||"De Feministische Anarchistische Madammen (FAM) hebben zich sinds 1997 georganiseerd en komen om de 3 weken samen in Gent. Wij willen ons bezighouden met anarcha-feminisme, dat de strijd van vrouwen voor gelijkwaardige posities nadrukkelijk in een breder kader plaatst. Wij willen het feminisme binnen brengen in het anarchisme, maar ook het anarchisme in het feminisme. Dit doen we door inhoudelijke discussies te voeren en af en toe workshops en acties te organiseren die gericht zijn tot een breder publiek. Enkele thema's die aan bod zijn gekomen : vrouwen in oorlog, verkiezingen, vrije meningsuiting en vrije seksualiteitsbeleving, vrouwenorganisaties in andere kulturen/continenten...
Het breder kader waarin we de vrouwenstrijd zien, gaat erom dat we meer dan alleen de onderdrukkende sekseverhoudingen willen doorbreken, of kapitalistische uitbuitingen opheffen. Alle onderdrukkende structuren en alle machtsverhoudingen tussen mensen willen we bevragen."
||"Digitales are full days of meetings/participation to share knowledge, skills, experiences, dreams and questioning. They arise from a simple and complex approach : we live here and now. We use new technologies to work, to create, to communicate, for our research, to play, to connect, to learn;
They are a common effort to experiment, to exchange knowledge, thoughts and practices in the world of work and vocational training, of art and academic research, without falling into techno-phobia or becoming techno-fans. We have always approached digital techniques with a critical and creative eye and adopted the women’s movement practices so that our work encourages action directly. Neither conference, nor just a forum, Digitales are continuous days of “work” open to the public and taking place in places of vocational training or of work in Belgium, with people who, are being trained and work there, and with resource people, some local, some not, coming with their tools . Archives (images, sound, texts) are kept online and largely distributed since 2001."
||"An international online databank has been elaborated within the frame of the project "Networks - sisterhoods" and conducted by Prof. Ulrike Rosenbach. www.bild-rausch.de is a platform on internet whose purpose is to present and network female media artists. The network project bild-rausch promotes the mutual dialog of female artists, it serves archiving and communication and is open to curators, art managers, gallery owners, art agencies etc. as an information marketplace. Bild-rausch collects information about artworks and current websites of female artists and display them on online archives in the form of a brief biography, a small sample of images as well as a web link. Interested female artists who are working with modern media (for example photography art, video art, performance art and action art, computer art, network art, sound art and game art) are invited to apply."
|"An international online databank has been elaborated within the frame of the project "Networks - sisterhoods" and conducted by Prof. Ulrike Rosenbach. www.bild-rausch.de is a platform on internet whose purpose is to present and network female media artists. The network project bild-rausch promotes the mutual dialog of female artists, it serves archiving and communication and is open to curators, art managers, gallery owners, art agencies etc. as an information marketplace. Bild-rausch collects information about artworks and current websites of female artists and display them on online archives in the form of a brief biography, a small sample of images as well as a web link. Interested female artists who are working with modern media (for example photography art, video art, performance art and action art, computer art, network art, sound art and game art) are invited to apply."
|Axis, bureau voor de kunsten v/m Oudezijds Watertorenplein
(Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
| "Axis, Foundation for Gender and the Arts, was founded in 1997. Axis initiates and organizes projects such as exhibitions, film and video programmes, symposia and lectures in the area of the visual arts (including new media), performing arts, literature, music and mass media. The introduction of the term "gender," which relates the definition of the sexes to their changing context, and of the concepts "transgender" and "queer," broader interpretations of "gay" and "lesbian," marks the new range of visions on sexual identity. In its programming, Axis focuses on the interchange between the development of these theories and art practice, and seeks to show the influence of unconventional views about sexual identity in art. Special focuses of attention are visions of the future (a theme that was raised by the Avatar event, in response to developments in digital culture), commentary on the mass media (discussed in the "F/M on TV" debates on the basis of the rise of the woman detective), and intercultural interactions (on gender and the visual arts in a worldwide perspective, brought together in the web project "Changing Images")."
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
axis [AT] axisvm.nl
| Radio Onda Rossa
| Tuesday transmission: Martedi autogestito da femministe e lesbiche/ Tuesday self-run feminist and lesbic transmission
|Sister to Sister / Hermana a Hermana (STS/HAH)
||"Sister to Sister / Hermana a Hermana (STS/HAH) is an arts and leadership program that works with girls and young women, ages 9-18, in the Columbia Heights and Shaw neighborhoods of Washington, DC. STS/HAH recognizes that girls and young women need safe learning spaces where they can receive support and guidance, develop their skills and build healthy relationships with other youth and adults. Through ongoing workshops and activities held in centers and schools, STS/HAH provides opportunities for girls and young women to become leaders and to realize their vision for themselves and their community."
contact: Tania Alfredo sts_hah [AT] yahoo.com
||"Digital Sistas is a non-profit organization created to promote and provide technology education and enrichment for young girls and women of color.
