BPF Gender and Access (2018)


The 2018 BPF on Gender and Access studied the potential impact of initiatives that support or develop supplementary models of connectivity that respond to the needs of underserved populations of women and gender non-binary persons. ‘Supplementary models of connectivity' refers to complementary telecommunication infrastructure models that not only speed up the pace at which unconnected populations can be supported with Internet access, but also complement existing models in making communications accessible to all. The BPF identifies benefits of such supplementary models of connectivity from gender perspectives and maps existing initiatives around the world that currently focus on women and gender non-binary persons as well as their impact, specifically for Community Networks, TV White Spaces and Public WiFi.

BPF Output Document


The BPF team adopted a semi-structured methodology for gathering inputs involving online surveys, virtual calls, engagements with the mailing list, mobile messaging and a dedicated mailbox. Engagement was continued with relevant DCs and other intersessional activities such as the DC on Gender and Phase IV of the Connecting and Enabling the Next Billions (CENB). Engagement with national and regional Internet governance policy processes and initiatives, such as NRIs and ISOC Special Interest Group on Women was also strengthened. Outreach through various social media platforms was continued such as Twitter and Facebook.

Open online consultations: summary reports

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Final Output Document 2018​​​​​​​