Support our campaign to stamp out violent threats, misogyny and sexist abuse online. We will also be sending out information about the major conference we will be held in the new year to bring women together to support the campaign and put forward practical ideas about bringing the real change.We’re calling for women and men to stand together against violent threats online, misogyny and sexist abuse.
The internet is a powerful way to invigorate public life, and it must always be a form of free speech and honest debate. Just as we do in our homes, on the streets, in the pub or at work, we all want to be free to express our anger, disagreement, contempt or strong views in an argument.
But also, just as we do in our homes, on the streets, in the pub or at work, we should challenge intimidation, misogyny, racism or threats, and we should challenge a culture which says that persistent aggressive, sexist abuse is OK.
We are here to be together, to educate ourselves, to show support and that no one is alone. We are in this together, and as a whole, we will fight against any injustice. Everyone is born equal and should be equal for the rest of their life. Abuse is not an option, a right or an excuse. Abuse should always be addressed and condemned. The communication is always the key in every situation and day-to-day life, and it should be free of any abuse, misogyny or threats. Victims shouldn’t be shamed or left alone in an unfair fight.
Reclaim the internet is a forum for people that came together to debate what action is needed to tackle misogyny online. in the new year we will be holding a major conference to discuss what more can be done. We will cover a range of issues including:
- What action is needed against violent threats, hate crime and stalking online – which including standards there should be for the police, prosecutors, and media platforms?
- What action is needed to support people who are targeted by online abuse, sexism or bullying?
- What voluntary action should organizations take to set standards for their members – including political parties, campaign groups, employers, trade unions?
- What action should individuals take when faced with abuse – responding, reporting, shaming or ignoring?
- What is needed to prevent the next generation thinking online misogyny is OK?