IGF 2018 BPF Gender & Internet Governance

Salle XI

- Session Type (Workshop, Open Forum, etc.): BPF

- Title: BPF Gender & Internet Governance

- Date & Time: Tuesday, 13 November, 2018 - 15:00 to 16:30

- Organizer(s): Radhika Radhakrishnan, Agustina Callegari , Renata Aquino Ribeiro, Paula Real,

Raquel Gatto

- Chair/Moderator: Agustina Callegari and Radhika Radhakrishnan

- Rapporteur/Notetaker: Paula Real

- List of speakers and their institutional affiliations (Indicate male/female/ transgender male/ transgender female/gender variant/prefer not to answer):


Speakers for segment 1

  • Anri van der Spuy -ICT Africa - Civil society - Africa. (TBC)
  • Nic Bidwell - APC - Civil society - Africa (TBC)
  • Jane Coffin - Internet Society - Technical Community (TBC)
  • Claire Sibthorpe -  GMSA - Private Sector - Europe (TBC)
  • Yolanda Martinez Mancilla - Government of Mexico - LAC (TBC)
  • Ritu Srivastava- DEF - Civil Society - APAC (TBC)

Speakers for segment 2

  • Bruna Santos - Coding Rights - LAC
  • Alejandra Erramuspe - Government of Uruguay - LAC (TBC)
  • Renata Aquino Ribeiro -  MAG Member - Civil Society - LAC

- Theme (as listed here): Human Rights, Gender & Youth

- Subtheme (as listed here): Gender Equality - Access and Connectivity

- Please state no more than three (3) key messages of the discussion. [150 words or less]

  • Gender analysis must be an integral part of planning efforts of initiatives, rather than an “add-on” task.
    In 2018, the BPF focuses on the impact of supplementary models of connectivity on Internet access and use for women and gender non-binary persons. However, a key finding is that there is a lack of a gender focus on initiatives supporting and developing such initiatives.

  • Recommendations to develop Internet access initiatives that focus on women and gender non-binary persons
    The BPF session aims to produce a set of recommendations for incorporating gender perspectives in the implementation of supplementary models of connectivity.

  • Multi-stakeholder cooperation for addressing gender issues
    The BPF functions in a bottom-up, multi-stakeholder, community-driven manner. Enabling diverse stakeholders to collaborate to better address barriers faced by women and gender non-binary persons in accessing the Internet has produced valuable evidence. Nevertheless, continuing to discuss ways to improve collaborations is key for the session.

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