Glitch! UK News Category

Council of Europe Notes Online Abuse in it’s Gender Equality Strategy 2018-2023

We welcome Council of Europe​’s points on online abuse and social media in it’s Gender Equality Strategy 2018-2023. “Media and social media play an important role in our lives, particularly when used to share information and expand awareness of a wide range of issues. However, evidence also shows that social media in particular are subject to […]

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Million Women’s Rise March

Honoured to speak at Million Women Rise march last weekend. The energy in the air was indescribable. We march against male violence and patriarchy and we wear red in solidarity with survivors ❤ Below is a copy of my speech- we must challenge patriarchy and we must challenge those who do not exhibit good sisterhood […]

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Glitch!UK at UN IGF 2017: Combating Online Violence Against Politically Active Women

A few months ago I was invited to be on the National Democratic Institute’s panel at the United Nations Internet Governance Forum (shout out to Soraya for recommending me!) Online violence against politically active women is an increasing threat to democracy particularly as we move political participation online, it deters young women aspiring to have […]

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Collaborating with Feminist Internet at Somerset House Studios

One of Glitch!UK’s fundamental principles and ways of working is partnership. We believe working in partnership with great organisations, activists and survivors is key to amplifying our collective voice, increasing our impact and to avoid duplicating work. Shout out to Slay in Your Lane for recommending Glitch!UK to Dr Charlotte Webb Chief Leopard of the […]

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Misogynoir: How social media abuse exposes longstanding prejudices against black women- Newstatesman Article

Written by Journalist Maya Goodfellow in The Newstateman “Which STD will end your miserable life?” “This is why monkeys don’t belong here.” “I hope you get lynched”. These are just some of the many messages Seyi Akiwowo, a Labour councillor in Newham, told me she has been sent over the past three weeks. Akiwowo has […]

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Human Rights Day: Freedom of Expression is not a pass to be an online troll

It is possible have a robust debate, and sometimes it is necessary to in order to get to the core of the main points, challenge held beliefs and draw similarities and conclusion. It is important to go through this process in order for society to grow in tolerance and understanding, to evolve and recommit to core beliefs.

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#16Days: Officially Recognise Online Abuse as a Form of Violence Against Women

We ask The Conservative Party, The Labour Party, The Liberal Democrats, The Green Party and the Women’s Equality Party to recognise online abuse & harassment as a form of violence against women and demand better self-regulation from social media companies. Who will say yes first? On the 16th and final day of commemorating the international […]

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Anti-Social Media – The OverTake Article

“Social media has been a powerful ally for women in the past month. The online outcry about sexual harassment shocked the world into seeing abuse towards women as distressingly commonplace. In this instance, Twitter served as an empowering space – it provided solidarity and an encouraging environment where women could break their silence. It can […]

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