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.
Book a TrainingTo join us in this endeavour to make the online spaces safe, secure, and inclusive for effective engagement, fill the form below and we’ll get in touch with you with further details.
PANEL OF EXPERTS
Dr. Shalini Rajneesh
IAS, Additional Chief Secretary, Planning Department, Government of Karnataka, Bangalore
Journalist, The Print
Mental Health Expert, Fortis Healthcare
Founder & CEO, YourStory
Media Pvt. Ltd
Head of Campaigns
Save the Children
Co-Founder and CEO, Yuvaa
Multimedia Journalist | Writer | Editor
Deputy Asia Editor, The Independent India Representative, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) Media mentor, Gender rights campaigner
Panjab University, Chandigarh
University of Allahabad
Sri Guru Gobind Singh College,
Chandigarh, Panjab University
Manav Rachna International Institute of Research and Studies (MRIIRS)
Department of Commerce, MBA-HRD Delhi School of Economics
Department of Commerce, MBA-HRD
Delhi School of Economics
MBA (International Business), Department of Commerce, Delhi School of Economics
NSS volunteer, Mount Carmel College, Autonomous affiliated to Bangalore City University
Department of Commerce, MBA-HRD, Delhi School of Economics
BTech Computer Science, Bennett University, Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh
Dr. Aparna Srivastava
Prof of Political Science & Human Rights, Amity Institute of Social Sciences, Amity University Noida
Dr. Babita Parashar
Dean – Manav Rachna University
KES Shroff College, Mumbai
Chairperson, Women Development
& Empowerment Cell
Professor, Dept. of English,
School of Liberal Arts, NIU