Women's Forum  Singapore 2024


Saumya Baijal


Strategy Lead


Saumya Baijal, Strategy Director India, VIRTUE, has 17 years of experience across some of the largest advertising networks like Ogilvy, Mullen Lowe Lintas Group amongst others, and has worked across brands like Akzo Nobel, Google, Fabindia, Havells and many others. In her private life, she is a gender rights activist, a bilingual writer and poet. Her work has been published across The Wire, Outlook, Firstpost, Deccan Herald amongst many others. Her work focuses on popular culture, gender and language.

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Impact Hub (Discovery Space)
Jun 19, 2024
5:00 PM5:45 PM

Digital violence: Battling backlash to women’s rights online

SUKKI I See HerAward-winning screenwriter/director, producer and activist on women's rights and inclusivitySaumya BaijalVIRTUE Strategy LeadNoelle MartinUWA Tech & Policy LabResearcher, activist, and lawyerChloé VialardA&O Shearman Lawyer and Women's Forum 2023 Rising Talent
Women’s rights must be protected online as well as offline. However, according to Plan International, over 50% of girls around the world have been harassed online and this is worse where they are politically outspoken, disabled, Black or identify as LGBTIQ+. What is the role of internet ‘hashtivism’ in educating for change and feminist dialogue? How can women be better equipped to combat this violence?