• Friday, April 25, 2014
  • A program of IPS Inter Press Service supported by the Dutch MDG3 Fund

    “Click Against Violence: Taking 16 Days of Activism Online”, IPS/APC Media Roundtable

    banner_16_daysThe United Nations estimates that 95% of aggressive behaviour, harassment, abusive language and denigrating images in online spaces are aimed at women and come from partners or former male partners. Other surveys show that the victims of cyber-stalking are predominantly female.

    Popular social networking websites include information such as your email address, phone number, address information, birthday, names of family members, and even minute-to-minute updates on your location. This could be very good information for one to connect with like-minded people, but could also act as a source of information for perpetrators of violence.

    Inter Press Service Africa and APC Women are co-hosting a media roundtable entitled ‘Click Against Violence: Taking 16 Days of Activism Online‘, to discuss online Gender Based Violence and resources available to cover the issue. The event is open to South African based journalists and will be held from 9am – 12pm on Wednesday, November 17, 2010, in Johannesburg.

    The programme includes a welcome address from the Netherlands Cultural Ambassador, a presentation by APC on ‘Protecting Women’s Rights Online’, findings uncovered by Media Monitoring Africa about ‘What is Not Covered in Media’ and distribution of gender reporting toolkits by IPS Africa.

    The event is part of IPS programme “Communicating for Change: Getting Voice, Visibility and Impact for Gender Equality”, co-financed by the Dutch MDG3 Fund. The Association for Progressive Communications (APC) is also an MDG3 Fund grantee, and is implementing the MDG3 project “Take Back the Tech!“,  a collaborative campaign to reclaim information and communication technologies (ICT) to end violence against women. The campaign calls on all ICT users – especially women and girls – to take control of technology and strategically use any ICT platform at hand (mobile phones, instant messengers, blogs, websites, digital cameras, email, podcasts and more) for activism against gender-based violence.

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