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PART D: Reader notes

1 Leave a comment on paragraph 1 0 INTERPRETATION NOTES

2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 For the purposes of this document, unless specifically otherwise defined:

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  • All references to ‘women’ should be construed as including ‘girls’ and anyone identifying as women, unless otherwise specifically noted. Women of diverse sexualities and gender identities are also included in relevant sections of the document.
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  • Gender‘ refers to the social attributes and opportunities associated with being male and female and the relationships between women and men and girls and boys, as well as the relations between women and those between men. These attributes, opportunities and relationships are socially constructed and are learned through socialisation processes. They are context/time-specific and changeable. Gender determines what is expected, allowed and valued in women or men in a given context. Gender is part of broader socio-cultural contexts, intersecting with other factors such as class, race, poverty level, ethnic group and age[1].
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  • Meaningful Internet access’ should be construed as pervasive, affordable connection (of sufficient quality and speed) to the Internet in a manner that enables the user to potentially benefit from Internet use including to participate in the public sphere, exercise human rights, access and create relevant content, engage with people and information for development and well-being, etc.; irrespective of the means of such access (i.e. whether via a mobile or other device; whether through private ownership of a device or using a public access facility like a library).

8 Leave a comment on paragraph 8 0 ACRONYMS AND ABBREVIATIONS

9 Leave a comment on paragraph 9 0 A4AI – Alliance for Affordable Internet

10 Leave a comment on paragraph 10 0 APC – Association for Progressive Communications

11 Leave a comment on paragraph 11 0 BPF – Best Practice Forum (IGF)

12 Leave a comment on paragraph 12 0 Broadband Commission –  Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development (UN)

13 Leave a comment on paragraph 13 0 BCWG – Broadband Commission Working Group on Broadband and Gender (2013)

14 Leave a comment on paragraph 14 0 CSTD – Commission on Science and Technology for Development (UN)

15 Leave a comment on paragraph 15 0 ICT(s) – Information and Communication Technology/ies (ICTs)

16 Leave a comment on paragraph 16 0 IGF – Internet Governance Forum

17 Leave a comment on paragraph 17 0 IGO –  Intergovernmental Organization

18 Leave a comment on paragraph 18 0 ISOC – Internet Society

19 Leave a comment on paragraph 19 0 ITU –  International Telecommunication Union (UN)

20 Leave a comment on paragraph 20 0 LDC(s) – Least Developed Countries

21 Leave a comment on paragraph 21 0 MAG –  IGF’s Multistakeholder Advisory Group

22 Leave a comment on paragraph 22 0 NRI – National and Regional IGF initiatives

23 Leave a comment on paragraph 23 0 SDG(s) –  Sustainable Development Goal(s)

24 Leave a comment on paragraph 24 0 UN – United Nations

25 Leave a comment on paragraph 25 0 UNDESA – United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs

26 Leave a comment on paragraph 26 0 UNESCO – United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

27 Leave a comment on paragraph 27 0 UNGA – United Nations General Assembly

28 Leave a comment on paragraph 28 0 USF(s) –  Universal Service and Access Fund(s)

29 Leave a comment on paragraph 29 0 Web Foundation – World Wide Web Foundation

30 Leave a comment on paragraph 30 0 WSIS – World Summit on the Information Society

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32 Leave a comment on paragraph 32 0 [1] From 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/interpretation-notes/