The Role of Social Media in Ending Violence Against Women

Social media offers unprecedented opportunities to raise awareness around violence against women and girls, to help users stay safe, and to inspire people to engage in social activism. At the same time, it may pose challenges to journalists by blurring the line between journalism and activism. The event commences the series, "16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence" organized by the Global Women's Institute.


Liriel Higa, Social Media Strategist, Half the Sky Movement
Shawna Potter, Founder, Hollaback Baltimore
Nancy Schwartzman, Executive Director, The Line Campaign, and developer of Circle of 6
Caroline D'Angelo, Social Media Editor, The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting


Frank Sesno, Director of the School of Media and Public Affairs