CSW67 NGO Forum - In-person side event: Claiming online space to secure freedom, take action and create change
Datum: 17-03-2023Tijd: 6:15 PM EST/23:15 CETLocatie: CCUN 8th floor, New York
The Our Voices Our Futures (OVOF) consortium of which WO=MEN is a member is organizing the following parallel event in New York during the CSW67. OVOF strengthens capacities of activists and communities, advocates nationally and globally and expands collaboration between structurally silenced communities and mainstream women’s movements.
Feminists, women’s rights and other social justice activists are increasingly engaging with digital technologies and online spaces as sites and tools for protest. This enables new forms of protest. For communities who experience multiple forms of discrimination and oppression and consistent exclusion from public and political participation digital technologies have become essential to their organising.
This session will focus on how structurally silenced communities in India, Bangladesh, Kenya and Uganda are innovating to keep the online space safe, free and open to express, defend and secure their rights.