9th Internet Governance Forum: Gender and sexuality online

India

There were several sessions and side meetings at the 9th Internet Governance Forum (IGF).

Feminist Principles of the Internet - version 1

(September 2014, APC )

Over three days, the participants discussed and debated intersections of gender, sexuality, and the internet – not only as a tool – but as a new public space. In thinking through these issues, the participants at the meeting developed a set of 15 feminist principles of the internet. These are designed to be an evolving document that informs our work on gender and technology, as well as influences our policy-making discussions when it comes to internet governance.

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Why internet rights matter for Africa(ns)

When I found myself suddenly having to care for and look after my new born child alone, I panicked. I panicked because I had never done this before and the ten minute tutorial on washing and feeding my infant that the nurse gave me at the hospital was lacking in many ways.

APC launches "Feminist Principles of the Internet" at 2014 Internet Governance Forum

3 September 2014
ISTANBUL 3 September 2014 () -

On 1 September 2014, APC launched the “Feminist Principles of the Internet” at the Sexual Rights Pre-Event of the 2014 Internet Governance Forum in Istanbul, Turkey.

The document, which invites feedback and comments from different stakeholders, comprises 15 principles that assert feminist views on positions related to internet and communication rights.

GISWatch Special Report 2014 - Internet rights that went wrong in Turkey

1 September 2014 (GISWatch for APCNews)

This report presents an up-to-date assessment of internet rights in Turkey, and has been prepared to coincide with the Internet Governance Forum 2014. The IGF is a space that strives for a democratic and inclusive internet and this report assesses the Turkish government’s respect for international human rights standards in relation to freedom of expression online. The assessment is based on the La Rue framework and focuses on internet regulation, internet access, blocking, surveillance, liability of internet intermediaries, criminalisation of legitimate expression, and cyber-attacks.

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Tools and Tactics for the LGBTI community in sub-Saharan Africa

Tactical Tech is delighted to announce the launch of a new guide: Tools and Tactics for the LGBTI community in sub-Saharan Africa.

New GenderIT.org edition on gender, sexuality and the internet

29 August 2014 (Flavia Fascendini for GenderIT.org)

Most of the material featured in this edition draws on the debates that took place during the Global meeting on gender, sexuality and the internet in Port Dickson, Malaysia, and takes them further. We proudly introduce the evolving Feminist Principles of the Internet drafted with the participation of many activists, and the first research outputs from the “End violence: Women’s rights and safety online project” highlighted in the resources section.

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Research findings on tech-related violence against women released

26 August 2014 (Flavia Fascendini for APCNews)

Between April 2013 and June 2014, APC carried out its multi-country research project “End violence: Women’s rights and safety online”. This project explored the availability, adequacy and effectiveness of domestic legal remedies and corporate policies/redress mechanisms to address the issue of technology-related violence against women. Below are some preliminary findings from this research.

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Asia Pacific stakeholders assert ‘Human rights should be the heart of internet governance discussion’

Philippines

Annually since 2010, stakeholders coming from different countries in the Asia Pacific (AP) meet to discuss pertinent issues on internet governance.

2014 Internet Governance Forum

Date and time: 
Aug 31 2014 - Sep 6 2014

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APC

The Association for Progressive Communications (APC) mobilises for the 9th annual Internet Governance Forum, taking place in Istanbul, Turkey from 31 August – 5 September 2014.

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