Call for Contributions to My Story: Gendered Access around the World Exhibition at Stockholm Internet Forum (SIF) 2015

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15.09.2015 - 10:46

*** Call for Contributions to My Story: Gendered Access around the World Exhibition at Stockholm Internet Forum (SIF) 2015 ***
Submission deadline: 30 September 2015

This year’s Stockholm Internet Forum (SIF) 21 to 22nd October 2015, Stockholm Sweden, is the fourth forum in the series. It takes place after two days of Pre-SIF events October 19 to 20th hosted by Sida.
The theme will be ‘A Multi-Dimensional Approach to “Access”’. The
aspects of access will be covered through discussions of issues
related to economy, social networks, technology, policy and human
rights – with a special emphasis on gender equality.

The My Story: Gendered Access around the World Exhibition which is based on the notion that storytelling is a powerful as well as
empowering act is co-facilitated by Sida, NewZambian, Asikana Network, GRACE Network, Free Press Unlimited, AkiraChix and WOUGNET.

This exhibition aims to source narratives that exemplifies both the empowering potential of the Internet, and also the “dark side” of ICTs including the many constraints that exist in gaining access to, and efficiently utilizing, the Internet. Each component of the exhibition tells unique stories which are tied together by the fact that they all highlight narratives of how ICTs relate to aspects of gender, both in positive and negative ways.

The exhibition presents a unique opportunity for local narratives to be fed into the overall conference dialogue in Pre-SIF and Main SIF events.

This is an open call for contributions to the My Story: Gendered
Access around the World Exhibition at Stockholm Internet Forum. Please confirm your interest in participating as soon as possible by sending an email stating which of the format(s) you will be using, your country, and a short description of your sub-themes, to hanna.mccarrick [at] gov.se.

Deadline for sending in exhibition material to hanna.mccarrick [at] gov.se is September 30th. Note that you do not have to send the full material as an attachment; it is acceptable to send links to e.g. uploaded videos on YouTube.

For your further information, kindly find attached a more elaborate discussion on the gender focus of SIF 2015. It is developed by APC ourselves! Let's use the exhibition to showcase more of what we do in this space.

Looking forward to your active participation!

Regards,

Dorothy