IGF Best Practice Forum Gender & Access (2017): Unique challenges for unique women

This is the final output resource produced by a community of participants in the Internet Governance Forum (IGF)’s Best Practice Forum (BPF) on Gender and Access in 2017. This document includes a big list of organizations doing work on this specific context of providing and/or facilitating meaningful access to the internet for specific groups of women and girls.

The BPF’s work in 2015 and 2016 made it clear that women in different circumstances may experience unique barriers to meaningful Internet access and use. Yet little research and very few initiatives differentiate between the needs and barriers of women in diverse communities or circumstances. The BPF Gender’s work in 2017 therefore focused on identifying the needs and challenges of various women’s groups, including refugee women, indigenous women, young women, women with disabilities, rural women and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) women with respect to Internet access.