Safersisters: Feminist Digital Security Hints in gifs

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On our cell phone we set dates with our crushes, store our nudes or family photos, have secret conversations, keep our phonebook, information about visited locations and carry much more things than what would possibly fit into our purses or bum bags. Even so, very few sisters take the steps to protect them.

It is to improve our technology habits with simple digital security tips that Coding Rights has just launched Safersisters (Safermanas, in Brazilian Portuguese and in Spanish), a campaign based on scripted Gifs that provide tips on how to avoid incidents and reduce online vulnerabilities usually faced by cis women, travesties, trans and non-binary people.

The idea is to encourage all of these people to become a Safersister. By ‘all’, we mean sisters of all ages and tastes, women. A SaferSister can be anyone who gets information from and communicate through cell phone applications, downloads and uses computer programs to sort out online various aspects of their everyday life, people who love innovation but do not forget to be cautious and diligent when needed. The Safersisterhood 🙂 acknowledge the value and sensitivity of their personal data and take good care of them because that ultimately is a form of self-care.

Our goal is to protect sisters from annoying people who spend their time and energy threatening to post our nudes, stalking and tracking our every step just to bully us, stealing our passwords to try to trash our social media or using any technological (and psychological) tools to commit acts of gender violence.