AMWIK in partnership with DW Akademie on 23rd December launched a digital rights and safety handbook to guide women on how they can leverage the opportunities available online and remain safe.
AMWIK has been advocating for safer online spaces for women through training and sensitization campaigns targeting university students, journalists, content creators and producers. The handbook came right in time as Kenya looks into the 2022 General Election which so far shows that for the first time in history there is a high number of women vying for political seats, traditionally regarded as ‘for men’.
“We relish the support from DW Akademie in this timely campaign because despite digital media making life easier to access information and opportunities, especially during a pandemic, we are seeing more women facing online harassment.”- AMWIK Board Chairperson, Dr. Jane Thuo.
Despite this progress, unfortunately, research shows that threats against women political aspirants have escalated with the online space presenting yet another challenge of accessible and inexpensive platforms for attacks.