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What do women expect for this 10th IGF?

Posted Sat 7 Nov 2015 - 01:32 | 3,536 views
GenderIT.org asked many of the participants in the Gender and Internet Governance eXchanges (gigX) from three different regions what they expected for this year's 10th Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in Brazil, in terms of women's and sexual rights, gender, and internet governance.

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Women actively join internet governance discussions

Posted Wed 4 Nov 2015 - 00:22 | 2,955 views
Little by little, the number of women participating in the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) has increased significantly, and their presence in panels and workshops and as participants has brought new insights into the discussion of the different matters that are key in IGF debates.

Publication

Women’s rights, gender and Internet governance

Posted Fri 30 Oct 2015 - 16:35 | 3,508 views
This issue paper addresses the degree to which gender and women’s rights feature in Internet1 governance, in multiple interconnected ways including, but certainly not limited to, access, content and representation. Gender and women’s rights occupy a largely rhetorical role in today’s discussion of Internet governance.

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Claiming governance spaces: from Gender and Internet Governance Exchange to Africa Internet Governance Forum

Posted Mon 26 Oct 2015 - 14:20 | 3,231 views
The Association for Progressive Communications' Caroline Tagny interviewed Chenai Chair, a participant of the Africa Gender and Internet Governance Exchange, on her experience.

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Meha Jouini: The internet has allowed me to publicly express my identity as an Amazigh woman activist

Posted Thu 1 Oct 2015 - 14:32 | 2,861 views
Maha Jouini is an Addis Ababa-based Tunisian blogger, and women’s rights and indigenous rights activist, with a special focus on the Amazigh community. APC’s Leila Nachawati met Meha in Addis Ababa during the African School on Internet Governance (AfriSIG) in September and here is what they talked about.

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Internet governance: Who sets the rules?

Posted Tue 22 Sep 2015 - 09:35 | 3,159 views
When it comes to decision making, policies and advocacy, in most cases women are usually left behind especially in relation to ICTs. I must say that I am pleased with the representation of women at the African Internet Governance Forum and before I continue I must commend the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) and the New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD) for making this...

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Multi-stakeholderism is about losing: Reflections on working through the AfriSIG practicum

Posted Mon 7 Sep 2015 - 11:26 | 2,157 views
‘Multi-stakeholderism is about losing.’ I first heard this statement on the first day of the African School on Internet Governance (AfriSIG) in Dr David Souter’s lecture and overview of the Internet governance ecosystem and its key players

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Exchange moment

Posted Mon 7 Sep 2015 - 10:26 | 2,005 views
It all started a couple of weeks ago when the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) invited me to apply for participation in an exchange with women’s rights, internet rights and sexual rights activists to discuss, exchange and build awareness and understanding of the relationship between gender, women’s rights and internet governance. I had not realized that at end of it, I would not...

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The experience of complexities and dynamics in public policy making

Posted Sat 5 Sep 2015 - 11:03 | 1,992 views
It is on again! The third African School on Internet Governance (AfriSIG) kicked off on Tuesday September 2015 in Addis Abba. The 2015 #AfriSIG is a diverse and dynamic group of people with different gender identities, expertise and age. Being at the AfriSIG is a whole new experience to me and has made me realise how little I know about the internet and internet governance in particular despite...

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Reflections on gender and internet governance in Africa

Posted Fri 4 Sep 2015 - 12:43 | 2,945 views
Before I attended the Gender and Internet Governance eXchange (gigX) I did not think there was anything I could say related to gender activism. The last four days have reaffirmed the saying shared on the first day “if you are not at the table you will be on the menu”.