Call it out and shut it down

Getting misinformation out of our feeds

Join Plan International USA’s International Day of the Girl Youth Summit and attend two unique events!

This year, we’re focusing on girls’ safety and online harassment, and our summit is designed for young activists. Plus, did we mention that both events are free and open to the public?! Sign up for each event individually — you won’t want to miss them!

Call it out and shut it down: Getting misinformation out of our feeds

Thursday, Oct. 7, 2021
7-8 p.m. ET

This event, led by young people, will unpack just how damaging and widespread misinformation, disinformation and online harassment can be for girls. We’ll hear from young activists at the forefront of this work here in the U.S. who are advocating for policies to protect girls in all their diversity, improve digital literacy and strengthen allyship in calling out and shutting down online harassment.

Speakers will include Aela, a SafeBAE board member; Dax, a senior trainer at Hollaback!; Jorge, a Plan International USA Youth Advisory Board member; and Emily, a co-founder of Space to Speak.

Speakers at the 2021 International Day of the Girl Youth Summit


Bystander intervention training: How to be an ally when you witness online abuse

Friday, Oct. 8, 2021
4-5 p.m. ET

Okay, so we know that online harassment and abuse is incredibly widespread and can be hugely devastating for girls. But what can you do about it?

We’ve invited Hollaback!, a nonprofit organization dedicated to ending harassment in all its forms, to lead this free, one-hour, interactive training, in which you’ll gain you the tools you need to intervene safely and effectively in online abuse.

First, we’ll talk through what online harassment is and how to identify abusive tactics. We’ll discuss the severe impact online abuse can have — on well-being, livelihoods and free expression — and how it’s drowning out voices that urgently need to be heard in public discourse. Then, we’ll share concrete strategies for how to distract, delegate, document, delay or directly intervene in a way that is safe, effective and centered on the needs of the person being targeted. We’ll have time to practice, so you can leave feeling more confident intervening the next time you see someone being abused online. We hope you’ll join us to learn how we can all band together to make the internet a safer, more diverse and more equitable place.