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Online Harassment of Women in Politics in Kenya
Denmark and KEWOPA are pleased to invite you to an ”EU Whole of Society” hybrid event on the issue of online harassment of women in politics in Kenya as a part of the Danish Tech for Democracy initiative.

The official campaign period for the elections in August 2022 will start on May 29th. It is vital that female candidates experience a level playing field. We expect that campaigning intensity will increase, also in the digital space, where it is easier for candidates to reach and engage voters.

But digital technologies can also be misused to work against democracy.

Female political aspirants in Kenya are harassed through the use of technology and social media. This is a major disadvantage for female candidates and discourages women’s political participation.

This calls for joint action ahead of the 09 August elections.

At the event, we will look at the evidence available and hear testimonies from Kenyan female politicians. We will also get international perspectives from Nigerian and Danish experts. Furthermore, there will be a panel debate on how to combat cyberbullying of female candidates with participation from the government, tech sector, media, political parties, the international community, and civil society.

For any questions or comments, please write to: idaelm@um.dk

Event Date: Monday 23rd May 2022
Event Duration: 2:00 - 5:00 pm

May 23, 2022 02:00 PM in Nairobi

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