Feminist Principles of the Internet

APC at the Internet Governance Forum 2019
APC at the Internet Governance Forum 2019 16 November 2019

The Association for Progressive Communications (APC) is mobilising for the 14th annual Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in Berlin, Germany, where it will be participating in activities from 25 to 29 November 2019. This page is your go-to resource, compiling: A schedule of IGF events in which APC and its members will be participating APC priorities for the 14th Internet Governance Forum APC at the IGF 2019: Event coverage

Job call! Apply for the Women's Rights Policy Advocacy Coordinator position
Job call! Apply for the Women's Rights Policy Advocacy Coordinator position 13 December 2019

APC is looking for a Women's Rights Policy Advocacy Coordinator to join the women’s rights policy strategy team and contribute towards ensuring that national, regional and global policy discussions and processes related to digital rights integrate the perspectives of women and people of diverse genders and sexualities. APC is a global network of civil society organisations whose mission is to create a just and sustainable world by harnessing the collective power of activists, organisations,...

Making a Feminist Internet in Africa: The importance of including the most marginalised among us
Making a Feminist Internet in Africa: The importance of including the most marginalised among us 28 November 2019 Fabiola Ingabire

What makes the internet so exciting? How can we make the internet more accessible and safe for African women? How can we ensure that when we discuss issues of access, we are not excluding those most marginalised among us, such as refugees and women living in disconnected rural areas? How do we build solidarity among African feminists both online and offline? How do we take movements that start ...

Transforming structures of power through feminist internet research
Transforming structures of power through feminist internet research 22 November 2019 Ruhiya Seward for GenderIT.org

What is a feminist internet? According to the 17 Feminist Principles of the Internet (FPIs), it is an internet that respects diversity and human rights online, and in turn allows people to fully embody those rights, in a virtuous cycle between the online environment and on-ground interactions. These principles present an important counter-narrative to some of the troubling realities of the 21st...

New GenderIT.org edition explores connections between the feminist principles of the internet and community networks
New GenderIT.org edition explores connections between the feminist principles of the internet and community networks 15 November 2019 GenderIT.org

This edition brings back the conversation to its roots. To the essence of the reasons behind our desire to connect ourselves and each other. It sheds light on who the unconnected are and dispels the myth of the underserved as powerless and in need of saving. It brings back power to the endless creative possibilities of communities that seek self-determination. It offers a closer look at the bea...

GenderIT.org policy monitor
GenderIT.org policy monitor 10 November 2019

  GenderIT.org, a bilingual (English/Spanish) project of APC's Women's Rights Programme, is a feminist advocacy space that explores issues related to gender and information and communications technologies (ICTs). The site is a think tank of  and for women's rights, sexual rights and internet rights activists, academics, journalists, and advocates from a range of disciplines and contex...

Our routes: Women's node - an illustrated journey of women in community networks
Our routes: Women's node - an illustrated journey of women in community networks 23 October 2019 Bruna Zanolli for GenderIT.org

Community networks are autonomous connectivity solutions to structural divides. They offer a wide range of technologies that allow communities that don't have access to reliable and affordable methods of communication to connect themselves and each other. This beautifully etched illustration created by Bruna Zanolli follows the stories of various women who are working in community networks and ...

APC Annual Report 2018
APC Annual Report 2018 22 October 2019

APC's 2018 Annual Report offers an engaging dive into one year in the network's life. It’s been a year of intense work and satisfaction at APC, through community networks in rural villages in Cauca, Colombia, and Mankosi, South Africa; digital rights campaigns in Lebanon, Macedonia and Kenya; rights-based policy advocacy in Bangladesh, Cameroon, Chile and Mexico; film production in ...

A look into one year of APC's impact: About roots, flowers and moving tiles
A look into one year of APC's impact: About roots, flowers and moving tiles 19 October 2019 Flavia Fascendini

APC's 2018 Annual Report offers an engaging dive into one year in the network's life. However, as comprehensive as it is, it is just a sample of the multifaceted and tireless work we all do at APC. As APC's executive director Chat Garcia Ramilo said in her introduction to this report, it is a compendium of "stories about how APC collectively strives for change," from what Bishakha Dat...

Access in 2018: From in-depth research and movement building on community networks, to policy advocacy and regulatory frameworks for alternative connectivity initiatives
Access in 2018: From in-depth research and movement building on community networks, to policy advocacy and regulatory frameworks for alternative connectivity initiatives 19 September 2019

People who are digitally excluded on the basis of where they live, gender, class, disability or identity have affordable and sustainable connectivity that allows them to share and communicate. This is a compendium of the highlights from APC's Annual Report for 2018. Produced first-of-its-kind mapping of community networks from 43 countries across the world pThe 2018 edition of Global ...

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