Feminist Internet eXchange in Bangkok

Bangkok, 27 July 2017

Some feminist lovers of the internet and the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) are organising a Feminist Internet eXchange pop-up in Bangkok on 31 July 2017, following the 2017 Asia Pacific Regional Internet Governance Forum (APrIGF).

The main objective of this meet-up is to look at the Feminist Principles of the Internet, developed by APC, through the lens of experiences related to gender, sexuality and technology in the Asia-Pacific region. We would also like to come up with a set of recommendations for the APrIGF synthesis document as a way to surface gender and sexuality into the internet governance platforms and discussions in the region. This pop-up event will also serve as a space for bringing in more activists and those working in the development sectors and their voices to spread the word about the Feminist Principles of the Internet. 

The event will feature the soft launch of the EROTICS (Exploratory Research on Sexuality and ICTs) South Asia research study on sexual expression, sexual content online, and its various gatekeepers in the larger context of a free internet for all. 

We hope you can join us for this Feminist Internet eXchange and add value to the event with your knowledge, expertise, and overall awesomeness.

  • When:  31 July 2017, 9:30 am-5:30 pm

  • Where: Reading Room, Bangkok, 19 Si Lom, Khwaeng Silom, Khet Bang Rak, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10500

  • Hashtags: #AprIGF2017 #FeministInternet

  • More information: The venue is centrally located in Silom, known for its street food market and a variety of restaurants. We will have a 1.5-hour-long lunch break for participants to be able to explore the local cuisine.  This  is a community-organised event, so we’d really appreciate any contribution to cover the venue rental. Kindly RSVP to smita@pointofview.org or nicadumlao@riseup.net, to ensure sufficient seating.