[APAC-Discuss] Report of Workshop 7 on Rights Based and Gender Inclusion [APrIGF]

Salanieta T. Tamanikaiwaimaro salanieta.tamanikaiwaimaro at gmail.com
Tue Aug 5 07:26:10 UTC 2014

Dear All,

This is to advise you that I participated in Workshop 7 as a remote
Panelist on a Workshop titled :
*Towards a dynamic and active Asia Pacific Internet Governance rights-based
space with gender perspective*

The Workshop was convened by Lisa Garcia, Foundation for Media
Alternatives, Philippinnes.
Panelists were:

   - Dr. Anja Kovacs <http://2014.rigf.asia/speakers/#Anja>, Director,
   Internet Democracy Project, India
   - Ms. Noelle de Guzman <http://2014.rigf.asia/speakers/#Noelle>,
   Regional Programmes Coordinator, Internet Society Asia-Pacific
   - Ms. Naomi Fontanos <http://2014.rigf.asia/speakers/#Naomi>, Executive
   Director, Gender and Development Advocates Filipinas (GANDA Filipinas)
   - Ms. Nica Dumlao <http://2014.rigf.asia/speakers/#Nica>, Internet
   Rights Coordinator, Foundation for Media Alternatives, Philippines
   - Mr. Arthit Suriyawongkul <http://2014.rigf.asia/speakers/#Arthit>,
   Coordinator, Thai Netizen Network *(Remote)*
   - Ms. Salanieta Tamanikaiwaimaro <http://2014.rigf.asia/speakers/#Sala> ,
   Director, Pasifika Nexus *(Remote)*
   - Mr.  Shahzad Ahmad <http://2014.rigf.asia/speakers/#Shahzad>, Country
   Director, Bytes for All *(Remote)*

We had a very good mix of Panelists who spoke on various issues related to
gender and Rights based approach. I enclose the presentation I made.There
was discussions on the following:

   - Government control and its impact on vulnerable communities
   - Corporate control and its impact on vulnerable communities
   - Impact of laws against sex workers online
   - Policy needs to be Gender Inclusive
   - The need to develop Gender metrics in policy development
   - Greater networking
   - There was also case studies from Thailand and Pakistan.

Kind Regards,


Kind Regards,
Salanieta Tamanikaiwaimaro
President South Pacific Computer Society [ALS]
Founder Pasifika Nexus
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