Soroptimist International interviews Cybersmile CEO
AS PART OF THIS YEAR’S 16 DAYS OF ACTIVISM AGAINST GENDER VIOLENCE, SOROPTIMIST INTERNATIONAL ARE TAKING A LOOK AT CYBERBULLYING AND HOW IT AFFECTS WOMEN AROUND THE WORLD.
Soroptimist International is a global volunteer movement working together to transform the lives of women and girls. Their network of around 80,000 club members in 130 countries and territories works at a local, national and international level to educate, empower and enable opportunities for women and girls.
When the fantastic team over at Soroptimist got in touch with us for an interview, we put our founder and CEO, Scott Freeman, straight on the case.
“How does cyberbullying relate to gender? Are there trends that prove gender specific?
When a lot of people think about ‘cyberbullying’ the conjured image is that of a teenage girl. While it certainly is the case that this demographic makes up a lot of the victims (and perpetrators) of cyberbullying incidents, we deal with people of all ages, genders and backgrounds who are dealing with online abuse issues. It really is an incredibly diverse problem to tackle!”
The 16 Days Campaign was launched by the Center for Women’s Global Leadership in 1991 as an annual campaign that demands the elimination of all forms of violence against women.