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9th IGF: Feminist talks scale over the walls of internet governance

Posted Fri 12 Sep 2014 - 17:34 | 4,873 views
On 2-5 September 2014, over 2,400 activists, academics, businesspeople and government representatives from 144 countries actively participated in policy dialogue on issues of internet governance at the ninth annual Internet Governance Forum, held in Istanbul, Turkey. This edition of our newsletter offers snapshots of these debates and features observations and reflections from feminist and queer...

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9th Internet Governance Forum: Gender and sexuality online

Posted Thu 11 Sep 2014 - 14:49 | 4,658 views
There were several sessions and side meetings at the 9th Internet Governance Forum (IGF). Out of those, there were only a few on gender and sexuality, and this post is about the ones I had the privilege to attend. On September 1st, before the IGF officially started, the Association For Progresssive Communications (APC), organized a day-long pre-event meeting on Sex, Rights, and Internet...

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Women's rights at the 2014 IGF

Posted Mon 8 Sep 2014 - 22:09 | 5,245 views
All sorts of members of the internet community got together for the 2014 Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in Istanbul from September 2-5. There were hundreds of workshops and meetings and side events, and even an entirely parallel Internet Ungovernance Forum, challenging the dominance of governments and corporations at the IGF.

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APC launches "Feminist Principles of the Internet" at 2014 Internet Governance Forum

Posted Wed 3 Sep 2014 - 15:10 | 3,594 views
On 1 September 2014, APC launched the “Feminist Principles of the Internet” at the Sexual Rights Pre-Event of the 2014 Internet Governance Forum in Istanbul, Turkey.

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Moderate progress in gender parity and inclusion at the IGF between 2012-2013

Posted Mon 1 Sep 2014 - 19:18 | 3,329 views
APC summarised the contents of the Gender Report Card sections of the workshop reports from the Internet Governance Forum of 2012 in Azerbaijan, and the 2013 IGF in Indonesia.

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Impacting global advocacy on tech-related violence against women through regional IGFs

Posted Fri 29 Aug 2014 - 17:08 | 2,949 views
Partners of the “End Violence: Women’s rights and safety online” project have participated in three regional internet governance forums (Africa IGF, Asia Pacific IGF, LAC IGF). We interviewed our members who attended and the impact their participation had on tech-related violence against women.

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Asia Pacific stakeholders assert ‘Human rights should be the heart of internet governance discussion’

Posted Fri 29 Aug 2014 - 14:03 | 3,353 views
Annually since 2010, stakeholders coming from different countries in the Asia Pacific (AP) meet to discuss pertinent issues on internet governance. This forum where different stakeholders converge to ‘discuss, exchange, and collaborate’ is called the Asia Pacific Regional Internet Governance Forum (APrIGF), a regional Internet Governance Forum (IGF) initiative that hopes to build awareness and...

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Gender Workshops, Actions, and Events at the IGF 2014

Posted Thu 28 Aug 2014 - 23:01 | 3,386 views
Over the years, APC’s Women’s Rights Programme (WRP) has actively participated at the IGF in order to raise questions, issues, and linkages between feminism and the internet. Participation of gender advocates at the IGF has grown every year and this year’s WRP delegation includes 23 feminist and queer activists from India, Indonesia, Uganda, Argentina, Malaysia, Lebanon, South Africa, Kenya,...

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IGF 2014: Gender Dynamic Coalition taking place on Tuesday 2 September

Posted Thu 28 Aug 2014 - 21:55 | 3,049 views
The Gender Dynamic Coalition meeting will discuss outcomes from key processes and discussions on Internet governance leading up to IGF 2014 – including 2013 IGF Gender Report Card findings, WSIS+10 results, and NetMundial to assess integration of gender issues and concerns. The meeting also launches the new “Feminist Principles of the Internet,” which is a working document produced from a meeting...

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Bosnia and Herzegovina: Women are vulnerable online, but also speaking up on the internet

Posted Tue 10 Dec 2013 - 14:44 | 5,955 views
During the last Internet Governance Forum, which took place in October in Bali, Indonesia, Analía Lavin from APCNews talked to Aida Mahmutović, from APC member Owpsee in Bosnia and Herzegovina. OWPSEE is one of the national partners of APC’s project “End violence: women’s rights and safety online”.