When Sabeen Mahmud, a WHRD from Pakistan who had organised the first hackathon in that country was shot dead, participants to the femhack mailing list proposed to dedicate the feminist hackathon to her memory and a new date was decided for the 24th of May.Under the umbrella of this international call for action.
The call for participation, website design,translations were all based on volunteer work, and resulted into a bottom up and decentralized effort among participants who engaged together by using different means such as encrypted mails, protected chats and pads, collective administration of the website. Last not least, even though the public launch of the call for actions could only be issued 2 weeks before 24th of May, 25 new activities were submitted.
Added to the eleven organized by Gender and Technology Institute participants as Tactical Technology Collective funded nine outreach initiatives organised in Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, Indonesia, Kenya, Serbia and Pakistan.
The Femhack amounted to 36 activities which lasted between one and four days and were delivered in 19 different countries. In general organizers of those events have been women or LGTBIA persons, but there were also cis men interested in feminism and approaching technologies from a post-colonial perspective who submitted proposals and developed activities.
Some activities developed for the Femh3ck can be found here: