EMPOWERING AND CONNECTING YOUNG PALESTINIAN WOMEN AND MEN TO ADVANCE GENDER JUSTICE THROUGH DIGITAL SPACE
Although youth widely use the Internet and social media in OPT, their digital rights and spaces are jeopardized and are becoming less inclusive and safe. This is manifested in the increase of cybercrime rates evidenced in a study published in 2018 which reported that one out of every three Palestinian women were subjected to violence on social media. The lack of awareness and capacity of youth on safe access and use of the Internet coupled with the legal environment that violates their digital rights and their right to freedom of expression necessitates immediate action to ensure inclusive digital spaces for young Palestinian men and women.
The project aims to mobilise safe, accessible and inclusive digital rights and space in Palestine, by promoting (i) Women’s political participation and leadership, (ii) Women’s Rights, and (iii) by preventing Gender-based violence.
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