The Feminist Internet eXchange

A space that puts feminism –in all of its diversity & creativity– at the heart of engagement with technology, bringing together activists, researchers, & techies working on advancing a feminist internet.

How are feminists engaging with the internet politically and personally?

What started out as a useful tool to support our activism is now a critical part of our organizing and must also be part of our political agenda.

As technology developments increasingly impact rights and social justice, we must influence and build alliances with movements calling for a free and open internet, unconditional access, freedom of expression, and the right to holistic safety, including online.

Hub sessions during the Forum

Sessions at Hub location:

Visit the Hub on site to check out full schedule and sign up for stuff!

There will be no formal interpretation at the Hub, but you may find someone who can help do some interpretation there, or sign up as an interpretation friend if you can speak more than one language

At the Feminist Internet eXchange Hub you will be able to engage with:

Ideas Adapt

A comfortable space to hang out and get inspired by the diversity of work and thinking connecting feminism and technology, made up by lightning talks and a marketplace of ideas to showcase innovative, insightful and thought-provoking initiatives and approaches to technology.

FemHack Lab

An open and creative kitchen where you can: unpack and exchange skills on strategic and creative communications; hack/disrupt patriarchal power structures embedded in technology; and mesh-up culture, technology and activism.

The Feminist Internet Exchange Hub at the 2010 AWID Forum



Ideas Adapt

  • 11:30 – 12:00 Intelligent social media data: How to secure data online – S.K.I.R.T.S 
  • 12:00 – 12:30 Hackfeminist self-defence and free digital ecosystems – Kéfir and Laboratorio de Interconectividades
  • 12:30 – 13:00 Safer nudes – Coding Rights
  • 14:30 – 16:00 Using video tech to empower women's rights – WITNESS
  • 16:30 – 18:00 ICT against VAW and girls – Si Jeunesse Savait

FemHack Lab

  • 11:30 – 13:00 Collaborative radio – Palabra Radio
  • 15:00 – 15:30 Models for movement building/skill sharing networks online and offline – RAD
  • 16:30 – 17:00 Where on the internet is your knowledge? – Whose Knowledge


Ideas Adapt

  • 11:30 – 12:00, presentation of a new digital tool for feminist organising – Manifiesta
  • 12:30 – 13:00 Web TV amplifying women warriors – Luchadoras
  • 14:30 – 16:00 Creative disruption: Women and girls take on tech – Global Fund for Women
  • 16:30 – 17:00 DatNav, a new guide for human rights and digital data – Engine Room
  • 17:00 – 17:30 FTX: Safety Reboot and mobiles – Association for Progressive Communications

FemHack Lab

  • 11:30 – 13:00 Teaching participatory video: A hands-on workshop in using cellphilms for sexual rights advocacy – Nelson Mandela University
  • 14:30 – 15:30 Coming back to tech: How do you come back to using tech after facing something traumatic or violence? – Tactical Technology Collective
  • 16:30 – 17:00 Tracking your period: Data economy and the risks for privacy and security of (very) personal data - Coding Rights
  • 17:00 – 17:30, a hands-on exploration of a new digital tool for feminist organising – Manifiesta


Ideas Adapt

  • 11:30 – 12:00 Online violence, gender and anonymity in Latin America: Launching of Antigivilancia newsletter 14th edition – Coding Rights
  • 12:00 – 12:30 Tech2Empower – Wake International
  • 12:30 – 13:00 Women's stories and storytelling to transform women's perspectives towards femininity – Minas Program
  • 14:30 – 15:00 Compartiendo conocimiento feminista en Wikipedia – WikiMujeres
  • 15:00 – 15:30 Models for movement building/skill sharing networks online and offline – RAD
  • 15:30 – 16:00 Presentation of the bulletin on Sexuality, SRHR and the internet – Tactical Technology Collective and ARROW

FemHack Lab

  • 11:30 – 13:00 Storytelling e engajamento social – Parafuso Educomunicação
  • 14:30 – 16:00 Estratégias de resistência para o ativismo digital feminista – F3mhack/MariaLab/Escola de Ativismo
  • 16:30 – 17:00 Tools for movement builders: ICT toolkit and We Rise – Just Associates
  • 17:00 – 18:00 Wikipedia feminista: Writing women’s rights issues into Wikipedia –  WikiMujeres


Organized by

Association for Progressive Communications (APC) in partnership with AWID


  • Luchadoras TV
  • One World Platform
  • Radio Palabra
  • Coding Rights
  • Derechos Digitales
  • Global Fund for Women

 And with the participation of many collectives, advocates and organizations.

Come & meet us!

You'll get new ideas, inspiration & maybe even potential collaboration!

If you have an idea, skill or initiative you'd like to share at the Hub, email us: