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.
Southern and East Africa
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We advance democracy worldwide, as a universal human aspiration and an enabler of sustainable development, through support to the building, strengthening and safeguarding of democratic political institutions and processes at all levels.
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As the global leader in democracy promotion, the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) advances good governance and democratic rights by:
- Providing technical assistance to election officials
- Empowering the underrepresented to participate in the political process
- Applying field-based research to improve the electoral cycle
Since 1987, IFES has worked in over 145 countries – from developing democracies, to mature democracies.
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.