Using Technology & Social Media To Counter Violence Against Women & Girls

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Hosted by Purple

SMW Studio Water Corporation Road - Plot 5B Oniru Lagos

Research has shown that while many people say they disapprove of Violence Against Women & Girls (VAWG), the practice is still common (and many people think it is still acceptable in ‘certain circumstances’).

Using Technology & Social Media to Counter Violence Against Women & Girls is an opportunity to highlight violence against women, which many still view as acceptable and even necessary in some cases. Social media plays a big part in determining how society views this topic – social media fueled gender shaming continues to lead to and exacerbate the attitudes that legitimate gender based violence.

On the other hand, social media has great potential to change the discussion to one where violence is unacceptable no matter what the situation. Social media is also an important means of letting more people know about resources available.

Participants will provide more information about how to access online and offline resources to combat violence against women and girls. As well as more information about the 4 main types of violence and abuse; physical, sexual, emotional and financial, and how we can all contribute to creating a nation at peace and free of oppression.

This session is hosted by Purple – a movement for a 50:50 world that seeks to help young women and men reach their full potential and create a better society for everyone. Purple challenges negative attitudes around what women and men can and can’t do, and aims to give everyone the skills they need to succeed, regardless of gender. Find out more about Purple at

Venue & Location

SMW Studio

Water Corporation Road - Plot 5B
Oniru, Lagos

Social Media Week

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Using Technology & Social Media To Counter Violence Against Women & Girls

Hosted by Purple

  • Omowumi Dada


    Omowumi Dada


    Voices for Change Programme

  • Oluwaseun Osowobi


    Oluwaseun Osowobi

    Stand to End Rape (STER)

    Stand to End Rape (STER)

  • Joy Shokoya


    Joy Shokoya

    Lead Counsellor

    Mirabel Centre