Got internet? That was probably one of the most asked questions that underlined the whole AWID Forum this year in Bahia (Brazil).
“Welcome to the Feminist Internet eXchange Hub! Make sure you come back tonight for some group sexting – public, autonomous, anonymous, group sexting!” we called to women as they stumbled in to explore our feminist internet exchange space at AWID Feminist Futures Forum: Building Collective Power for Rights and Justice.
There was something malevolent in the inequality, and now I knew it. It acted in the depths, it dug deeper than money.” – Elena Ferrante, The Story of the Lost Child
Drum beats resound around the ‘country’ that I come from.
This was my first time at an AWID Forum. By the end of the conference it was clear that that I am a woman. Strong, determined, beautiful and powerful.
We all know feminism and the world do not go hand-in-hand on many things, especially if trying to address violence against women in the virtual world.
_This article is part of a series of GenderIT.org columns. Four columnists, two in English and two in Spanish, will open up topics and themes that we want to learn more about.
The 2016 Stieg Larsson Prize is awarded to Malaysian feminist activist and APC Women’s Rights Programme manager Jac sm Kee, for her struggle for women’s right to a free online environment and for an open and equal information society based on the potential of the internet.
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