A feminist internet

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 beliefs, ethnic origins, and racial markers. The following key principles are critical towards realisi...

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 milestones during less than a decade of existence: EROTICS brings in new actors from different movem...

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...

APC at IGF 2014: Bishakha Datta on the Feminist Principles of the Internet
APC at IGF 2014: Bishakha Datta on the Feminist Principles of the Internet 19 October 2014 ET

Feminist activist and filmmaker Bishakha Datta of Point of View (India) helped draft the groundbreaking Feminist Principles of the Internet. An initiative of APC’s Women’s Rights Programme, this tool for advancing internet rights was launched at the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in Istanbul, Turkey in September 2014. APC’s Elvira Truglia spoke to Datta during the IGF about the relevance...

Never mind the nipples: Sex, gender and social media
Never mind the nipples: Sex, gender and social media 16 September 2014 Bishakha Datta

This article is based on the speech given by Bishakha Datta at the Disco-Tech event organised by APC that took place at the 2014 Internet Governance Forum in Turkey. Five snippets from three months. In August, Indian actress Poonam Pandey dons a bikini for the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and posts a video of it on Facebook. Facebook’s reaction? Ban the page, which is followed by 2.1 million peop...

Feminist Principles of the Internet
Feminist Principles of the Internet 09 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 infl...

APC launches "Feminist Principles of the Internet" at 2014 Internet Governance Forum
APC launches "Feminist Principles of the Internet" at 2014 Internet Governance Forum 03 September 2014 Nadine Moawad

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.

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