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BPF Gender and Access

About this BPF
Since its beginning in 2015, the Best Practice Forum (BPF) on Gender and Access has focused on different aspects of women’s meaningful access to the Internet: online abuse and gender-based violence (2015); barriers for accessing the Internet (2016); identification of the needs and challenges of diverse women’s groups with respect to Internet access (2017); and the impact of supplementary models of connectivity on women’s Internet access (2018) were the topics addressed by the community. During these years, the BPF Gender has worked in a bottom-up process that allowed to collect, from diverse stakeholders, valuable data and anecdotal evidence of the challenges that formed the digital gender gap.

2020 Work Plan: Gender impact on shaping Internet policy
Regular monthly preparatory online meetings will be announced through this BPF's mailing list

2019 Preparatory Process and Outcome Report
The 2019 edition of the Best Practice Forum on Gender and Access will focus on the opportunities and challenges that women face to gain necessary skills to benefit from the future of work in the framework of the digital economy. This BPF will explore what happens after access, how feminist principles are being used to build new narratives and models of economic collaboration beyond the traditional competition business models for shaping the digital economy. Full work plan outline available HERE.

Preparatory Process

Final report

Beyond access: Women, transgender and gender non-conforming people's participation in the digital economy, version of 19 December 2019

List of initiatives and resources relevant to women, transgender and gender non-conforming people's participation in the digital economy

BPF Gender and Access Session at the Berlin IGF

Date and time: Wednesday, 27 November 2019, 16:40-18:10 (90 minutes)

Venue: Estrel Saal C

Session outline available here


Información de Contacto

United Nations

Secretariat of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF)

Villa Le Bocage

Palais des Nations,
CH-1211 Geneva 10


Tel.: +41 (0) 229 175 778