2016 IGF BPF Gender and Access


2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 EDITORS’ NOTE (4 December 2016)

3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 This is the second draft document (‘Draft II’) produced by a community of participants in this Internet Governance Forum (IGF) best practice forum (BPF) on gender and access in 2016. This is also the second document produced by the IGF BPF on Gender, which in 2015 published an extensive report on online abuse and gender-based violence.[1]

4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 Draft II of the BPF Gender’s output in 2016 is considered a living document and will be updated and changed as additional input and comments are received.

5 Leave a comment on paragraph 5 0 How do I comment on this document?

6 Leave a comment on paragraph 6 0 For ease of use, Draft I has been divided into four parts on this review platform, namely:

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  • Part A: Findings
  • Part B: Methodology
  • Part C: Appendices
  • Part D: Reader’s notes (including definitions, acronyms and abbreviations of commonly-used terms)

8 Leave a comment on paragraph 8 0 Use the navigation bar on the left to move between different sections and to read and comment on the entire document.

9 Leave a comment on paragraph 9 0 This Draft will be closed for comment on 18 December 2016, whereafter comments and other input will be considered and incorporated as far as is reasonable to produce the final outcome document.

10 Leave a comment on paragraph 10 0 Note that all comments are public. For contributors preferring to remain anonymous, pseudonyms may be used. If you would prefer to submit your comments over email, send same to [email protected]

11 Leave a comment on paragraph 11 0 All comments have to adhere to the IGF’s Code of Conduct in respect of fairness and reasonableness.

12 Leave a comment on paragraph 12 0 How was this document produced?

13 Leave a comment on paragraph 13 0 The IGF provides a unique platform for the collaborative work of this BPF, which aimed to collect the views of the broader Internet governance community on the topic of how to overcome barriers to enable women’s meaningful access to the Internet. The IGF strives in all of its work to provide a neutral and open platform that ensures that all interested parties in the multistakeholder Internet governance community can contribute in a bottom-up fashion.

14 Leave a comment on paragraph 14 0 Draft II was produced as a reflection of this open, iterative and bottom-up process in which people from diverse regions and stakeholder groups participated by completing a survey, attending regular virtual meetings, submitting input on the mailing list, contributing reports of relevant/linked events and workshops on gender and access, and contributing background research. This document also contains references to discussions facilitated at regional and national IGFs’ (NRI) meetings and other events, including Brazil IGF (Fórum Brasileiro), LACIGF, APrIGF, and workshop in Bangkok.

15 Leave a comment on paragraph 15 0 For additional background and information on how to participate in this process, please visit the IGF website

16 Leave a comment on paragraph 16 0 For any queries, contact the BPF rapporteur, Anri van der Spuy ([email protected]).

17 Leave a comment on paragraph 17 1 [1] IGF BPF Online Abuse and Gender-Based Violence (2015). Final report. Available: http://www.intgovforum.org/cms/documents/best-practice-forums/623-bpf-online-abuse-and-gbv-against-women/file. [Accessed 11 October 2016].

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Source: https://www.intgovforum.org/review/2016-igf-best-practice-forums-bpfs-draft-outputs-as-of-2-november/igf-bpf-gender-and-access/