For The Web

30 years can change everything

Thirty years ago we sent letters in envelopes with stamps. Answers were hard to find. Shopping always meant leaving the house. Breaking news was delivered to our doorstep, or on one TV channel. We got lost, often.

The open web has accomplished so much in just thirty years. But today, it faces real challenges. Half the world cannot get online. The other half face threats to their privacy, security and fundamental rights.

#ForTheWeb is a global campaign of people like you, uniting as one voice to get governments, companies and the public to stand up for a free, open and safe web that benefits everyone.

The Web Foundation convened governments, companies and citizens together around a shared set of commitments to build a better web through the Contract for the Web. The first draft of the Contract for the Web is now live.

Will you join us to fight #ForTheWeb?

There are three ways we can build the web we want.

Share your web story.

How has the web changed your life? What do you use it for? What are your hopes for its future? We want to know. Film your story and post it on YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or anywhere else at #ForTheWeb.

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Help us build a contract for the web.

With partners around the world, we’re building a Contract #ForTheWeb to ensure a free, open and fair web for everyone. the first draft text for the Contract for the Web. The draft, released on 23 July, is the first iteration of what will become the final contract, due to launch at the end of 2019. It will evolve in the coming weeks and months as those drafting the contract continue to negotiate the final text.

We need your feedback to help inform this process. The public survey is your opportunity to share your views on the first draft Contract for the Web.

Read the Draft

Join the fight for the web

Show your support for the principles of an open web, and we’ll email you with ways that you can add your voice to decisions that governments and companies are making about the future of our web.

To sign up on behalf of your organisation or company, please visit contractfortheweb.org.

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Why are we #ForTheWeb?