarizes the lessons learned from the Data Impacts project, which explores success stories of the ongoing Data Revolution. The case studies chosen span the themes of health, agriculture and environment, cities, and humanitarian crises, and are drawn from countries all over the world.

Stop Reinventing the Flat Tire with Custom Software Development

Reinventingthewheel
News flash: most nonprofits are terrible at software development, open-sourcing is not a sustainability plan, and constantly re-inventing the wheel is a poor way to spend limited resources.

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