#ShePersisted: Como campañas de desinformación sobre género socavan la democracia

Truth and Trust Online 2022 (Hybrid Event) - Kristina Wilfore, She-persisted.org
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En todo el mundo, las mujeres líderes enfrentan niveles terribles de desinformación de género y abuso en línea, con consecuencias dramáticas para su libertad de expresión, así como para los derechos de las mujeres y la democracia en general. Sin embargo, sus perspectivas a menudo faltan en las conversaciones clave sobre democracia y tecnología.

Con una combinación de más de veinte años de experiencia en democracia y derechos de las mujeres, Lucina y Kristina crearon #ShePersisted para aprovechar las voces de las mujeres líderes a nivel mundial y asegurarse de que sean parte de conversaciones cruciales sobre la reforma de la plataforma digital.

Un nuevo informe (inglés) de #ShePersisted analiza cómo los movimientos políticos y los gobiernos utilizan la desinformación para socavar la participación política de las mujeres, atacar los derechos humanos y debilitar las instituciones democráticas. Incluye un examen de las acciones que los gobiernos y las plataformas digitales han "tomado, o con mayor frecuencia, no han tomado, para abordar este problema".

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Más investigaciones (inglés):

Women, Politics & Power in the New Media World –


Canadian Women Leaders’ Digital Defence Initiative –

Concordia: English, French

A Digital Resilience Toolkit for Women in Politics –

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Our research has been featured by some of the world’s leading media outlets, including The New York Times and The Washington Post, and presented at webinars and roundtables with influential stakeholders and institutions like the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OCSE), the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES), UN Women, and many more. Recordings of these events can be found here, and previous events we’ve taken part in here.

Below are some of our articles highlighting the intersections of gendered disinformation and the featured themes. 


Thought Leadership

This categorization touches on the larger themes of the highlighted resources. However, it should be noted there is a crossover of these topics in every area due to the interdisciplinary nature of this work.


Big Tech Accountability: 


Political Campaigns:

Norms and Stereotypes:


Threat Analysis: 

Future Research:


Supporting Women Leaders


#ShePersisted designs and implements comprehensive communications strategies for women in politics, including tailored training on how to respond to gendered disinformation and online abuse. We are building on the work of the Women’s Disinformation Defense Project, a unique effort established with several influential women’s political organizations in the U.S. Our advice is based on the latest research and tools available – such as UltraViolet’s innovative Fairness Media Guide for reporting on sexist and racist disinformation without replicating it. 


In June 2022, we released our Digital Resilience Toolkit, which brings together existing resources for digital security and tactics for preventing and handling the online harms most commonly experienced by women leaders online. It includes resources and guidance on responding to doxxing, trolling, online smear campaigns, and coordinated abuse, and outlines certain steps that can help women in the public eye who have found themselves the target of online abuse. The toolkit can be downloaded here.


We support the work of women political leaders at the forefront of the struggle for democracy and human rights by enabling them to build alliances across borders, strengthening our collective efforts to improve the performance and vigilance of the dominant social platforms. We have collaborated with organizations such as Vital Voices, the Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Presidential Center for Women and Development, the Women Legislators’ Lobby, International IDEA, the Inter-American Institute of Human Rights, and many others to increase the digital resilience of high-level women politicians and electoral bodies and provide advice on how to respond to gendered disinformation. 

If you want to know more about our work to support women leaders, get in touch here.