The APC Women’s Rights Programme will be participating in the event since this space is very relevant to our work against violence against women, on women’s representation in media and online spaces, and on access and participation in the science and technology fields. We consider the reprioritisation of Section J of the Beijing Platform for Action in the Beijing+20 review to be particularly important.
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Events APC is organising and co-organising
Monday, 9 March 2015, 1:15-2:30 PM, Conference Room E – GA Building
High-level panel: “Reprioritising Section J of the Beijing Platform for Action – Critical issues on the human rights of women and girls and the internet”, Permanent Mission of Estonia to the UN and Association for Progressive Communications, with the support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands and National Women’s Institute of Costa Rica (INAMU)
Friday, 13 March 2015, 10:30 AM, Armenian Centre
Panel: “Ending violence against women online: Effective responses to promote women’s rights and safety,” Association for Progressive Communications
This panel will share the findings of a three-year research project exploring the adequacy and effectiveness of domestic legal remedies and corporate policies in relation to violence against women online, developed with seven partners from Colombia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Mexico, Pakistan and the Philippines. The event will include speakers from government, the women’s movement, the private sector and academics to discuss the research results and make recommendations on the way forward.
Events where APC has been invited as speaker
Monday, 9 March 2015, 10:00-11:15 AM, GA Building, Conference Room E
Side event: “Countering cyber violence against women,” Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU)
The event will discuss how cyber violence against women challenges parliamentarians, policy makers and internet service providers everywhere. It will examine what action can be taken to promote safe and responsible use of online technology. Special emphasis will be placed on strong legislation to address and provide avenues of redress for cyber violence against women. Based on the experience of some countries, the event will identify emerging trends and lessons learned from them. The panel will also discuss how internet service providers can be more accountable for the protection of users’ privacy and security and what proactive steps could be taken to eradicate violence against women online.
Friday, 13 March 2015, 9:30 AM-6:00 PM, ECOSOC Chamber, Conference Building
High-level panel: “Intergenerational dialogue,” UN Women
A conversation among various gender equality advocates and stakeholders across generations to discuss strategies and perspectives that can accelerate the achieving of gender equality by 2030. Jac sm Kee, APC’s Women’s Rights Programme manager, will be speaking.
Tuesday, 17 March 2015, 10.30-12:00 AM, Church Centre
Panel: “Women and technology: Effective documentation of sexual violence and advocacy,” Witness
Panelists will discuss how they document sexual violence or stories of sexual violence using technology and the way the conduct advocacies at local/domestic, regional and international levels.