Ensuring women have a say in internet governance

The Bangladesh Internet Governance Forum (BIGF) and its special body the Bangladesh Women IGF (BWIGF) Saturday organised a day-long training workshop on governance in the capital.

The Bangladesh Women IGF works to ensure a gender perspective is included in the key debates around internet governance issues, such as content regulation, privacy, access, and freedom of expression.

It also aims to increase women’s participation at the BIGF and IGF and related fora, support capacity building of gender advocates, and promote more effective linkages between local, regional and global initiatives on gender and information society.

Today’s workshop helped the participants explore internet governance in different ways through several new ideas and discussions.

At the event, Afroza Haq Rina MP, an adviser to the Bangladesh Women IGF, called for ensuring affordable internet for all women to improve their lives and livelihoods.

Bangladesh Women IGF Secretary General Farha Mahmud Trina, former secretary Md Nasir Uddin Ahmed, AHM Bazlur Rahman, CEO of Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication, Khaza Md Anas Khan, country manager of GIGABYTE Technology, BIGF Secretary General Mohammad Abdul Haq Anu, Shahnaz Sharmeen, chief reporter of Nagorik TV, and Shahnaz Munni, chief news editor of News 24 TV, were present.

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