To commemorate International Safer Internet Day, AMWIK and its partners Pollicy, Friedrich Naumann Foundation (FNF), and IAWRT, hosted women journalists at the FNF offices in discussions on challenges they face in digital spaces, the impact on their work and how to enhance safe and inclusive online spaces.
Speaking during the engagement, AMWIK Executive Director, Patience Nyange, reiterated the association’s commitment to championing safe spaces for women journalists. “ We are also advocating for digital hygiene while creating a psychosocial support space where women are encouraged to speak out about their experiences.
Janet Machuka, a social media marketing strategist and trainer said that so many people are benefiting from the digital space and that the digital space gives one a chance to stand on their own. She urged women to use digital spaces to grow their professionalism.
KICTANET CEO, Grace Githaiga, encouraged women journalists to utilize the internet for their own good. “I encourage us to use the internet to harness the opportunities it possesses and bring out women’s issues and human interest stories.” She said.