[IGFmaglist] Fwd: IGF: Intersessional and WG Proposals

Renata Aquino Ribeiro raquino at gmail.com
Tue May 17 20:27:26 EDT 2016


Hi

Thank you Jac. Whichever path this work takes us, I`m happy to contribute.

Best,

Renata

On Thu, May 12, 2016 at 2:30 PM, Jac sm Kee <jac at apcwomen.org> wrote:
> Thanks for all the great inputs and suggestions. I have brought this
> conversation to the BPF mailing list, and hopefully also hear back from
> the community what they would like to focus on.
>
> Renata - thanks for also offering to be a co-chair. I think it would be
> fantastic to have you on board :)
>
> Best,
> jac
>
>
> ---------------------------------
> Jac sm Kee
> Manager, Women's Rights Programme
> Association for Progressive Communications
> www.apc.org | www.takebackthetech.net | erotics.apc.org
> Jitsi: jacsmk | Skype: jacsmk | Twitter: @jhybe
>
> On 10/05/2016 23:26, Renata Aquino Ribeiro wrote:
>> Dear Ginger and all
>>
>> If I did not express clearly my support for the accessibiity /
>> disability participation efforts, I would like to hightlight again the
>> support.
>>
>> I'd also point out that sometimes "packaging" themes may result in
>> this confusion. It did already happen with "gender and trade" main
>> session, and just before we were discussing "gender and online abuse"
>> and "gender and access".
>>
>> I may have read that the chair and secretariat are preparing a list of
>> WGs proposed and their support so maybe it will be clearer then.
>>
>> Still, I'd just highlight the following
>>
>> BPF on countering online abuse
>> Support the continuation of this work, volunteered to it and I believe
>> the idea of addressing "gender and access" can be a focus as the issue
>> of abuse also comes from the fact itself that women are minority in
>> some online fora or, even if they do build a work of their own, it can
>> be captured by those in favor of continuing the status quo.
>>
>> Best,
>>
>> Renata
>>
>>
>> On Tue, May 10, 2016 at 10:31 AM, Ginger Paque <virginiap at diplomacy.edu> wrote:
>>> Thanks for the explanations and nuances of this discussion. I agree with
>>> Marilyn that the issue of gender and abuse needs to be ongoing.
>>>
>>> I think that gender and access is a broader priority issue, because we need
>>> to make sure we address getting online and opening doors (while, of course,
>>> still making sure these doors are safe to open). I join Renata, Jac, and
>>> others in support of a BPF on gender and access as an important, ongoing
>>> part of IGF work.
>>>
>>> I had earlier brought up the possibility of a WG on access that included
>>> online participation and disability efforts. There was no interest
>>> manifested, as other important priorities are being addressed. While online
>>> participation is being supported on an ongoing basis by the IGF Secretariat
>>> and team, I am concerned whether we are giving disability issues the
>>> attention they need.
>>>
>>> Cheers,
>>> Ginger
>>>
>>> Ginger (Virginia) Paque
>>> DiploFoundation
>>>
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>>>
>>> On Mon, May 9, 2016 at 3:47 PM, Marilyn Cade <marilynscade at hotmail.com>
>>> wrote:
>>>>
>>>> I'd like to propose that the existing BPF stay focused on countering
>>>> online abuse for 2016, and that we focus on enhancing understanding of
>>>> access and economic and social/cultural opportunity through ICTs [parts of
>>>> Goal5/SDGs] in workshops during IGF2016, and even as it reflects into a
>>>> couple of main sessions, and then assess how to integrate, or have congruent
>>>> BPFs for the next stage for 2017.
>>>>
>>>> I don't want to lose the focus on the broad and rather challenging
>>>> discussions about what is abuse online; and how to counter...
>>>>
>>>> By the way, there is an upcoming UNESCO meeting, that I think may  have
>>>> some implications/interest, so once I have more details, I can post to those
>>>> interested.
>>>> M
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>> Subject: Re: [IGFmaglist] Fwd: IGF: Intersessional and WG Proposals
>>>>> To: marilynscade at hotmail.com; alejandra.erramuspe at agesic.gub.uy;
>>>>> raquino at gmail.com
>>>>> CC: igfmaglist at intgovforum.org
>>>>> From: jac at apcwomen.org
>>>>> Date: Tue, 10 May 2016 01:24:33 +0800
>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> Hi Marilyn,
>>>>>
>>>>> Thanks for your thoughts on this. Agree that a gender-focussed BPF that
>>>>> is sustained is a great idea, since as you noted, there are many
>>>>> dimensions to this issue.
>>>>>
>>>>> The BPF on countering online abuse has produced a really comprehensive
>>>>> report, and at the end of the process, it felt that we have a really
>>>>> solid basis on which updates can be added to - framing the BPF report as
>>>>> a kind of living document.
>>>>>
>>>>> What was identified as an important area to expand the work is on gender
>>>>> and access - which links also solidly to SDGs, and WSIS work in this
>>>>> area. Since there is interest, support and commitment to the work, seems
>>>>> like a good first step to take on another dimension of the work on
>>>>> gender.
>>>>>
>>>>> Although I think you're right that this should not mean de-prioritising
>>>>> the countering online violence work. Maybe some thought needs to be
