Virtual Digital Literacy Platform for Women in Argentina and Latin America

Organizacion: Fundación Activismo Feminista Digital
Tipo de Organización: Civil Society
Año: 2019
Tipo de proyecto: Grant
Países: Argentina

The foundation offers legal and technical advice on digital violence to women in Argentina who contact them. Their direct contact with digital users across the country has led the foundation to identify that there is often a widespread lack of knowledge among users regarding their digital rights, the platforms they use, their devices and technological equipment and, above all, misinformation regarding computer security, privacy and how to responsibly manage information and communication technologies. 

The project seeks to develop its own platform to offer online digital literacy courses to women in Argentina and Latin America. The courses will focus on digital freedom of expression, digital anonymity, security in social networks and devices, digital violence against women, sexist trolls, digital communication with a gender perspective, Internet law, and Internet governance. A series of extensive virtual courses is expected to be launched in parallel with seminars, webinars and workshops. The activities are intended as a way to keep the community constantly informed, debating and up to date with the latest information. Work will also be coordinated with other related organizations and/or feminist activists.

The project seeks to reach more women throughout Argentina and Latin America and to build a community of women who are aware of their digital rights, who are familiar with Internet governance with a gender perspective, who will explore their own development on line and who, in turn, will also promote and disseminate these messages among their peers.