Association for Progressive Communications
APC’s main office is based in South Africa with a team of 28 full and part-time staff, volunteers and interns working remotely from 16 countries. APC’s organisational structure consists of the Women’s Rights Programme, which began as a network of women committed to advancing ICTs for women’s empowerment in 1993; the Communications and Information Policy Programme established in 2001; and Management Systems which includes communications, overall operations, leadership, financial management and network development.
The APC’s Women’s Rights Programme (APCWRP) aims to strengthen the capacity of diverse women’s movements to have the confidence, skills and resources to influence the usage, development and decision-making of the internet. In this way, women’s rights activists are able to engage with the internet as a political space to challenge discriminatory norms, structures and practices, amplify their work for gender justice and respond to the barriers, including online violence against women (VAW), that prevent women from benefiting from ICTs.
APC were the co-recipients of the 2nd Womanity Award for the Prevention of Violence Against Women in 2016, alongside Luchadoras.
Find out more about APC on their website.