EMPOWERING WOMEN ONLINE | Online Safety for Women and Girls Workshop

In honor of International ICT Day 2024, a groundbreaking initiative took place, the workshop on “Online Safety for Women and girls”. This was a collaborative initiative between Digital Skills for Africa in partnership with Girl Up (UN Foundation), and was fully sponsored by the Ntha Foundation. The workshop aimed to empower women with the knowledge and skills needed to navigate the online world safely and confidently. Through interactive sessions and practical exercises, participants learned about online threats, privacy protection, and effective strategies for staying safe online.

Target Audience:

The workshop was open to women of all ages and backgrounds interested in enhancing their online safety skills, with priority given to individuals from underserved communities and marginalized groups.

Workshop Components:

The workshop was conducted online via Microsoft Teams and comprised of the following components:

  • Interactive Presentations: Expert speakers delivered presentations on topics such as online privacy, cybersecurity, and digital literacy.
  • Q&A Sessions: Opportunities were provided for participants to ask questions and seek clarification from experts.
  • Networking Opportunities: Participants were given the chance to connect with like-minded individuals and build supportive networks.

Workshop Format:

Nyasha Mudzadzi, from Girl Up – United Nations Foundation, served as the workshop host.

  • Session 1: Facilitated by Abigail Zingani
  • Topic: Navigating the digital world safely
  • Session 2: Facilitated by Yankho Kamtukulo
  • Topic: Digital Literacy and Online threats


Applications were received from 88 individuals from 6 countries; Zambia, Malawi, Zimbabwe, Namibia, South Africa, and Nigeria. 41 participants attended the meeting, with an average attendance duration of 1 hour and 2 minutes. The meeting commenced at 11:01 AM CAT and concluded at 12:54 PM CAT, with a total duration of 1 hour and 53 minutes.


The “Online Safety for Women” workshop represented a collaborative effort to address the unique challenges faced by women in the digital age. By providing practical guidance, fostering digital literacy, and empowering women to advocate for their digital rights, this workshop aimed to create a safer and more inclusive online environment for all. With the support of key partners and sponsorship from the Ntha Foundation, we were confident that this workshop made a meaningful impact on the lives of women in our communities.

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Want to partner on or fund one of our programmes / initiatives? We are always open to collaborations and partnerships. Contact our Business Development Associate; Ms. Abigail Zingani via contact@kwathucentre.org, or give us a call(direct or WhatsApp) on +265991850749.

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