GenderIT.org @ Athens: Gender Peripheries of Internet Governance Forum
1 November 2006: Diversity Session
"What does diversity mean to you?" was the question posed by the moderator Mr. Yoshinori Imai from the Japan to the panelists. A panel was rich with lots of language diversity discussion. But suprisingly enough, gender and disability were very very marginal topics.
31 November: The internet cannot be an unattended area
Interview with Ms. Hanne Sophie Greve, representative of the Council of Europe, former judge of the European Court of Human Rights . Among many others, she actively participated at the panel on Content Regulation and Access to Knowledge organized by APC WNSP .
2 November: The Way Forward: Gender is essential for the IGF!
At the closing session called The Way Forward, Mavic spoke from the floor on behalf of women's rights activists and gender advocates who met at the IGF. She stressed the need for gender aspects to be part of the discussions in the following words...
2 November: Thoughts on privacy and security
"WHOIS was created in ancient times; those days people would let their online friends know who they are" as we heard at one of the panels from an expert on domain names registries. The IGF discussions in the track of privacy and security made me go back in memories to my own early online days.
2 November: Dynamic coalition, the new buzzword
There's a new buzzword in the ICT circle. Everyone was talking of forming dynamic coalitions as the 1st IGF in Athens concluded on 02 November 2006.
3 November: IGF sums up, puts forward recommendations; women’s groups identify next steps
The 1st IGF concluded on November 2nd in Athens. Women's groups formed the Gender in WSIS Implementation Network (GenWin) as one of the dynamic coalitions.
2 November: The IGF Experiment is a Success - if women take part in setting the agenda
Organizers and participants in the Internet Governance Forum in Athens declared it a success. Women's groups in the IGF demanded for parity in women's participation in the next IGF in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil in November 2007.
1 November: Privacy and Data Retention Related Concerns at IGF
Privacy and data retention are a concern not only for Europe and America, but also in Asia.
30 October: Silence on the Platform - Question on gender dimension of internet governance, answered with total silence
GenderIt blogging team member Mavic Cabrera-Balleza raised a question on the gender dimension of internet governance during one of the main plenaries in the ongoing Internet Governance Forum. The answer she got was very telling: total silence!
1 November: Gender advocates called for set-up of 'Gender in WSIS Implementation Network'
APC WNSP called a meeting of gender advocates who are present at the IGF here in Athens. There were 8 of us who met today and discussed follow up steps for the post-WSIS journey