The UN Women’s Gender Snapshot 2022 report indicates that online violence has largely contributed to the exclusion of womxn from online platforms and continues to widen the digital gender divide. This has resulted into a loss of $1 trillion from the gross domestic product especially in low- and middle-income countries in the last 10 years and will continue to increase to $1.5 trillion by 2025 if action is not taken.
In light of this background, we hosted our traditional week-long online awareness advocacy drive leading up to #IWD2023 under the global theme “DigitALL: Innovation and technology for gender equality” by sharing some reflections, insights and recommendations using our resources to address the problem of online violence and widening digital gender divide in Uganda.
We also engaged in a special edition episode of #WomenSpeaking which aired on Civic Space TV YouTube channel in alignment with the year’s #IWD2023 international theme to celebrate Ugandan women breaking barriers in tech and what can be done to address the increasing issue of online violence to close the gender digital gap. To catch up with this conversation, check out 🔗 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sjxaTQlwoHg
Don’t hesitate to get in touch with us or scroll through our website to access publications for more information on the different forms of online violence and suggestions on how they can be addressed.