Combatting online violence against women and girls
The importance of women’s and girls’ participation in the digital sphere is key in the context of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The ability to access and use the internet effectively is central to women’s digital inclusion and women empowerment.
In “Connect to Empower” project, women and girls are provided with an online workshop training on internet safety to respond to online threats. The workshop addresses policy and regulations around ethics, privacy, security and forms of cyber-related violence that pose significant risks for women and girls. It identifies potential risks online and develops more thoughtful online behavior to help them stay safe online. Women and girls are empowered to take the correct action in the event of an online incident such as cyberbullying, finding inappropriate content, privacy and identity theft, defamation, hate speech, online pornography, and child grooming, etc.
This project is in partnership with La Guilde, La Fondation de France and L’Agence française de développement (AFD).