Digital Citizenship & Civic Participation for Gender Equality

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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    PANEL OF EXPERTS

    Individuals from different walks of life, including from the Media industry, Healthcare industry and the Development sector, as well as national organizations have joined our cause. Young student ambassadors are also taking charge and leading their peers towards a safer digital future.

    MENTORS

    Dr. Shalini Rajneesh
    IAS, Additional Chief Secretary, Planning Department, Government of Karnataka, Bangalore

    Faye D’Souza
    Journalist

    Fatima Khan
    Journalist, The Print

    Kamna Chhibber
    Mental Health Expert, Fortis Healthcare

    Shradha Sharma
    Founder & CEO, YourStory
    Media Pvt. Ltd

    Pragya Vats
    Head of Campaigns
    Save the Children

    Nikhil Taneja
    Co-Founder and CEO, Yuvaa

    Nilanjana Bhowmick
    Multimedia Journalist | Writer | Editor

    Rituparna Chatterjee
    Deputy Asia Editor, The Independent India Representative, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) Media mentor, Gender rights campaigner

    STUDENT AMBASSADORS

    Ipsita Chatterjee
    Ashoka University

    Shraddha Pandey
    ISBR Bangalore

    Richa Vashishta
    Panjab University, Chandigarh

    Shweta Yadav
    University of Allahabad

    Harshit Sharma
    Sri Guru Gobind Singh College,
    Chandigarh, Panjab University

    Sahil Sharma
    Manav Rachna International Institute of Research and Studies (MRIIRS)

    Hema Gulwani
    Department of Commerce, MBA-HRD Delhi School of Economics

    Arjun Chaurasia
    Department of Commerce, MBA-HRD
    Delhi School of Economics

    Amir Suhail
    MBA (International Business), Department of Commerce, Delhi School of Economics

    Pooja.M
    NSS volunteer, Mount Carmel College, Autonomous affiliated to Bangalore City University

    Shubhangi Das
    Department of Commerce, MBA-HRD, Delhi School of Economics

    Abhinav Chaudhary
    BTech Computer Science, Bennett University, Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh

    INSTITUTIONAL CONSULTANT

    Dr. Aparna Srivastava
    Prof of Political Science & Human Rights, Amity Institute of Social Sciences, Amity University Noida

    Dr. Babita Parashar
    Dean – Manav Rachna University

    Vaishali Ojha
    Assistant Professor,
    KES Shroff College, Mumbai
    Chairperson, Women Development
    & Empowerment Cell

    Charu Shukla
    Professor, Dept. of English,
    School of Liberal Arts, NIU

    NSS Karnataka
    Pratham Education
    ITM University, Gwalior
    Noida International University
    Manav Rachna University, Haryana
    KES Shroff College, Mumbai
    To join our panel of experts, you can write to us at [email protected]