Wikimedia Mexico invited women from different regions of the country for a discussion on how we inhabit the internet, about the gender gap and online violence, but above anything else, to exchange information, experiences and create networks among women for self-care and collective care.
The First #JuntasEnInternet (#TogetherOnTheInternet) Meeting took place on June 16 and 17 at the Cultural Center of Spain in Mexico (CCEMx), a cultural space in the historical downtown located in the heart of Mexico-Tenochtitlan.
Maryana Iskander, executive director of the Wikimedia Foundation, was responsible for the inauguration of this event, saying a few words of welcome virtually. She was introduced by the executive director of Wikimedia Mexico Carmen Alcázar and Isabel Ruz, responsible for Support Services for diversity, inclusion, gender and human rights of CCEMx.
Throughout these two days, roundtables were held covering topics related to technological appropriation, gender bias, violence against women and girls on the Internet, the political and legal context of digital violence in Mexico, human rights for a violence free life, violence on the internet against women journalists and human rights defenders and freedom of speech with the participation of Anasuya Sengupta, Claudia Pozo, Mariana Fosstti, Ana Laura Godínez, Diana Valero, Irene Soria, Angie Contreras, Claudia Pedraza, Lulú Barrera , Lucía Lagunes, Martha Tudón and Marcela Nochebuena.
Además, se brindaron talleres sobre justicia transformativa, biografía tecnológica y resiliencia emocional con Walys Becerril, Alex Argüelles, Grecia Macías y Luisa Ortiz.
A strong, empathic and close bond was built between all the participants and at the end of the meeting, a visit to a wrestling match, one of the most popular sporting events in Mexico, was organized in the Mexico City Arena.
As a result of this meeting, two new alliances have been formed and the participants are in constant communication for exchange of information and to continue to strengthen the collaborative networks.