The boom in usage of digital platforms for communication and the exchange of information at a global level has given rise to a great cause of concern. The representation of women and girls on these platforms lags significantly behind men and boys, in India. Among the youth social media users, the majority 78% are men while only 22% are female, according to the UNDP Report 2019. This is in contrast with the population proportion of youth, which is almost 50% female according to the census of India.
Issues like – online harassment and bullying, parental concerns about who girls are engaging with, and negative online experiences can limit young girls and women’s willingness and ability to participate in the online spaces. Many leave the platforms entirely, rather than suffer abuse and/or harassment. In this way, social media has become a place where women’s voices are not adequately represented and women are not fully empowered to participate. It is essential to build youth capacity to engage safely and effectively.
For this purpose, we at CSR in collaboration with Twitter India organize Digital Citizenship & Civic Participation for Gender Equality Workshops for the youth across India. Through the training, we seek to empower young women and men in their engagement in the civic dialogue on social media and also influence policy development on issues of gender equality on digital platforms.
We invite maximum participation from the stakeholder. Join us in this endeavour to make the online spaces safe, secure, and inclusive for effective engagement.
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To attend the online workshop, plesae fill the form. Details of the upcoming workshop will be sent to your Email I’d.
University/college representatives can also write to us at [email protected], if you wish to conduct exclusive workshops for the students of your institution.
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A graduate of BSc.(Hons) Economics and Finance from Ashoka University. Her academic interests lie in gender economics, behavioural development economics and sustainable practices.
Author of five books, a digital marketing specialist for various national and international companies. Also pursuing MBA from ISBR Bangalore.
Panjab University, Chandigarh
Currently a Research Scholar in The Department of Political Science, Panjab University. She wants to work towards improving the condition of migrant children in Chandigarh.
University of Allahabad
Pursuing Masters in Political Science from University of Allahabad
Sri Guru Gobind Singh College,
Chandigarh, Panjab University
An undergraduate student specializing in BA English Literature at Sri Guru Gobind Singh College in Chandigarh.
Manav Rachna International Institute of Research and Studies (MRIIRS)
Currently in the First year, pursuing BTech (EEE) from Manav Rachna International Institute of Research and Studies (MRIIRS) with keen interest in International Affairs.
Dr. Aparna Srivastava
Head, School of Liberal Arts, Noida International University
Dr. Aparna Srivastava
She is the Head of, School of Liberal Arts, at Noida International University, an Editor-in-Chief at NIU International Journal of Human Rights which is a UGC CARE listed Journal. She is also a former Research Officer at the National Human Rights Commission of India, A Doctoral Research Fellow, Bureau of Police Research & Development, MHA, GOI.