From Anthills to Cyberspaces:How technology is helping women and girls to combat VAW.

Loyce
Posted April 19, 2018 from Uganda

Today, technology especially social media has provided us with much more advanced platforms compared to an anthill where we can broad cast our message globally. I have previously shared similar cases where women like Prisca Baike  have used technology to  amplify their struggles against violence.

Likewise,  a former student at Makerere University used the only tool that was in her possession- a smart phone and took a self of  University administrator who forcefully grabbed her boobs and started licking them when she went to pick her academic documents. Read the full story.

She later circulated the picture on social media and exposed the act. Her actions attracted support  including  the University Vice  Chancellor applauded her for exposing the errant officer who harassed her.

Consequently the officer has been  arrested and we hope that justice will be served.

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Jill Langhus
Apr 19, 2018
Apr 19, 2018

Hi Loyce. Thanks for sharing your story about the benefits of technology. I don't know what to say about the Makerere student, other than "Wow!" I'm so glad she exposed that administrator (not the first word I was thinking, but in keeping my post politically correct:-) Please keep us posted on what happens to this officer.

You may want to consider submitting your story for the current story award, "Transmitting Change?" If so, here is the link
https://www.worldpulse.com/en/voices-rising/story-awards/84918

Loyce
Apr 19, 2018
Apr 19, 2018

My sister,

Thank you for your encouragement. I am going to look at the guide for the submission.

Jill Langhus
Apr 20, 2018
Apr 20, 2018

You're welcome:) Good luck!

Olutosin
Apr 19, 2018
Apr 19, 2018

I love technology. It gave me a new voice. I'm rest assured that millions of people will continue to use it for good cause.

Loyce
Apr 19, 2018
Apr 19, 2018

Thank you for your comment. Technology is a game changer

Beth Lacey
Jan 18
Jan 18

Thanks for sharing

Veronica Ngum Ndi
Feb 26
Feb 26

Hello Loyce
I totally agree with you on the availability of the numerous platforms we can access on the social media.Thanks for sharing your story and I look forward to reading more from you
Love
Veronica
Cameroon

Juliet Acom
Feb 26
Feb 26

Hi Loyce,
Thanks for sharing this story. Technology has surely given a voice to the voiceless, we need to encourage more women to embrace STEM and ICT