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Why do the Feminist Principles of the Internet matter?

Posted Thu 25 Sep 2014 - 17:09 | 6,611 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. The Gender Dynamic Coalition launched the Feminist Principles of the Internet at the end of the session, making the document officially public. Here is an analysis on why those principles matter.

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Summary Report of the Gender Dynamic Coalition meeting at the IGF 2014

Posted Thu 25 Sep 2014 - 13:57 | 4,165 views
The Gender Dynamic Coalition meeting discussed the outcomes from key processes and discussions on internet governance leading up to the 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 launched the new Feminist Principles of the Internet which is a working document produced from a...

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Never mind the nipples: Sex, gender and social media

Posted Tue 16 Sep 2014 - 13:26 | 5,776 views
This article is based on the speech given by Bishakha Datta at the Disco-Tech event organised by APC that took place at the 2014 Internet Governance Forum in Turkey.

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How crucial is anonymity for sexual exploration and promoting sexual rights activism

Posted Mon 15 Sep 2014 - 12:20 | 6,408 views
While the debate around anonymity rarely gets seen from a feminist angle, women go through this feeling of being watched online and offline every day of their lives. It happens so often and so persistently that it has increasingly become synonymous to the experience of being a woman. It is no wonder then that the Feminists Principles of the Internet vocally advocate that “It is our inalienable...

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#WhatAreYouDoingAboutVAW campaign: Social media accountability

Posted Fri 12 Sep 2014 - 16:41 | 5,735 views
On 21 July, Take Back the Tech! began a campaign demanding to know what Facebook, Twitter and YouTube are doing about violence against women on their sites. Our primary goal is to get them to take a clear stand on violence against women in their terms of service and engage with diverse civil society to find solutions for safer platforms

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Why do the Feminist Principles of the Internet matter?

Posted Fri 12 Sep 2014 - 16:40 | 4,303 views
The internet is believed to be an open space for everyone to express themselves freely. So why do we need a set of principles to "govern" us?

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IGF 2014: From Istanbul with love or “honey trap”?

Posted Fri 12 Sep 2014 - 16:38 | 5,984 views
Looking for love online can be exhilirating and fun. But for LGBTIQ relationships, there is a need for safe, unpoliced spaces to allow for personal and political growth. Kamel Manaf explores how sex and internet activism link and overlap.

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

Posted Fri 12 Sep 2014 - 16:34 | 4,925 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 - 13:49 | 4,763 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 - 21:09 | 5,338 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.