In the three case study countries (Colombia, Indonesia, Kenya), NDI’s Gender, Women, and Democracy team worked with women in politics, those in civic technology and women’s rights organizations to develop a way to examine the country specific challenges facing women as they engage in online political discourse. The outcomes of the case studies confirmed that across the three countries women engaging in politics online experienced similar types of violence including insults and hate speech, embarrassment and reputational risk, physical threats, and sexualized misrepresentation.
As we know, disinformation is a growing and critical threat to democracy worldwide. Disinformation is spreading more rapidly and widely, and is being used to distort political discourse, spread cynicism, and distrust in governing institutions, and interfere with citizens’ abilities to make informed political decisions.
Established in 2007, the Women’s Empowerment Link (WEL) is a non-profit, non-partisan, non-governmental women rights organization. We invest in empowering women and girls to realize their full potential, worth and strength politically, socially and economically through advocating for their human and social justice rights.
Founded in 1999, the Centre for Rights Education and Awareness is a national feminist women’s rights Non-Governmental Organization. Although CREAW’s work has expanded over the years, the focus has consistently set women’s rights at the centre of everything we do.
The Association of Media Women in Kenya (AMWIK) is a national media Association established in 1983 and registered under the Societies Act as a non-profit membership organization for women journalists and communicators. AMWIK membership comprises female employees of various media houses, public relations professionals, independent content producers, students of journalism and communication and employees of non-governmental organizations and other institutions who have a background study in communication.
For over two decades, The Youth Agenda been a leading advocate for youth in Kenya by developing their capacity to take charge of the affairs in their own county through leadership training, knowledge generation and dissemination, as well as facilitating platforms for them to engage in governance and development processes.
Siasa Place is an NGO formed in 2015 that aims to create an enabling environment to educate and engage women and youth in governance through the constitution and electoral processes in Kenya.
KICTANet is a multi-stakeholder think tank for people and institutions interested and involved in ICT policy and regulation in Kenya. The think tank is a catalyst for reform in the Information and Communication Technology sector. Its work is guided by four pillars of policy advocacy, capacity building, research, and stakeholder engagement.
Our aim is to facilitate the creation of well-informed and knowledgeable citizenry that participates and engages effectively in all aspects of development including in the areas of governance, democracy, accountability, devolution, human rights, and edutainment.
PesaCheck is a pioneering verification initiative that is helping kickstart fact-checking across East Africa. Initially focused on verifying the financial and other statistical numbers quoted by public figures in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda, PesaCheck now also helps track political promises by politicians (through our Wajibisha toolkit) and helps unpack budget and census data (through our PesaYetu platform). PesaCheck also helps watchdog media and NGOs establish their own standalone fact-check teams.