Gender Peripheries of the 2012 Internet Governance Forum

Posted Thu 22 Nov 2012 - 21:24 | 12,740 views
The 7th Internet Governance Forum in Baku drew to a close two weeks ago. "Avri Doria in her introduction to this edition":http://www.genderit.org/node/3709 discusses several breakthroughs made by this the world’s most important internet governance encounter. For the first time the forum has openly discussed human rights on the internet, and has...

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Women at the IGF: Now we need to mainstream gender

Posted Thu 22 Nov 2012 - 14:19 | 9,436 views
This year's Internet Governance Forum came to a close in Baku, Azerbaijan on 16 November. GenderIT.org contributor Sonia Randhawa spoke to three women about their experiences at the IGF, and whether any progress is being made in terms of the representation of women, and the prominence of women's rights and gender as cross-cutting issues for internet goverance. Jac sm Kee is from Malaysia and...


Has the seventh IGF brought breakthrough for gender equality?

Posted Thu 22 Nov 2012 - 14:09 | 10,858 views
It is my pleasure to introduce this volume of essays on gender issues at the IGF. The seventh IGF, held in Baku Azerbaijan during 2012, saw several milestones. The IGF showed that it was a maturing forum that was able to tackle important issues, some of which had been taboo in the past.

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Women human rights defenders and digital security: Reflections with a Latin American accent

Posted Mon 5 Nov 2012 - 17:41 | 8,798 views
A survey of women human rights defenders (WHRDs) conducted as part of APC’s Connect Your Rights! campaign revealed some interesting practices and perceptions in terms of their use of information and communications technologies in their work. Daysi Flores, a GenderIT.org contributor, analyses the preliminary results of the survey, in light of the realities of Latin America.

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Be a gender reporter at the IGF!

Posted Mon 5 Nov 2012 - 12:02 | 4,711 views

Gender Peripheries of the 2011 Internet Governance Forum

Posted Tue 18 Oct 2011 - 10:04 | 8,519 views
Year after year the Internet Governance Forum renews expectations and opportunities of gender advocates to find innovative solutions to enhance women's rights online and offline. After 6 years of activism, this space still seems to be resistant to the inclusion of gender perspectives and activists are faced with more questions than answers. Where are women's rights on the internet governance...

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What is the gender of the VI IGF? Help us find out!

Posted Tue 27 Sep 2011 - 15:41 | 5,757 views
The Gender Report Card put forward by the Association for Progressive Communications is a simple but strategic way to get a more accurate sense of women's participation at the IGF. Download it! You can help by printing it out and bringing it to your workshops, or you can share it online with other IGF participants.

Gender Peripheries of Internet Governance Forum 2010

Posted Thu 7 Oct 2010 - 12:51 | 5,617 views
The fifth Internet Governance Forum (IGF) which took place from 14-17 September 2010 in Vilnius, Lithuania is over. Have we got any closer to strengthening the role of the internet in defending and realising women's rights and sexual rights? What experiences and gains have women rights advocates brought back home from this forum? How do they feel about the debates and the outcomes of the IGF? Did...

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Is Pakistan putting the UN Millennium Goals at risk?

Posted Thu 7 Oct 2010 - 09:01 | 9,381 views
"The discussions I witnessed at IGF 2010 really brought home to me the scale of the challenges we still face, if we are to make meaningful progress towards the goals of the IGF in general, and MDG3 in particular." Nighat Dad from the Pakistan MDG3: Take Back the Tech! project assesses the outcomes of IGF and the Millenium Development Goals in the context of national debates and women’s rights.