Feminism in India is excited to be back with its campaign #DigitalHifazat for online safety for women and marginalized communities!
Last year, we launched this campaign alongside a research report that studied how women are subject to online violence. This year, we are expanding this campaign to look at the ways in which women experience the internet – both good and bad. The internet can be a space of violence, but also one of empowerment. We are looking at ways in which women use the internet to fight back against oppressive systems of power that seek to limit their voice and expression.
Today is the International Day to End Violence against Women and start of the international campaign 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence. During this period, we are going to talk about how different communities of women experience the internet – their struggles, their victories, how it empowers them and how they envision #DigitalHifazat.
FII’s first video of this series was made by you! We put out a call earlier this month, asking our followers to send us video clips talking about what it meant to be a woman on the internet, and you didn’t disappoint!
So what does it mean to be a woman on the internet today? Watch our video to listen to six young women answer that question. Comment below if their experiences matched yours, or if you have something new to share! Share this video with #DigitalHifazat!