Research and Thought Leadership
Our original, ground-breaking research is the bedrock of our activity. It examines major gendered disinformation campaigns, especially those linked to authoritarianism, and seeks to ensure that this issue is recognized as a dangerous threat to democracy. Through our work, we aim to increase understanding of the real world, personal harm that disinformation causes to female politicians.
We use our research to influence high level conversations on democracy, technology, and women’s rights by working with some of the world’s leading media outlets and think tanks, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Brookings Institution, among others.
We also ensure that our research reaches key decision-makers by participating in events, webinars, and roundtables with some of the most powerful stakeholders and institutions in this field, such as UN Women, the Inter-parliamentary Union, the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OCSE, Democracy Defenders Awards), the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES), Parlamericas, Apolitical, the High Commission of Canada in Singapore, the Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights, the German Marshall Fund, Demos, and the UN Generation Equality Forum, among others.
- Campaigning while female: How online hate holds women back – Politico
- Holding big tech accountable for online violence against women and gendered disinformation – Ms. Magazine
- The gendered disinformation playbook in germany is a warning for europe – Brookings
- How digital media is threatening women’s rights and democracy – Ms. Magazine
- Why disinformation targeting women undermines democratic institutions – Power 3.0
- Gendered disinformation is a national security problem – Brookings
- Tackling online abuse and disinformation targeting women in politics – Carnegie
- Gendered disinformation, fake news, and women in politics – Council on Foreign Relations
- Gendered disinformation, democracy, and the need for a new digital social contract – Council on Foreign Relations
- Social media, violence and gender norms: The need for a new digital social contract – ALIGN
- Online threats to women’s political participation and the need for a multi-stakeholder, cohesive approach to address them – UN CSW
- Politics and social media: Misogyny and online violence against women in politics – Emerge