Month: November 2019

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Sexting | 2019 #16DaysOfActivism

The world of social media has given us so many good opportunities however dangers lurk, especially for girls! What is sexting? Sexting is sending, receiving, or forwarding sexually explicit messages, photographs, or images, primarily between mobile phones, of oneself to others. It may also include the use of a computer or any digital device. The term was first …

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Dating Sites | 2019 #16DaysOfActivism

Online dating has become one of the most popular ways of meeting new people nowadays. As fun and convenient as it may seem it does not take away the fact that when you choose to become one with the online dating community you are basically opening yourself to strangers that essential “live” on the internet. …

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Images | 2019 #16DaysOfActivism

Due to an increase in “online transactions”, many women can find themselves in very dangerous situations. An example: A self-employed businesswoman may be contacted via inbox on her LinkedIn account by a man that would like to to set up face-to-face meeting. Does the businesswoman REALLY know who she will meet in person? Could it …

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Monitoring | 2019 #16DaysOfActivism

Safety online is important for all but especially so for victims of domestic violence. Often, women that are cyber-stalked by their partners, don’t know that the cyber crime is taking place until it is too late. Abusive partners may use spyware software to monitor their victims movements, conversations and online activities on either a computer …

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Passwords | 2019 #16DaysOfActivism

The internet is a phenomenal tool to have when wanting to connect with friends however, if you do not protect yourself and your data it can very quickly turn into a dangerous and unfriendly space. What is a strong password? 8 – 12 characters Mix of numbers and letters UPPERCASE and lowercase characters Special characters

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Hashtags | 2019 #16DaysOfActivism

16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence is an annual international campaign that seeks to raise awareness against the violation of women and children. The campaign runs from the 25th of November until the 10th of December. For 2019, the UN Women has launched the campaign under the theme: Orange the World: Generation Equality …

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2019 #Tech2EndGBV Campaign: How can YOU get involved?

Stand up against gender-based violence during the 2019 #16DaysOfActivism and get involved with our #Tech2EndGBV programme:  1.Share our resources with your community! During the 2019 #16DaysOfActivism Campaign we will be sharing a daily resource on our Blog and Social Media platforms – to view the list of daily post titles please click here.

October 2019 #Tech2EndGBV Tech Clinics – South Africa

#Tech2EndGBV October 2019 TechClinic Coverage  Phambano Technology Development Centre NPC has a capacity building programme known as #Tech2EndGBV. The sole purpose of this programme is to offer tech tools to NGOs that can help in eradicating gender-based violence.  During the month of October 2019, we launched weekly TechClinics for local nonprofits in Somerset West and surrounding areas around the subject of GBV.