Feminist Principles of the Internet

AWID Forum: "This is a story about the present, told as the past, from the gaze of the future"
AWID Forum: "This is a story about the present, told as the past, from the gaze of the future" 10 September 2016 Jac sm Kee

The APC Women’s Rights Programme organised several activities during the 13th AWID International Forum (#AWIDForum), where more than a thousand activists, researchers and feminist techies got together between 8 and 11 September to discuss feminist futures and build collective power for rights and justice. This is the full text written and presented by Jac sm Kee, Women’s Rights Programme, during the third AWID Forum plenary on 10 September 2016.       This is a story about ...

AWID International Forum in Brazil will explore how feminists engage with the internet
AWID International Forum in Brazil will explore how feminists engage with the internet 02 September 2016 APC

How are feminists engaging with the internet politically and personally? What started out as a useful tool to support our activism is now a critical part of our organizing and must also be part of our political agenda. As technology developments increasingly impact rights and social justice, we must influence and build alliances with movements calling for a free and open internet, unconditional access, freedom of expression, and the right to holistic safety, including online.

FeministInternet.net is here!
FeministInternet.net is here! 31 August 2016 APC

Version 2.0 of the Feminist Principles of the Internet is already out, and it is hosted on a new online platform that allows you to contribute to the collective construction of the Principles. Visit FeministInternet.org and help us shape the internet we want! What are the Feminist Principles of the Internet? In 2014 and 2015, more than 100 activists from women’s rights, sexual rights and inte...

The Feminist Internet Exchange at the 13th AWID International Forum
The Feminist Internet Exchange at the 13th AWID International Forum 19 August 2016

How are feminists engaging with the internet politically and personally? What started out as a useful tool to support our activism is now a critical part of our organizing and must also be part of our political agenda. As technology developments increasingly impact rights and social justice, we must influence and build alliances with movements calling for a free and open internet, unconditiona...

Feminist Principles of the Internet - Version 2.0
Feminist Principles of the Internet - Version 2.0 19 August 2016 APC

Preamble A feminist internet works towards empowering more women and queer persons – in all our diversities – to fully enjoy our rights, engage in pleasure and play, and dismantle patriarchy. This integrates our different realities, contexts and specificities – including age, disabilities, sexualities, gender identities and expressions, socioeconomic locations, political and religious be...

Building EROTICS Networks in India, Nepal and Sri Lanka
Building EROTICS Networks in India, Nepal and Sri Lanka 25 April 2016

APC launched the Exploratory Research on Sexuality and the Internet (EROTICS) network in 2009 to undertake a research and advocacy project in India, Brazil, Lebanon, South Africa, the United States and Indonesia that looked at internet-related challenges facing LGBT and other sexual rights communities. The EROTICS network has achieved several milesto...

Queering internet governance in Indonesia
Queering internet governance in Indonesia 14 November 2015 Kamilia Manaf, Dewi Nova Wahyuni, and Ikram Baadila

In Indonesia, sexuality has gradually become a more and more open public discourse. Conflict on discourse of sexuality expands through the use of Internet. On the one hand, Internet has given space to the advancement of Human Rights including Human Rights of Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, Transgender, Intersex and Queer (LGBTIQ). On the other hand, the technology creates a space, which preserves stat...

LGBTI people’s freedom of expression on the internet
LGBTI people’s freedom of expression on the internet 14 September 2015 Atty. Yasemin Öz

Turkey has come to the fore due to its conduct to ban world-famous websites, which undoubtedly targets not only websites with LGBTI content but freedom of expression in general. Restrictions on access to websites come in two ways: Blocking the content and bans on obtaining domain names. Contents A- Freedom of Expression on the Internet in Turkey.................. 5 B- LGBTI People’s Freedom o...

Imagine a Feminist Internet: The conversation is on!
Imagine a Feminist Internet: The conversation is on! 17 July 2015 Flavia Fascendini

The second Imagine a Feminist Internet meeting organised by the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) will take place in Malaysia on 22-24 July 2015, as a continuation of the space opened in 2014, where over 50 participants from women’s rights, sexual rights and internet rights organisations discussed and explored intersections of gender, sexuality and technology. The Feminist Prin...

Gender and Internet Governance eXchange
Gender and Internet Governance eXchange 15 June 2015

APC believes that the integration of a gender, women’s rights and sexual rights perspective into internet governance conversations and processes is essential if the internet is to fulfil its transformational potential for all. Contributing to this vision, between June and September 2015, we held three regional Gender and Internet Governance eXchanges (gigX) prior to the regional Internet Gov...

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