Women's Technology Empowerment Centre – W.TEC

W.TEC Joins 2022 16 Days of Activism

W.TEC Joins 2022 - 16 Days of Activism

The “The International Day the Elimination of Violence Against Women”, kicks start the annual 16 Days Activism Against Violence Against women.

The 16 Days of Activism campaign is set aside to raise sustained awareness for the fight against gender based violence.

The campaign has become a global movement against gender based violence supported by Government institutions, CSOs, Corporate bodies and private individuals who through different forms of programmes and partnership push for the end of this global scourge.

In recent times the campaign has achieved getting new legislations, policies and practices has been put in to stop this global challenge.

At W.TEC we support the annual campaign by organising staying safe online workshops for girls and women in schools and institutions across the country. For 2022 we are holding workshops for girls in Lagos and Kwara States, focusing on the following:
1. Techniques for staying safe online and secure their internet enabled devices,
2. How to avoid being groomed online,
3. How to officially report officially online sexual abuse stay and bullying.
4. Familiarise them with cyber laws of the land to help them appreciate how to be law abiding and civil citizens online.
5. Basic self-defense techniques for girls.

The Following has been our activities to support the 2022 – 16 Days of Activism:

1. Staying safe Online workshop for girls at Lagos City College, Sabo – Yaba

Lagos. (Students from host schools and Wesley Girls Jnr Grammar School) participated in the workshop. 

2. Staying safe Online workshop for girls at Queens College Yaba Lagos (Senior secondary Students of the college) participated in the workshop

3. Staying safe Online workshop for girls at Ilorin Grammar School, Ilorin Kwara State(Students from host schools and Wesley Girls Jnr Grammar School) participated in the workshop

4. Participants of W.TEC’s MakeHER Space programme in multiple centres across Abuja, Bauchi and Nasarawa States participated in our special sessions on staying safe online techniques for women and girls.

5. We hosted a radio broadcast on our She Talks Tech Show, featuring Staying Safe Online tips shared by Adeyemi Odutola, Communications Officer at W.TEC who is in charge of W.TEC’s Staying Safe Online programme.

All our workshops  also featured  a side show on self defense techniques for women and girls where participants are thought how females could defend themselves when attacked.

The following is a highlight of programmes for workshops: ur workshops in schools W.TEC also is doing the following for the campaign:

1. Techniques for staying safe online and secure their internet enabled devices,
2. How to avoid being groomed online,
3. How to officially report officially online sexual abuse stay and bullying.
4. Familiarise them with cyber laws of the land to help them appreciate how to be law abiding and civil citizens online.
5. Basic self-defense techniques for girls.

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Lagos City College, Sabo - Yaba, Lagos
Ilorin Grammar School, Ilorin Kwara State.
Queens College Yaba, Lagos
MakeHER Space Centres in N/Nigeria
Radio broadcast on Women Radio WFM91.7