>>>>> given to how we envisage the "living document" work, also in sharing
>>>>> these comprehensive reports to different spaces where the conversation
>>>>> is happening. Something for the WG on intersessional work to help think
>>>>> through?
>>>>>
>>>>> jac
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> ---------------------------------
>>>>> Jac sm Kee
>>>>> Manager, Women's Rights Programme
>>>>> Association for Progressive Communications
>>>>> www.apc.org | www.takebackthetech.net | erotics.apc.org
>>>>> Jitsi: jacsmk | Skype: jacsmk | Twitter: @jhybe
>>>>>
>>>>> On 07/05/2016 05:19, Marilyn Cade wrote:
>>>>>> I am interested in our elaborating this discussion a bit before
>>>>>> deciding
>>>>>> as MAG members.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Here are my thoughts.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> the issues of gender related abuse are serious, and deserve attention,
>>>>>> however, this is only one part of the SDG Goal 5, which includes
>>>>>> gender
>>>>>> equality and empowerment.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> My work with WAVE is related to both areas, but a good deal of my
>>>>>> focus
>>>>>> is on economic empowerment -- e.g. giving women and girls paths to
>>>>>> economic opportunities and ways, also tries to address social and
>>>>>> civic
>>>>>> empowerment, which in and of itself is empowering.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Gender based abuse online is a serious and important topic.
>>>>>> Personally,
>>>>>> I think that both areas deserve some distinct focus. I am not
>>>>>> suggesting to have two BPFs at this point, believe me, but I am just
>>>>>> trying to understand the focus of those presently engaged, and wanting
>>>>>> to be sure that we do not lose the critical focus on abuse of women
>>>>>> and
>>>>>> girls on line.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> I will not offer to join that BPF, however, due to my personal focus
>>>>>> in
>>>>>> this area on the economic and leadership empowerment, but there is
>>>>>> great
>>>>>> inter relatedness and I do support the continuation of last year's
>>>>>> BPF...
>>>>>>
>>>>>> I do not support a /*general*/ label of gender BPF, however, as as we
>>>>>> see in Goal 5, there are several critical tracks.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> But that is only my individual view.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> M
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> From: jac at apcwomen.org
>>>>>> To: alejandra.erramuspe at agesic.gub.uy; raquino at gmail.com
>>>>>> Date: Wed, 4 May 2016 23:47:59 +0800
>>>>>> Subject: Re: [IGFmaglist] Fwd: IGF: Intersessional and WG Proposals
>>>>>> CC: igfmaglist at intgovforum.org
>>>>>>
>>>>>> This is great! Thanks so much for volunteering for this.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Right now, the list is called BPF on online abuse. I'll check with
>>>>>> secretariat to whether to create a new list or maybe rename that list
>>>>>> as
>>>>>> gender
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Thanks again :)
>>>>>> j
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> ---------------------------------
>>>>>> Jac sm Kee
>>>>>> Manager, Women's Rights Programme
>>>>>> Association for Progressive Communications
>>>>>> www.apc.org | www.takebackthetech.net | erotics.apc.org
>>>>>> Jitsi: jacsmk | Skype: jacsmk | Twitter: @jhybe
>>>>>>
>>>>>> On 02/05/2016 23:39, Alejandra Erramuspe wrote:
>>>>>>> +1 to work in this BPF
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Alejandra Erramuspe
>>>>>>> Comunicación Institucional
>>>>>>> AGESIC
>>>>>>> Liniers 1324 Piso 3
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>>>>>>> Montevideo - Uruguay
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
>>>>>>> *De: *"Renata Aquino Ribeiro" <raquino at gmail.com>
>>>>>>> *Para: *"Jac sm Kee" <jac at apcwomen.org>
>>>>>>> *CC: *"MAG-public" <igfmaglist at intgovforum.org>
>>>>>>> *Enviados: *Domingo, 1 de Mayo 2016 14:48:21
>>>>>>> *Asunto: *Re: [IGFmaglist] Fwd: IGF: Intersessional and WG Proposals
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Hi
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Just a small correction on this email
>>>>>>> The BPF Gender and Access is the one which I had seen the search for
>>>>>>> a
>>>>>>> co-coordinator.
>>>>>>> However, starting as a member, I`d reaffirm my interest in
>>>>>>> volunteering
>>>>>>> for it.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Thank you
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> On Thu, Apr 28, 2016 at 4:15 PM, Renata Aquino Ribeiro
>>>>>>> <raquino at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>>>>> Hi
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> I`d also like to help on the DC Gender and Access
>>>>>>>> And I would like to volunteer to co-coordinate if a volunteer is
>>>>>>>> still
>>>>>>>> being sought
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> Thanks
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> On Thu, Apr 28, 2016 at 1:52 PM, Jac sm Kee <jac at apcwomen.org>
>>>>>>>> wrote:
>>>>>>>>> Hello all,
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> Apologies for missing the last virtual meeting. And great to see
>>>>>>>>> the
>>>>>>>>> work on WGs moving forward.