Digital Sisters fulfills its mission by offering programs that promote young girls and women of color to be fluent users, inventors of technology, providers of content and academically enriched. These programs will help develop stronger communities particularly those that are traditionally under served."
|Women Make Movies
||"Women Make Movies is a national non-profit feminist media arts organization whose multicultural programs provide resources for both users and producers of media by women. Established to address the underrepresentation and misrepresentation of women in the media, WMM is the largest distributor of women's media in North America. Find out about their Production Assistance program for aspiring producers and directors; browse their online catalog; check out news and events happening in the world of filmmaking; and locate articles, books, library collections, and bibliographies on women in filmmaking on their web site."
|Third World Majority
"Third World Majority (TWM) is a new media training and production resource center run by a collective of young women of color and our allies dedicated to developing new media practices that affect global justice and social change through grassroots political organizing. Through our collaborations with other organizations, we support organizing for social change and global justice in real, representational and virtual worlds where communities of color are centered in the production, distribution and educational processes. Our principal organizing focus is the community digital storytelling workshop. This three-day workshop is a unique training approach that integrates aspects of popular education, creative writing, oral history, facilitative filmmaking, and digital media manipulation to assist people in telling their stories as three-to-five minute digital videos based on the found materials in their lives (like photographs, personal drawings and letters, newspaper clippings, etc.). "
Radio International Feminista- FIRE
Feminist International Radio Endeavor- FIRE : "First women's internet radio"
In Spanish and English.
||"Feminist pages was set up after a discussion about a "women only space" at an anarchist conference. Its original aim was to make readers think about anarcha-feminism, to contribute to educational resources of the topic of anarcha-feminism; and also to re-enforce certain feminist attitudes which are desirable to hold, if you regard yourself as a revolutionary."
"Where is feminism in cyberfeminism?" This a pretty fancy
site on cyberfeminism and among other things a "place for unpublished
material on cyberfeminism - women and technology - gender critique
- on-line art". Not a "zine" but lots of great cyberfeminist
inspiring and celebrating women: the voice of women". A site
by Aliza Sherman (founder of Cybergrrl Inc. and Webgrrls International),
now also RV girl, who has also written a book on cybergrrrls. Has
fun, views, tech sections.
I'm Alex, a CyberGrrrl activist!
Using the internet for feminist activism empowers women to use technology
while working toward feminist social change. It is CyberFeminism.
By exploring these 6 areas of CyberFeminist activism, you'll learn
about activism on the internet and how to use the internet in your
individual or group activism. This website is practical, fun, and
hopefully will make these activist resources more approachable. Be
empowered--be a CyberFeminist! I'll see you along the way! -Alex "
(website inactive 21/02/2006)
digital postcards with works by female artists, extensive info on
health, especially STDs, on relations and girlsites. (Now for sale.)
(website inactive 21/02/2006)
is a global, non-profit organization for women in new media and digital
technology." DE is commited to providing a supportive, educational
community for women. Have chapters across the US, Canada, UK and Japan.
for "chick professionals" (job boards, books, organizations,
My name is Dinah Sanders. I'm a web geek. I like it that way".
Dinah Sanders is a web site designer in San Jose, CA. Posts daily
"blogs", has a MetaGrrlcam, radio and a web version of her
former bookstore Inkspot.
Boys Network is the First International Cyberfeminist Organisation,
a virtual and real coalition of Cyberfeministists. OBN consists of
a core-group of 3-5 women who take responsibility for administrative
and organisational tasks, and an associated worldwide network...OBN
is dedicated to Cyberfeminism. OBN’s concern is to build spaces in
which Cyberfeminists can research, experiment, communicate and act."
(founded in Berlin 1997)
Shermans traveling site and diary while promoting her newest book
Salley – the web magazine
asks the Questions: Who are the women who are building the world
wide web? Could you be one of them?...Our objective is to become
the one-stop resource for all things woman and computer. We will
provide information and resources that will help women make informed
(website inactive 21/02/2006)
Kile and Laurel …authors of "SurferGrrrls: Look Ethel, An Internet
Guide for Us!"...we wanted to have a space on this site for us
to continue to ramble on about the cultural state of the Net...how
we work through being women who work in the computer science industry,
how the world of technology is changing, etc." Lots of women
related links and hotspots.
(website inactive 21/02/2006)
mission is to create dynamic opportunities for women and girls to
explore, learn, and achieve in the fields of art and technology." (San
Matrix emerged from the Cyberswamp during a steamy Southern Australian
Summer, circa 1991. From 1991 - 1997 they presented several installations
and public art works in Australia and overseas, working with new media,
photography, sound and video. Along with Sadie Plant, they coined
the term 'cyberfeminism' in the early 1990's. The impetus of the group
was to investigate and decipher the narratives of domination and control
which surround high technological culture, and explore the construction
of social space, identity and sexuality in cyberspace. The project
which they pursued was one of debunking the masculinist myths which
might alienate women from technological devices and their cultural
products. They believe that women who hijack the tools of domination
and control introduce a rupture into a highly systematised culture
by infecting the machines with radical thought, diverting them from
their inherent purpose of linear topdown mastery.” http://lx.sysx.org/vnsmatrix.html
International – the women’s tech knowledge connection
International provides a forum for women in or interested in new media
and technology to network, exchange job and business leads, form strategic
alliances, mentor and teach, intern and learn the skills to help women
succeed in an increasingly technical workplace and world." (founded
by Aliza Sherman 1995 in NYC)
In Technology International (WITI)
WITI Foundation, founded in 1989 is the premiere association dedicated
to advancing women in technology. The WITI Foundation is dedicated
the number of women in executive roles in technology and technology-based
companies;helping women become more financially independent and technology-literate;
andencouraging young women to choose careers in science and technology."