Social Media for Social Change

In the last few years with the advancement of technology, CSR has also taken its activism online. With our regular posts – texts, images, videos, we intend to create maximum awareness amongst our followers on our feminist causes.

The virtual world is a powerful platform where people who want to raise social issues can make their voices heard. Social Meida has successfully enabled unprecedented collaboration and information-sharing in real time.

Centre for Social Research along with, social media platforms like – Twitter & Facebook has collaborated to create #TweeSurfing and #SocialSurfing, so as to create awareness on –
Online Safety
Counterspeech
Working Against Cyber Bullying etc.

#TweeSurfing: 

We strive to ensure that the projects that we design and implement have a high social impact. We are currently working in conjunction with Hanns-Seidel-Stiftung (HSS) on an evaluation  of our “water conservation and climate change” project (2012-2018).

During the five-year course of this project we worked with 300 Elected Women Representatives (EWRs) and to-be EWRs  in Jaipur and in Abu Road. Training them to be leaders invested in enhancing water conservation measures and projects in their districts. We developed a training program that would increase their knowledge of the connections between water issues and gender inequality; increase their knowledge on water related schemes and activities; and increase their capacities to lead water conservation initiatives at the village level.

#SocialSurfing  

This program hass successfully worked to initiate dialogue on how users can have positive online experience by safely maximizing the use of social media platforms. To create a positive gender sensitive online environment, the use of counter speech is promoted through sensitive campaigns. Engaging with a wide range of audiences, #SocialSurfing engaged with thousands of college students through workshops on online safety to build their capacities and as a result bring forth gender sensitive online experiences. Currently, the program is striving to cater to even younger audience, as an educational program.

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