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.
PANEL OF EXPERTS
Journalist, The Print
Mental Health Expert, Fortis Healthcare
Founder & CEO, YourStory
Media Pvt. Ltd
Panjab University, Chandigarh
Dr. Aparna Srivastava
Head, School of Liberal Arts, Noida International University