In January 2005, for the fifth time, trade unions, NGOs, and other social movement actors discussed their future together in a world confronted by wars, disasters, economic and social injustice and discrimination. Women’s rights and feminism were present at the WSF in a number of events, demonstrations, panel discussions and debates.
DigitallFuture was there, reporting from the Forum and publishing daily through a number of websites, including Les Penelopes.
Now a selection of the articles and analysis from the event and its key issues are available in tabloid form. DigitallFuture No 2 will be published on April 1st 2005.
DigitallFuture is a bilingual feminist quarterly magazine produced by an international team of activist writers. It analyzes international events from a feminist perspective, interpreting local situations in a global context. It uses information to service social movements.
Distributed free where it is needed, DigitallFuture can also be sold by local groups that share Digital Future’s philosophy. The money generated by these sales will be used for local activism.
Summary of Digitall Future n°2:
Women’s activism at the World Social Forum, by Dafne Sabanes Plou / APC /WNSP
Collective strategizing: a challenge to the women’s movement, by Dafne Sabanes Plou / APC WNSP
On the sunny side of the street, by Dominique Foufelle / Les Pénélopes
Landless peasants were also there, by Mina Saadadi / IIAV
Free software for free women, by Christina Haralanova / GERT
Some activists portraits
Why should women attend the World Summit of Information Society? by Mina Saadadi / IIAV
Tie a white band, fight poverty!, by Christina Haralanova / GERT
Latin American and Caribbean women get ready for feminist encounter, by Dafne Sabanes Plou / APC /WNSP
Sharing and living her feminism, by Christina Haralanova / GERT
Land means dignity to indigenous people, by Blanca Chancoso/ Confederation of Indigenous Nations in Ecuador
Out and about
Porto Alegre - WSF or not, photos from Malala Fontan
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