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> I wld like to recommit to volunteering for the WG on intersessional
>>>>>>>>> work. To be able to discuss e.g. how to extend the reach and impact
>>>>>>>>> of
>>>>>>>>> BPF work and 'living documents' (discussed below), and think
>>>>>>>>> through
>>>>>>>>> modalities to support on-going work from year to year.
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> Also to recap on BPF on countering online abuse and gender based
>>>>>>>>> violence, the suggestion was to change it to Gender and Access -
>>>>>>>>> while
>>>>>>>>> retaining a focus on gender, to examine a different component of
>>>>>>>>> it. And
>>>>>>>>> for the BPF on countering online abuse and GBV as a living document
>>>>>>>>> which will continue to be updated.
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> Best,
>>>>>>>>> jac
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> ---------------------------------
>>>>>>>>> Jac sm Kee
>>>>>>>>> Manager, Women's Rights Programme
>>>>>>>>> Association for Progressive Communications
>>>>>>>>> www.apc.org | www.takebackthetech.net | erotics.apc.org
>>>>>>>>> Jitsi: jacsmk | Skype: jacsmk | Twitter: @jhybe
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> On 26/04/2016 06:04, avri doria wrote:
>>>>>>>>>> Hi,
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>> On
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>> BPF: Strengthening Multistakeholder Participation Mechanisms
>>>>>>>>>>> (year 2)
>>>>>>>>>>> MAG Lead Coordinator(s)/Experts:
>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>> Avri Doria, Cheryl Miller
>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>> Reported: Objectives reached
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>> It was well pointed out at the last meeting, that turning the work
>>>>>>>>>> into
>>>>>>>>>> a online living resource was recommend by the group last year.
>>>>>>>>>> Perhaps
>>>>>>>>>> we should organize some effort to scope out the best way to do
>>>>>>>>>> this
>>>>>>>>>> before the next IGF meeting.
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>> avri
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>> On 25-Apr-16 11:31, Lynn St.Amour wrote:
>>>>>>>>>>> Dear MAG members,
>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>> following on from my earlier memo, please find attached two
>>>>>>> documents from the IGF secretariat and myself.
>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>> The IGF Community Intersessional document attempts to capture the
>>>>>>> current state of play with regards to IGF community intercessional
>>>>>>> activities (note: name changed from "IGF Intercessional activities”
>>>>>>> to
>>>>>>> better reflect the involvement and leadership from the broader
>>>>>>> community). The recommendations are for your review and comments. We
>>>>>>> also attempted to include the coordinators for these activities
>>>>>>> (where
>>>>>>> already agreed), and highlighted several areas where additional MAG
>>>>>>> coordinators are needed, so please review, and volunteer.
>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>> The second document captures the current state of various WG
>>>>>>> discussions. It may be useful to have a similar set of operating
>>>>>>> recommendations for WGs as for the IGF Intercessional activities, and
>>>>>>> we
>>>>>>> look forward to your thoughts.
>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>> And, thank you to the IGF secretariat for pulling this together,
>>>>>>>>>>> it
>>>>>>> should help advance our discussions tomorrow.
>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>> Bst regards,
>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>> Lynn and the IGF Secretariat
>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>> On Apr 24, 2016, at 1:14 PM, Lynn St.Amour
>>>>>>> <lynn at internet-matters.org> wrote:
>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>> Virat, thank you for your proposal for a "WG TO UPDATE MAIN
>>>>>>> SESSION GUIDELINES AND SUPPORT PLANNING”, as this will be discussed
>>>>>>> at
>>>>>>> our upcoming meeting.
>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>> The secretariat and I are also preparing a table of all the IGF
>>>>>>> Intersessional activities to-date (i.e. BPFs, DCs, NRIs, and CNB -
>>>>>>> II),
>>>>>>> the main purpose being to identify MAG resources in support of those
>>>>>>> activities. We will get it out ahead of our meeting and in future
>>>>>>> will
>>>>>>> work to get all documents out early enough to allow a reasonable
>>>>>>> review
>>>>>>> period ahead of our meetings.
>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>> It would be very helpful if we could have a written proposal for
>>>>>>> the WG on WS Evaluations from Rasha or Flávio, and an update/proposal
>>>>>>> from Constance on Connecting the Next Billion - Phase II.
>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>> If MAG members are intending to submit requests for additional
>>>>>>> WGs, please send the proposals to the MAG list in advance of the
>>>>>>> meeting.
>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>> Best,
>>>>>>>>>>>> Lynn
>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>
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