re:publica is an annual three-day conference about digital culture in Europe and the world that takes place in Berlin, Germany. re:publica 18 took place from 2-4 May 2018.
FII’s founder Japleen Pasricha was invited to re:publica 18 by Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) to speak on a panel for their Tech For Good track at re:publica. The panel was titled “The Web Women Want – How does tech fuel the feminist discourse worldwide?” and focussed on online feminist movements and digital tools.
Japleen was accompanied by co-panelists Dorothy Gordon (Chairperson Literacy Bridge Ghana, Literacy Bridge – Accessible Knowledge for All) and Robert Franken (Digital & Diversity Consultant, Equality Consulting) and the session was moderated by Katrin Bornemann (Deputy Head of department “Education and the digital World“, BMZ).
The tweets below give an insight into how the panel rolled out.
— Iffat Gill (@iffatgill) May 4, 2018
Indian feminist @japna_p in the panel discussion on the #rp18 with Scheffer Okore @herrfranken defining #IntersectionalFeminism as the intersection between several types of oppression women face – not only w.r.t. gender but, e.g. also w.r.t. religion, historical origin…etc pic.twitter.com/v3YjQq4nBC
— Tanja Milenkovic (@TanjaMilenkovic) May 4, 2018
— World Summit Award (@WSAoffice) May 4, 2018
“When men talk about feminism, they’re praised. When women talk about feminism online, they’re abused.” @japna_p “That’s how privilege works.” @herrfranken #rp18 #powerofpeople #HeForShe pic.twitter.com/7909EOMgkh
— Ulrike Pehlgrimm (@ulrikepehlgrimm) May 4, 2018
Last day of #republica18, discussing the web women want. Digital tools are important mechanisms to get feminist activists together and bring the voice of marginalized women to the debate. @japna_p #rp18 #TechForGood pic.twitter.com/pcSiCwTJXD
— Rafael Goldzweig (@schmuziger) May 4, 2018
Watch snippets of Japleen’s talk from the panel below.
Also read: How Do You Imagine A Feminist Internet?