Online hate is silencing critically important voices.
The UN finds that more than half of women and girls don’t feel like the internet is a safe space to express their opinions.
They’re being targeted for their sexuality, race and gender, their religion, citizenship and profession… Health care workers and scientists who voice their support for vaccine and mask mandates, journalists who cover climate change and racism, are now regularly targeted.
This has profound implications for not only their mental health, but for all of our lives.
Informed Opinions is investing in measures to support them and the Black, Asian, Indigenous, immigrant and Muslim women, people with disabilities and those who identify as LGBTQ2S who have always been targets of online abuse.
You can help.
The action kit is just the first part of our broader #ToxicHush campaign to address the silencing of voices that are already chronically under-represented in public conversations.
In the new year we’ll be launching two significant new research and advocacy measures to document and amplify the impact of the problem, and to inform legal and policy solutions.
Your support against #ToxicHush is needed now to ensure women and gender-diverse people’s experiences and realities are reflected in the response to this issue.
Click here to become a First Responder and Stand Up to Online Violence Against Women
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