Girls must Uganda last month held a residential E-Skills 4 Impact Digital Safety training targeting Ugandan participants. Online violence happens on a daily basis and its important that all stakeholders Act now to fight the increasing cases of online violence. Let’s empower our women and girls to thrive in digital space and learn to defend themselves in all aspects and circumstances. Online Violence happens everyday but we can do something about it. Empower women & girls to thrive in digital space and learn to defend themselves in an increasingly Internet-connected world
During the training, young women are equipped with the digital security knowledge, storytelling techniques and assessment skills to enable them to conduct their own digital safety trainings and protect themselves better online, in their countries/communities and respective organizations.
“There’s a need to bridge the digital gender divide gap in the Kigezi sub region starting from the most vulnerable communities with high risks of teenage pregnancies and early forced marriages. Digital safety skills will help enhance girls’ focused livelihoods especially in the continuous changing internet generations.” Tukahirwa – CEO Girls Must Uganda
We must eliminate online harassment against women to strengthen freedom of expression and women’s participation in society because online safety for girls and women is non-negotiable, all key stakeholders should act now to fight the increasing cases of online violence, lets empower our women and girls to thrive in digital spaces and learn to defend themselves in all aspects and circumstances.
Online gender-based violence happens every day but we can do something about it, the internet is a mirrored version of our physical society, in order to end online GBV we must be intentional and train young people on how best to use their social media platforms responsibly. Together let’s help women work confidently and securely online.