Women's Technology Empowerment Centre – W.TEC

STAYING SAFE ONLINE

The Staying Safe Online programme introduces and covers the foundation of digital security, where girls and young women learn strategies to stay safe online. This programme runs throughout the year, particularly during the:

1.) 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based violence (November to December) and;

2.) Safer Internet Day (February)

A.) 16 Days of Activism

W.TEC supports the 16 Days of Activism movement for the past 11 years, by organising free safer internet workshops for secondary schools girls and ladies at select higher institutions in Lagos State. Of recent W.TEC has also extended the programme to secondary schools in both Kwara and Ogun States. The campaign by W.TEC since 2010 has reached over 20,000 girls and 2,500 ladies.

The 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence is an annual international campaign that kicks off on 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and runs until 10 December, Human Rights Day. It was started by activists at the inaugural Women’s Global Leadership Institute in 1991 and continues to be coordinated each year by the Center for Women’s Global Leadership. It is used as an organizing strategy by individuals and organizations around the world to call for the prevention and elimination of violence against women and girls.

B. Safer Internet Day (SID)

In 2017 Facebook partnered with W.TEC to mark the Safer Internet in Nigeria. The grand event hosted in Reagan Memorial Baptist Girls Secondary School Sabo – Yaba, Lagos hosted 1000 girls and boys from 5 schools to a day long program of fun learning activities on  and workshops on staying safe online. Since then W.TEC has marked the special with impactful programmes in Lagos State  in schools across the state.

Safer Internet Day (SID) is an international event taking place in February every year, which promotes a safer and more responsible use of online technology and mobile phones by children and young people across the world. Over the years, Safer Internet Day has become a landmark event in the online safety calendar.

Press Coverage of W.TEC Safer Internet Programme

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