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Helping women and non-binary communities gain access: Reflections from the Best Practice Forum on Gender and Access on the potential of alternative models of connectivity

In 2018, the BPF on Gender and Access analysed the potential of supplementary models of connectivity to bridge the gender digital divide.

Privacy, personhood and identity in surveillance societies

The increasing use of the internet, social media, surveillance and algorithmic processing has shifted the meanings of privacy.

Cultural rights for all: The UN must continue to support the mandate of the Special Rapporteur

The Association for Women’s Rights in Development and the Association for Progressive Communications delivered this statement during the Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on cultural rights during the 40th session of the Human

Four Women behind Tanzania’s Fight to End AIDS

By Carol Bales ,
Advocacy and policy communications manager, IntraHealth International
March 05, 2019
They're working to prevent HIV in two of the country’s hardest-to-reach areas.

HRC40: Oral statement on freedom of religion and expression online

The Association for Progressive Communications welcomes the report of the Special Rapporteur on the right to freedom of religion or belief, which yet again emphasises the interrelatedness and mutually reinforcing nature of the rights to free

HRC40 side event: Defending expression and diversity of religion and belief or non-belief in the digital age

The Association for Progressive Communications, FORUM-ASIA and Humanists International invite you to a side event to discuss freedom of expression and diversity of religion and belief or non-belief in online spaces.

Money, Power and Data: Ethical Challenges in Sharing Humanitarian Data

The World Food Programme (WFP) recently announced a 45 million-dollar partnership with the data analytics firm Palantir, which sparked an IRIN’s article about it, an Open Letter from the Responsible Data Forum, and WFP’s resulting statement. The partnership raises serious issues that the WFP seems to be taking steps to address. But these issues are...

HRC40: Joint oral statement on the gendered dimensions of privacy

The Association for Progressive Communications and the Association for Women in Development commend the Special Rapporteur on the right to privacy for taking on the critical issue of the gendered dimensions of privacy, the first results of w

Community Networks and Local Access Monthly Newsletter - Number 15

Welcome to the 15th monthly round-up of developments impacting your local access networks.

Use of social media in Manipur: Women lag behind in technological advancement

In this article we explore what uses women make of the internet in urban and rural parts of Manipur, India. Is this use limited to social media? What about the generation gap, and the rampant spread of election propaganda?

CIPESA submits comments to Uganda Communications Commission on improving access to ICT for persons with disabilities

Last year, Uganda’s communications regulator commissioned a study to establish the status of access to and usage of ICT by persons with disabilities.

This Nigerien Med Student Has a Plan to Tackle Family Planning Taboo

By Carol Bales ,
Advocacy and policy communications manager, IntraHealth International
February 28, 2019
Mariama Abdou Gado is working with young religious leaders to revolutionize sex ed in Niger.
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