Your Voices for Digital Inclusion at the Internet Governance Forum in Istanbul

When the ninth annual Internet Governance Forum (IGF) commenced last week in Istanbul, Turkey, World Pulse was there to bring your voices and solutions to the table. We’ve been working hard to synthesize the nearly 600 submissions we received from community members in over 70 countries. We are using this crowdsourced data to generate a conversation with key stakeholders on how women’s digital inclusion can be accelerated and prioritized to digitally empower women around the world. Drawing from hundreds of testimonials collected during the WWW: Women Weave the Web Campaign, World Pulse Digital Action Campaigns Manager, Leana Mayzlina, and community member Iffat Rose Gill, presented recommendations on women’s digital inclusion and empowerment in two sessions at IGF. The forum hosted more than 2,500 participants representing governments, inter-governmental organizations, the private sector, technical community and civil society to examine cross-border Internet governance. The World Pulse session has generated a discussion with key technology companies, international organizations, and governments on how to improve efforts to support women’s full engagement in the information society and transform their recommendations into actionable plans and policies. And this global conversation is just getting started!

On the horizon...

Next month—World Pulse will be presenting the preliminary findings of the Women Weave the Web Campaign at key forums, including an exclusive workshop for leaders in the technology industry at Twitter’s San Francisco headquarters, hosted by Super Women at Twitter and campaign partner Business for Social Responsibility.

Early 2015—We will release our in-depth analysis and key takeaways from the campaign.

Mukut
Sep 09, 2014
Sep 09, 2014

Commendable! Brilliant work once again by the super talented and hard working team of WP.

Looking forward to hear more about the takeaways from the campaign.

Love, Mukut

Olanike
Sep 11, 2014
Sep 11, 2014

Nice to connect with your brilliant thoughts, Mukut. I cannot but agree with you!

Love, Greengirl

Olanike
Sep 11, 2014
Sep 11, 2014

It's really nice to know that that the World Pulse Team is unrelenting in its commitment towards ensuring that women's voices reverberate at important Forums. Keep the flag flying for the mutual benefit of the World Pulse community!

Brilliant work!!!

Hugs, Greengirl

JOY Eze
Sep 21, 2014
Sep 21, 2014

Thank you world pulse for making it possible for women world wide to have their say and be heard. world pulse is working.

Osai
Sep 28, 2014
Sep 28, 2014

Can't wait to read about the findings. Thanks for all the good work.

Best, Osai

Ahdi Hassan
Nov 06, 2014
Nov 06, 2014

you are doing well

Sahra Ahmed Koshin
Nov 20, 2014
Nov 20, 2014

Wonderful WP team!

keep doing your thing! With love from Somalia

Ahdi Hassan
Nov 27, 2014
Nov 27, 2014

you are shining World Pulse community.