The Feminist Principles of the Internet are a set of statements that together provide a framework for women's movements to articulate and explore issues related to technology. They offer a gender and sexual rights lens on critical internet-related rights.
The principles were drafted at the first "Imagine a Feminist Internet" meeting that took place in Malaysia in April 2014. The meeting was organised by the Association for Progressive Communications and brought together 50 activists and advocates working in sexual rights, women’s rights, VAW, and internet rights. It was designed as an adapted open space, where topics were identified, prioritised, and discussed collectively. A group of volunteers from the meeting drafted the first version 1.0 of the principles. This was then subsequently brought to different workshops and events, local and global, and then back to the 2nd "Imagine a Feminist Internet" meeting in July 2015, where a new group of 40 activists discussed, elaborated, and revised the set of principles. The new version was published online on this website in August 2016.
How to get involved.
- Contribute to a Principle
A Feminist internet is built through aggregating our collective and individual experiences. We would be happy to hear from you. To contribute to a principle, you need a user account. Please register and contribute, resources, stories, ideas, actions. Please feel free to contribute in the language of your choice. Or email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Contribute to a deeper articulation of the FPI's - Host a local City Conversation
City Conversations adapt, localise and grow the FPI's. They are one-day exchanges, held in partnership with local organisations, to discuss, expand and localise the FPIs. City Conversations discuss the relevance to your work, to the prinicple(s) selected by local activists which feeds back and informs the further development of the FPIs in order to make sure that the FPI’s respond to local contexts. They aim to build cross-movement interaction between sexual rights, women's rights and internet rights activists, to strengthen participation in internet policy processes, as well as deepen discussions specifically around privacy, the right to information and freedom of expression from a feminist and gender justice perspective.