Women’s Online Safety Program Consists of Two Components

We are committed to building a tech industry where all women can thrive in technology. We know that women cannot thrive in tech, if they are not safe online. We are committed to supporting trainings and hackathons for women to be safe online.

Women’s Online Safety Training

The Online Safety Campaign provides women and allies with the tools to be safe and thrive online. When women can explain and understand the violence they are confronted with and when they know what tools are at their disposable to be safer, they are more likely to be and feel safer online. This training introduces women and allies to the causes of online violence facing women, ways online violence manifests and tools to push against online violence facing women. 

Trainings will be hosted ahead of all hackathons and will be open to all. Check the Get Involved page to learn about upcoming hackathons.

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Women’s Online Safety Hackathon

The Women’s Safety Hackathon invites women to create technical solutions to the problem of violence against women online. Each hackathon will focus on a localized problem statement and participants will be tasked with scoping and pitching a product solution.

Our goal is to create innovative product solutions, and identify a winning idea per Hackathon, and region.

High Level Goals:

  • Produce innovative product ideas and MVPs to reduce violence against women online
  • Demonstrate the power of a grassroots approach to addressing huge issues facing tech + society through regional and global campaigns

Hackathons will be taking place from August - November 2021. All hackathons will be virtual. Check the Get Involved page to learn more.

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In partnership with Jigsaw, a unit within Alphabet developing technology to make the world safer.

The Online Safety program is a series of trainings and hackathons focused on protecting women online. When women can explain and understand the violence they are confronted with, when they know what tools are at their disposal to be safer, and when they are actively engaged in building solutions for these challenges, they are more likely to be and feel safer online.