Free to be Online: International Day of the Girl 2020

Each year on October 11, the UN calls upon the world to recognise the unique challenges that girls face around the world and to promote gender equality. This year’s theme was “My voice, our equal future” and in honour of this day, Plan International conducted one of the biggest global studies of girls’ experiences with online abuse and harassment. Every day, across the globe, girls are experiencing some form of online harassment and/or abuse and with COVID-19 enforcing lockdowns across the world, girls are increasing their time spent in the online world. Instagram and other social media platforms have now teamed up with Plan International Australia to address the issue. We had with us, Susanne Legena, CEO of Plan International Australia, to discuss more about the Free To Be Online campaign and how social media platforms have responded.

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