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Coming of (digital) age: How African feminists are using the internet to change women's lives London 05 May 2014 Minna Salami for GenderIT.org

In this article, Minna Salami argues that while the digital wave is marked by more diversity than previous feminist waves, it is nevertheless predominantly the ways that white/western feminists challenge patriarchal structures using the internet that has garnered attention. Salami challenges this ge...

APC statement on NETmundial
APC statement on NETmundial 30 April 2014 for APCNews

Civil society closing statement at NETmundial 2014
Civil society closing statement at NETmundial 2014 BestBits 25 April 2014 for BestBits

We would like to thank the Brazilian government for organising the Global Multistakeholder Meeting on the Future of Internet Governance. We, as a diverse group of civil society organisations from around the world, appreciate having been part of the process. However, we are disappointed because the m...

You do have a choice: APC organises TakeBackTheNet! event
You do have a choice: APC organises TakeBackTheNet! event 25 April 2014 APC for APCNews

TakeBackTheNet! is the name of a one-of-a-kind event organised by the Association for Progressive Communications (APC), where human rights advocates and transformative technology providers will meet to discuss solutions to today’s climate of internet-enabled human rights violations and loss of...

Women Weave the Web campaign launches phase 2 on digital literacy
Women Weave the Web campaign launches phase 2 on digital literacy 22 April 2014 APC for World Pulse

Throughout phase 1 on digital access, the World Pulse community blew us away with incredible stories of women championing access to the internet and driving home the need for a free, open and universal web. World Pulse has shared their recommendations on women’s digital access at conferences and f...

"Keep it open, baby": Building principles for a feminist internet
"Keep it open, baby": Building principles for a feminist internet 22 April 2014 Flavia Fascendini for APCNews

APC held a global meeting on gender, sexuality and the internet in Malaysia between 12 and 17 April, to explore and develop the collective understanding of what a feminist internet looks like. One of the goals of the meeting was to find, within a sex-positive queer framework, an agreement on core fe...