The Tech Policy Design Lab pilot focused on creating solutions to counter violence against women online. This work led to a group of the world’s biggest tech platforms making specific commitments to take action and improve women’s safety on their platforms.
Between March 2020 and February 2021, we convened four multi-stakeholder consultations. These consultations brought together some of the world’s largest tech platforms, civil society organizations, government representatives and academia to generate evidence, build relationships and engage in constructive dialogue around women’s experiences of online gender-based violence and abuse.
We then used the insights and evidence gathered during our consultations to develop a series of three policy design workshops throughout April 2021. Led by two service design firms, Feminist Internet and Craig Walker, the workshops applied design-thinking and co-creation to develop prototypes that center the experiences of women most impacted by online abuse.
Specifically, the workshops focused on the experiences of highly visible women online (e.g. politicians, journalists, activists) from around the world, and provided an opportunity for participants to innovate around content curation and reporting flows.