A recent global study indicates that close to 60 percent of young women aged 15–25 said they had experienced some form of online harassment on social media, and nearly half had been threatened with sexual or physical violence. The report found that online abuse is silencing the voices of girls and women. Widespread mechanisms have not been in place to monitor such action in faith-based settings.
This workshop combines the networks and commitment of the World Council of Churches’ to overcoming sexual and gender-based violence with the World Association for Christian Communication’s media monitoring methodology and education and advocacy on communication and gender justice.
The gathering will sensitize engaged young people and future church leaders to the prevailing gender inequities on social media and equip a core group of young people and church communicators to advocate for gender justice in social media and other online spaces.
Participation is by Invitation.
The workshop is co-organized by the World Council of Churches and World Association for Christian Communication (WACC).
The workshop is supported by the German Federal Foreign Office.