internet governance

Locating gender at the Internet Governance Forum 2015

Posted Tue 22 Dec 2015 - 13:38 | 10,964 views
For nine years, feminist activists struggled to bring gender issues out of the peripheries at the Internet Governance Forum (IGF). The 2015 IGF which took place in Joao Pessoa, Brazil, proved that the link between gender and internet governance is being more and more recognised. Women accounted for 38% of onsite participants. Gender, women's and sexual rights was mentioned in at least 15...

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Diversity, gender, and rights: All videos from IGF 2015 in one place

Posted Wed 16 Dec 2015 - 17:34 | 6,342 views
Flavia Fascendini put together the videos from all discussions at the IGF 2015 which concerned gender issues, women's and sexual rights, bringing forward the Feminist Principles of the Internet.

In depth

Trusting our net

Posted Thu 10 Dec 2015 - 16:40 | 8,207 views
Shawna Finnegan and Emilar Vushe, who are the part of the Association for Progressive Communication's policy programme, engage in a conversation about their highlights of this year's Internet Governance Forum (IGF). They speak about the value of the IGF as well as barriers to access it, national and regional initiatives, and some of the biggest internet governance issues right now, such as...

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Let's talk about the past to understand the internet of the present

Posted Thu 10 Dec 2015 - 16:27 | 6,287 views
The internet is all about the future and the next big thing and gosh, I'm so bored of that. Let's talk about the past in order to understand the internet of the present and its fights over rights.

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Gender and technology have been increasingly recognised as a human rights issue

Posted Thu 10 Dec 2015 - 07:54 | 5,603 views
Between the belligerence of the "Gamer Gate" (the controversy regarding the last UN report on violence against women), and a very uncommon Stockholm Internet Forum who in its last session, focussed on gender issues, the context for the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in Joao Pessoa was a very interesting opportunity to see how gender would be addressed in the most important internet forum of the...

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What do women expect for this 10th IGF?

Posted Sat 7 Nov 2015 - 01:32 | 5,204 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 | 4,727 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 | 5,482 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 | 4,571 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 | 4,295 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.