The research arm of Kenya’s iHub, iHub Research will be hosting a discussion on how to promote safer Internet, especially for women who are a minority group, in the next instalment of its popular NRBuzz series.
iHub Research is hosting this discussion because online safety for women is an important issue, especially in Kenya.
There have been concerted effort to help tackle this problem, however. In February, Facebook hosted a roundtable on Women’s safety online which coincided with Safer Internet Day (February 9) around the world.
In March, the African Development Bank partnered with Facebook, the Kenya ICT Authority, Judiciary and the Kenya Police to increase awareness on cyber-based gender violence in the country.
iHub Research is also doing its bit by hosting the discussion. Through the event, they hope to engage more women who were not able to attend the aforementioned events and have their voices heard.
The event is part of the FASTAfrica campaign, where activists all over Africa will be coordinating activities between May 1-7, 2016 to promote Fast, Affordable, Safe and Transparent Internet in Africa.