Webinar – Women in Cyber: A year later
14:00 - 15:30 CEST
ITU launched in 2021 the Women in Cyber Mentorship Programme (in collaboration with FIRST and EQUALS). The programme is an outcome of the CyberDrill 2020 Empowering Women in Cybersecurity webinar, where the need for role models and mentorship was identified as pivotal for increasing the number of women leaders in cybersecurity. Building upon ongoing efforts of ITU to close the digital gender divide by mainstreaming gender-focused activities, the programme engages role models and leaders in the field, and connects them with talented women worldwide.
The first edition of the programme was successfully implemented, and this session will bring together leaders in the field to assess the efficiency of capacity building programs for women in cybersecurity, the impact of mentorship, and explore new areas of action to improve women inclusion in the field, share testimonials and best practices, in a collective effort to devise the future of the programme and of the community for 2022 and beyond.
Themes & Topics
International Girls in ICT Day
International Girls in ICTs will be celebrating the 10th Anniversary this year. In this regard, ITU invites stakeholders to contribute to the celebration by organizing programs, trainings, and activities during the year.
International Girls in ICT Day is an opportunity for girls and young women to see and experience ICTs in a new light encouraging them to consider a future in technology. Since 2011, over 377,000 girls and young women have taken part in more than 11,400 celebrations of International Girls in ICT Day in 171 countries worldwide.
The Girls in ICT initiative of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) is a global effort to raise awareness on empowering and encouraging girls and young women to consider studies and careers in ICTs. The initiative is committed to celebrate and commemorate the International Girls in ICT Day on the fourth Thursday of every April as established by the ITU membership.
SAFEnet and UK’s Get Safe Online Webinar: Tackling Online Gender Based Violence and Launch of Cybersecurity Website Get Safe Online Indonesia for Inclusive Internet
The new Get Safe Online Indonesia website – available in English and Indonesian Bahasa – will be officially launched during a webinar event hosted by the British Embassy in Jakarta. The webinar focuses on the projects undertaken by Indonesian NGO, SAFEnet Indonesia, and Get Safe Online together.
Online gender-based violence (OGBV) has been a global phenomenon since the beginning of the internet. Already a serious issue, the COVID-19 pandemic has made matters worse. UN Women have raised concerns of an exponential increase in gender-based violence, manifesting in different forms - including online and ICT-facilitated violence.
The British Embassy Jakarta through UK’s Digital Access Programme, working with SAFEnet and UK’s Get Safe Online (GSO), have been focusing on a project to address these increased risks providing the “Awas KBGO” initiative which aims to be the nation-wide information centre for Online Gender Based Violence issue (or KBGO) in the form of a simple interactive website, and produce learning modules/guidelines and versatile multimedia contents to distribute across digital platforms for public, education institution, and multi-stakeholder in the support systems.
You are invited to tune in to the event which will be streamed live via British Embassy Jakarta’s YouTube channel at this link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCU4khGu2Xawt53imaJl51hw