Lagos – November 2018
In November 2018, W.TEC’s Safer Internet team commenced its 16 Days of Activism against Violence against Women campaign for 2018. The team which has empowered over 10,000 women and girls in recent years is concentrating more on women for its 2018 campaign.
The United Nations in 2001 declared November 25 – December 15, as the period for this campaign to be held annually, to create a sustained awareness for the fight against gender-based violence.
W.TEC supports the 16 Days of Activism movement for the past 9 years, by organising free safer internet workshops for secondary schools girls and ladies at select higher institutions in Lagos State. The 2018 campaign focused more on workshops for women to expand the reach of the campaign to more women in 2018.
The modus operandi of the workshops for W.TEC’s 2018 campaign, involved a one-hour presentation featuring a two-session programme. The first session is a safer internet session(on Internet security, data /email protection, browsing safety and others ) followed by a session on self -defence techniques for females, a side attraction for the workshop which has been very popular with participants of past workshops.
W.TEC is excited to conduct this year’s campaign at 5 higher institutions of learning for women and 2 secondary schools for girls with a total reach to 2100 females for the campaign.
The campaign for W.TEC this year is the most comprehensive and an ambitious one as the Safer Internet workshop series features materials which illustrate latest strategies against current dangers women face on the internet due to the fact that the digital space is ever dynamic. In all ramifications, the workshop, on the other hand, will help equip all participants with latest techniques, tools and information to staying safer online.
W.TEC’s lead facilitator for the workshop is Mr Adeyemi Odutola, the Communications officer of W.TEC, supported by Miss Adeola Akinyemiju – W.TEC’s Admin Officer and Miss Monsurat Oshinfisan. Mr Adeyemi has attended several safer internet workshops organised by the Nigerian government, US Consulate in Lagos and especially the EMEA Child Safety Summit co-hosted by Google and Facebook at Dublin – Ireland.
Apart from having the campaign conducted by well-trained and experienced hands, major materials used for the workshop was furnished from Facebook and Google – online safety digital manuals, guarantying the workshop to be up-to date against latest online security and safety challenges to women and girls.
In the last 9 years, W.TEC has held this campaign in over 35 schools and 5 institutions for women with an outreach to over 18,000 girls and 1000 women. From 2018, we proud to reaching a more substantial number of women who will be benefit from the campaign.