Women’s Cyber Platform impressed with women, girls participation at the meet

Organizers of Women and Girls in Cyber have expressed satisfaction with the participation of women and girls at the Women’s Cyber Platform, which took place in Lilongwe last week.

Chairperson of the organizing committee, Thokozani Chimbe, who is also a Legal Advisor at Malawi Communications Regulatory Authority (Macra), expressed her satisfaction on Friday during the closing ceremony of the first-ever Women and Girls in Cyber held under the theme: “Bridging the Gender Gap and Breaking the Gas Ceiling.”

She said women and girls responded well to the conference.

Chimbe: The conference was a success

“This was a success because women from all sectors of the society attended and shared ideas as well as experiences on technology issues,” she said.

Chimbe said they want the nation through the forum to recognize the importance of women and girls inclusion in digitalization.

She further said women and girls have among others been sensitized on how to tackle challenges brought about by technological advancement including the gender gap and cyber threats.

Meanwhile, she said, they agreed to set up a Women in Cyber Malawi Network that will get affiliated to the Global Women in Cyber networks.

Priscilla Nyirenda, a participant, said she has benefited a lot because women and girls generally needed support in cyber security.

“They are alot of crimes that are committed on the internet and affects women, and girls” she said.

Therefore, she said, the conference was very important to women and girls and the skills gained will be shared to others.

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