To respond to this emerging reality, the Association for Progressive Communications is collaborating with Mamacash, CREA, FRIDA, Urgent Action Fund, Astraea and AWID to organise a 4-day convening to bring together actors who are differently located within movement building work to reflect, question, imagine and create by asking ourselves and each other.
In 2016 Point of View, in partnership with local organisations hosted two City Conversations. One in Mumbai, with 34 participants and second in Delhi. The Mumbai conversation explored the links between pornography, gender, sexuality and freedom of speech. The Delhi conversation was in partnership with CREA and called TANGLED LIKE WOOL! It focused entirely on online pornography, which was an historic first in India. Each meeting was a daylong one, held in partnership with a local organization, who mobilised participants and helped develop the agenda.
In the last week of July, Zimbabwe held its first Harare City Conversation, collaboratively facilitated by the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) and feminist organisations, Her Zimbabwe and Coalition of African Lesbians (CAL). Participants for this particular conversation included feminists in journalism, visual art, internet rights activism, digital security, movement building, as well as sex and sexuality rights activism.
On 27 April 2017 the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) and Asamblea Permanente por los Derechos Humanos (APDH) hosted a City Conversation on the FPI’s in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Speakers and organisations were from Buenos Aires, Rosario and Córdoba. Participants explored the FPI principles of Access, movement building, amplifying feminis discourse, Freedom of Expression, anonimity, privacy, online violence. Participants were from a variety of organisations, genders and ages.
This workshop was held in February 2017 in partnership with Masimanyane Women’s Support Centre and Women'sNet. Participants came from sectors such as sex work, LGBTIQ, rural health workers and the teaching community. The 2-day gathering focused on the FPI Cluster of Agency with much discussion on the high cost of mobile data. The ICT Toolkit for Feminist Movement building was used as a training too.
On 26 January in Sarajevo, Bosnia Herzegovina, One world Platfrom and feminist online media ŽenskaposlaBA, organised a City Conversation on the FPI’s. After an overview of the framework of the FPI’s, the clusters of Access, Movement Building and Agency were discussed with a focus on the princiiples of access to the internet, access to information, amplifying women’s narratives as well as Anonimity and Children and Youth.