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IGF 2012 - Access and Diversity Main Session

Posted Mon 12 Nov 2012 - 12:41 | 9,462 views
This is the transcript of the Access and Diversity Main Session that took place on November 8 2012 at the Internet Governance Forum in Baku, Azerbaijan. It was the first time in the entire history of the IGF that women and gender issues were addressed in a main session, with the presence of Jac sm Kee from APC Women´s Rights Programme.

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Again, representation not reflecting participation

Posted Thu 8 Nov 2012 - 12:24 | 5,580 views
Attending the IGF for the first time came with no expectations, however it is difficult to ignore the usual disparity that I face everyday in Egypt, and in many other countries when I travel. No one can say that the number of women participating in the IGF 2012 is low, in fact women are very much present representing the different stakeholders; governments, private companies, and civil society...

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Multistakeholderism and Enhanced Cooperation: What's it all about?

Posted Wed 7 Nov 2012 - 15:29 | 5,689 views
Multistakeholder participation and enhanced cooperation seems to be one of the major issue in this year's Internet Governance Forum (IGF). With World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT) around the corner and the anxious buzz of whether this is a bid by governments to have more control...

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IGF Gender Report Cards

Posted Tue 18 Oct 2011 - 13:09 | 6,752 views
APC WNSP is sharing some preliminary results of the gender report cards initiative. This was a pilot initiative put forward by the Association for Progressive Communications to monitor and assess the level of gender parity and inclusion at this year's Internet Governance Forum (IGF). Although the numbers of sessions monitored were relatively small, and that a deeper analysis is needed, the...

Gender Peripheries of the 2011 Internet Governance Forum

Posted Tue 18 Oct 2011 - 10:04 | 7,618 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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Editorial

Scoring participation – how does change happen for women in the IGF

Posted Mon 17 Oct 2011 - 21:39 | 6,828 views
During the years of my school and university studies, report cards caused me high levels of anxiety but with some underlying optimism. Report cards assumed all-knowing experts were making decisions around my abilities and progress. It would invariably be a measure of success or failure and would expose my weak points and (hopefully) highlight my positive traits. But they always had a judgemental...

In depth

Stripping the IGF bare: where are women´s rights?

Posted Mon 17 Oct 2011 - 20:44 | 7,091 views
GenderIT.org's editors, Flavia Fascendini and Katerina Fialova, speak with the APC WNSP members who took part at the Sixth Internet Governance Forum that took place in Nairobi, Kenya from 27-30 September 2011. In the interview, Chat García Ramilo, Dafne Sabanes Plou, Jac sm Kee, Jan Moolman, and Jennifer Radloff from the APC Women´s Programme offer their insights regarding gender balance and...

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Why women's movements should take a deep breath…and get involved in a new arena of public policy

Posted Mon 17 Oct 2011 - 14:26 | 5,107 views
Aisha Lee Shaheed was one of the participants of the two-day workshop “Women’s Rights and Internet Governance” convened by the APC WNSP late September 2011, in Nairobi, Kenya, just prior to the 6th Annual Internet Governance Forum. In her blog post, Aisha recounts how the workshop shifted her perspective on internet governance and why she as a women human rights defender should care about it...

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Women activists and internet governance: let's open the debate

Posted Mon 17 Oct 2011 - 12:19 | 6,284 views
Dafne Plou reports on the workshop of about 20 women's rights advocates from different countries and backgrounds who met late September 2011, in Nairobi, Kenya, just before the 6th Internet Governance Forum to share their experiences in policy advocacy and to discuss internet governance and its linkage to women’s rights agendas. The workshop was organised by the APC Women's Networking Support...

Publication

The Bechdel Test for Women in Movies

Posted Sun 14 Nov 2010 - 23:48 | 5,378 views
This is a funky introductory video which explains the Bechdel Test or Mo Movie Test, three simple rules that make it horribly clear how absent women are on the big screen.