Advocating for Safer Digital Platforms
#ShePersisted works in coalition with policy-makers, international and domestic institutions, and networks to advocate for the creation of better standards for digital platforms. We are advisors to the Global Partnership for Action on Gender-Based Online Harassment and Abuse, and work with the OECD, the OSCE, Wilton Park, and the UNDP to inform solutions to gendered disinformation globally. We also co-led a campaign to highlight the inadequacy of the commitments digital platforms took during the UN Generation Equality Forum, through media interviews and articles.
In the United States, we are stressing the need for greater leadership and transatlantic cooperation on digital platform standards as a matter of democratic integrity and national security. We released an ad alongside our partners at UltraViolet ahead of the 2022 Midterm Elections to call out Big Tech for their repeated failures to address attacks facing women candidates and politicians online.
In Europe, we have been successfully advocating for a mandatory risk assessment for “the right to gender equality” within the EU Digital Services Act, in coalition with a broad range of organizations and experts. We released a #WomenTooDSA video campaign, which was featured by Politico.
You can watch some of our conversations and campaigns here.