This year I am collaborating with the Internet Governance Forum's Best
Practice Forum on Gender and Access, and they/ we are looking for input
regarding opportunities and challenges faced by women and LGBTIQ people who
want to participate meaningfully in the digital economy.
There is interest in the experience we have as CNs. If you are willing and
able to contribute please spend a few minutes on the following survey,
before the 12th August.
For your info I include the official email with further information about
the BPF and its activities below.
Thank you, Sol
Since its launch in 2015, the
Best Practice Forum (BPF) on Gender and Access has focused on different
aspects of womens meaningful access to the Internet: online abuse and
gender-based violence (2015); barriers to accessing the Internet (2016);
identification of the needs and challenges of diverse womens groups with
respect to Internet access (2017); and the impact of supplementary models of
connectivity on womens Internet access (2018).
The BPF session at the 2018
<https://www.intgovforum.org/multilingual/lexicon/8#IGF> IGF emphasised the
need to consider what happens once women and LGBTIQ people have some form of
access to the internet? Does it mean they are automatically able to benefit
from this access? To participate online freely and with ease? To participate
in the <https://www.intgovforum.org/multilingual/lexicon/8#Digital_Economy>
Digital Economy in ways that improves their lives? In this context, in
response to input from people and organisations who have been part of this
BPF, it was decided that the focus of work in 2019 will be on "after access"
concerns, in particular the opportunities and challenges faced by women and
LGBTIQ people who want to participate meaningfully in the digital economy.
To help us move to the next phase of our work we would really value your
response to a short online survey by August 12.
The survey is at
Kindly fill out the survey and / or share it for input with your peers and
If you wish to join the discussions and stay updated with the BPF, you can
also join the Gender and Access Best Practice forum mailing list at
Thank you for your interest and solidarity.
On behalf of the Gender and Access Best Practice Forum coordinators,
Agustina Callegari <mailto:Callegari@isoc.org> <Callegari(a)isoc.org>
Bruna Martins dos Santos <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>
María Paz Canales <mailto:email@example.com>
Chenai Chair <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>
cynthia el khoury <mailto:email@example.com> <cynthia(a)apc.org>