Some feminist lovers of the internet and the Association for Progressive Communications are organising a Feminist Internet eXchange pop-up at the Reading Room, in Bangkok on 31st July 2017 (9:30am-5:30pm). This will be following the 2017 Asia Pacific Regional Internet Governance Forum.
The main objective of this meetup is to look at the Feminist Principles of the Internet through the lens of the experiences related to gender, sexuality and technology in Asia Pacific. We would also like to come up with a set of recommendations for the Asia Pacific Regional Internet Governance Forum (APrIGF) synthesis document as a way to surface gender and sexuality into the internet governance platforms and discussions in the region. This pop-up event will also serve as a space for bringing in more activists and those working in the development sectors and their voices to spread the word about the Feminist Principles of the Internet.
The event will feature the soft launch of the EROTICS (Exploratory Research on Sexuality and ICTs) South Asia three country (India, Nepal, and Sri Lanka) research study on sexual expression, sexual content online and its various gatekeepers in the larger context of a free internet for all.
We hope you can join us for this Feminist Internet eXchange and add value to the event with your knowledge, expertise, and overall awesomeness.
Women and Media Collective, Sri Lanka
Note on logistics:
- Address to the Reading Room – 19 Si Lom, Khwaeng Silom, Khet Bang Rak, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10500, Thailand
- The venue is centrally located in Silom, known for its street food market and a variety of restaurants. We will have a 1.5 hour long lunch break for participants to be able to explore local cuisine.
- This is a community–organised event, and so we’d really appreciate any contribution to cover the venue rental.