We would love for you to join us to mark this year’s International Day of the Girl with our event, Girls’ Freedom Online, on the 8th of October from 10:30 – 13:00!
This year, we are shining a spotlight on the abuse and harassment girls in Ireland and around the world experience in the online space.
From 10:30 to 11:30 we will explore the issue of Girl’s Freedom Online in depth, particularly in the context of Plan International’s work and the broader issue of gender equality and violence against women and girls. The issue is one that affects girls and young women across the world, transcending social, cultural and geographical divides. We will launch the State of the World’s Girls Report: ‘Free To Be Online?’ details the experiences of 14,000 girls across 22 countries in the online space. This research will be supplemented by a survey carried out in Ireland to gauge girls’ experiences here in comparison to the global research.*
*Spoiler alert: the findings are quite bleak and underscore the need for decisive action to counter the abuse and harassment of girls and young women online!
Following the report launch, we will have a panel discussion featuring three women who have firsthand experience of the issue, and also know how important social media can be for activism and community building.
You can join in our call to ensure girls everywhere are #FreeToBeOnline!
Register for the event here👉: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_PLE9qD_ZRE6qsweTAVK1qQ