Wikigender is running a new online discussion in partnership with @Empower_Women, @AWID, @WorldPulse and @guardian on the following topic: “Advancing women’s rights through social media: which strategies?”
We encourage EmpowerWomen.org members and friends to join the discussion on which are the most efficient strategies to make women’s voices heard in the post-2015 agenda using interactive platforms and social media tools. As social media has arisen as a powerful tool for online communities to raise awareness and mobilise campaigns on a wide range of issues, women are increasingly taking part in different social media outlets and use them as avenues to raise awareness, discuss policies or mobilise campaigns on gender equality. But are these campaigns effective and do they lead to tangible change in women’s lives? How can such tools be better harnessed to be more effective in achieving substantive and lasting equality?
The outcomes of the discussion will be presented in a report and distributed at a side event organised by the OECD Development Centre, in partnership with UN Women and with the support of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development, during the 59th session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) in New York.
To post a comment, simply go to the “Participate” section of the discussion page, from 11 February at 9am (GMT+1). Comments in French or Spanish are also welcome.
Link to discussion page.