Session: Online violence against women and digital transformation
The absent of women in different tech areas is making them invisible in the new reality that development is creating. As it happened before, when women couldn't vote or go to school, if the voice of the half of the humanity is not being heard, then the discrimination will arise stronger with the current tools. In this talk I would highlight how normalized is the online violence against women in social media and how important is to create trust and safe environments to allow women to grow into the technical paths but also for the diversity of data, for the good of the society and the outcomes of the tech itself.
I am a Colombian journalist and digital rights activist that has been working on women and youth empowerment since 2014. In 2017 I was awarded by Internet Society as one of the 25 under 25 people that uses internet for good. In 2019 I published my first book about social media culture and in 2020 I was nominated in the WSIS Prizes of United Nations in the category of ethical dimensions of information society due to my work related on the visibilization of women in tech. I have a master degree on journalism research and data.