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IGF 2022 BPF Gender and Digital Rights

2022 Focus Areas

The 2022 Best Practice Forum on Gender and Digital Rights will look into the impact of regulations from a gender justice perspective and generate conversations with people who are affected by these regulatory practices, as well as assess the impacts of the diminishing privacy and hiper-fiscalizations of women and LGBTQI+ people online.

Under the scope "Hyper-fiscalization through regulation", the BPF defines the theme as any over regulatory practice - i.e., newly proposed regulation or legal amendments turned into gendered censorship - that might represent changes in ensuring freedom of expression, preservation of online identities, safety and civic spaces, and criminalization of activities of historically marginalized communities.

This year's work is an opportunity to raise awareness of how some regulations are pervasive and directly affect the wellbeing of women and LGBTQIA+ communities. It also aims to bring an intersectional perspective to the IGF agenda of urgent and necessary transformations for a gender-sensitive ecosystem, which adds value to the overall democratic development.

The community engagement will continue to happen over a dedicated mailing list. All interested stakeholders are most welcome to subscribe through this link. Participants are expected to respect the IGF Code of Conduct.

Read more about this BPF 2021 Output as the foundation for this year's work.



BPF Coordinating Team

  • Amrita Choudhury (MAG Facilitator)
  • Bruna Martins dos Santos (MAG Facilitator)
  • Courtney Radsch (MAG Facilitator)
  • Marwa Azelmat (Coordination Team)
  • Daphnee Iglesias (Consultant IGF Secretariat)



Meetings & Updates


BPF Gender Call VIII, 17 October 2022 15:00 UTC (calendar link tbc)


  • BPF Gender Call VII, 26 September 2022 15:00 UTC
  • BPF Gender Call VI, 05 September 2022 15:00 UTC
  • BPF Gender Call V, 25 August 2022 15:00 UTC
    • Minutes under collation
  • BPF Gender Call IV, 11 August 2022 15:00 UTC
  • BPF Gender Call III, 25 July 2022 15:00 UTC
  • BPF Gender update to the IGF 2nd Open Consultations and MAG meeting, 06-08 July 2022
  • BPF Gender Call II, 04 July 2022 15:00 UTC
  • BPF Gender Call I, 06 June 2022 13:30 UTC