It is really our pleasure and we are particularly moved that Thea by Makedonia Palace magazine chose to include and highlight our activities in their latest issue (Issue 13) that was released in the last few days. We sincerely thank Ms. Maria Mylona, editor-in-chief of Thea by Makedonia Palace magazine, for reaching out to us.
The reference to our action…
“DATAWO is a Non-Profit Organisation dealing with issues of gender equality in the digital age, including incidents of online gender-based violence. It was founded in June 2021 by two female lawyers, Anastasia Karagianni and Anthi Argyriou. It is based in Thessaloniki.
DATAWO’s actions concern raising awareness and informing society about relevant issues, by organising events and seminars, as well as conducting legal research with a corresponding theme, while DATAWO’s cooperation with civil society organisations is also important, both at national, as well as at the European and international level.
In the summer of 2021, we held two online events, one entitled ‘Gender-based violence in the digital age’ and the second ‘Algorithmic biases and gender’, which were attended by state authorities such as the Cybercrime Prosecution Department and the Women’s Counseling Center of the Municipality of Veria and Thessaloniki (first event), but also civil society organisations.
In December 2021 we held the first Female Code Lab, enabling feminities over 18 years old to attend two days of introductory programming and code courses to sharpen their digital skills and get a first touch with basic programming languages. From the beginning of 2022, we visit schools, informing students, parents and educational staff about preventing and dealing with incidents of gender-based violence in the digital age.
We also participate in the “Safe at Work” project undertaken by ActionAid in collaboration with Women on Top, the Panteion University Research Committee, the Greek Human Resources Management Association and us. The project is implemented within the framework of the Active citizens fund program and concerns sexual harassment in the world of work.”