2. Pick an
- Explore critical VAW issues in your school, workplace, neighbourhood or region and how they relate to communication rights.
- Consider how ICT contributes to VAW or serves as a way to address it. For example, women and girls are increasingly stalked and harassed through mobile phones, but they are also able to use those phones to find safety information on the internet. A call for action might be to demand that mobile operators enable SMS-reporting of abuses.
- For greater impact, look for recent policy changes, upcoming legislation, issues already getting media attention, etc.
3. Brainstorm actions
- Be creative and playful but also strategic and challenging. Think up actions that are engaging, thoughtful and likely to get media attention.
- Mix and match your different skills, ICT tools and digital spaces to form an action. For example, one of our past actions was to create digital postcards sent through our website to friends or public officials to raise awareness.
- Define your target audience and consider what tools and spaces they use. Think about how to reach decision-makers directly as well as through the media and general public.