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Developed at the Gender, Sexuality and the Internet Meeting organized by the Association for Progressive Communications
13-15 April, 2014
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FRIDAY FILE: The Association for Progressive Communications (APC) held a global meeting on gender, sexuality and the internet, in Malaysia between 12 and 17 April, to explore and develop the collective understanding of what a feminist internet looks like. AWID interviewed Nadine Moawad[i] about the meeting, and APC's EROTICS project.
“What is the internet we dreamed of?” was the main question raised during the first day of the Global Meeting on Gender, Sexuality and the Internet which is taking place in Port Dickson, Malaysia, until 17 April, to explore and develop a collective understanding of what a feminist internet looks like. What did we expect from the internet 10, 15 or 20 years ago? What did we hope the internet would do for feminism and social activism? What were the milestones during this time?
During the first day of the Global Meeting on Gender, Sexuality and the Internet which ocurred in Port Dickson, Malaysia, to explore the collective understanding of what a feminist internet looks like, a panel on “Power, politics and agency” took place with the participation of Chat Garcia Ramilo from the Philippines, Joy Liddicoat from New Zealand, Horacio Sívori from Brazil, Valentina Pellizer from Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bishakha Datta from India, and Sheena Magenya from Kenya.
Why are internet rights important to sexual rights activists and why are sexual rights important to internet rights activists? These two questions formed the basis for discussion at a preparatory meeting for a global dialogue on gender, sexuality and the internet taking place in Malaysia this week.
Is a feminist internet possible? How has the internet shifted the way we understand power, politics, activism and agency? These are the insights of many activists under the call to #imagineafeministinternet.