intentional infrastructures: feminist principles of the internet and community networks

Posted Tue 12 Nov 2019 - 10:13 | 14,764 views

This edition takes a closer look at the realities of the women who are working for and with their communities through enabling, weaving, sustaining installing, running and advocating for community networks. Community networks are zones of autonomy around infrastructure and technology that hold the promise of connecting the unconnected and also are becoming creative and feminist sites of…

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Editorial

Women-circles that hold and ground community networks

Posted Tue 12 Nov 2019 - 03:39 | 11,146 views

What is the potential overlap between the energies and drive towards building a feminist internet and the growth of community networks in different parts of the world where communities build their own infrastructure and connectivity? In this article, we explore the ways in which community networks question gender norms, and the need for feminists to build infrastructure.

An illustrated journey of women in community networks

Feminist talk

Our routes: women's node - an illustrated journey of women in community networks

Posted Wed 23 Oct 2019 - 13:12 | 19,515 views

In this beautifully etched illustration we follow the stories of various women who are working in community networks and their journeys with technology, autonomy and self-realisation. 

Three key issues for a feminist internet: Access, agency and movements

Posted Mon 23 May 2016 - 10:49 | 22,269 views
The Feminist Principles of the Internet arose from the first Imagine a Feminist Internet meeting in 2014 in Malaysia. The meeting brought together 52 women's rights, sexual rights and internet rights activists from six continents to discuss one question: "As feminists, what kind of internet do we want, and what will it take for us to achieve it?" The principles cover the topics of access, agency…