From Pixels to Power: An Aid to Navigating Online Spaces Fearlessly and Safely

Digital spaces have transformed the way we communicate and engage with the world. However, they have also become breeding grounds for various forms of violence against young women. Over the years, more so with the increased use of digital spaces during the COVID-19 pandemic and the popularization of interactive and live social media platforms and Artificial Intelligence (AI), there has been an alarming rise of gender-based violence (GBV) and harassment in online environments.

This document outlines recommended measures and guidelines to support young women to navigate online spaces safely and fearlessly. The proposed measures include promoting body positivity, enhancing digital literacy, creating safe spaces, and establishing policies and reporting mechanisms to counter online violence.

The guide highlights the collaborative nature of these efforts, emphasizing joint engagement for a holistic approach among communities offline and online. It can be valuable for designing online/digital safety programmes, and advocacy initiatives, and for use by young women and girls to ensure their online safety.

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