2018: Year of Growth

2018 was a year of growth for us and we are so thankful for your continued support. We’ve shared some of our proudest moment of 2018 and exciting plans for 2019.

Our Proudest Moments of 2018

Pledge to help end online abuse

Our key focus last year was to encourage as many people to take some form of action to help fix the glitch to end online abuse. 

Over 3,400 young people across England participated in our Digital Citizenship workshops, and over 100 young European Leaders took part in our workshop at the European Parliament in Strasbourg.

Over 100 people pledged to help #fixtheglitch and be an active bystander online.

Over 30 public figures have received our bespoke Digital Resilience Training.

 

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We’ve been working closely with policy makers and Members of Parliament cross party to highlight the intersectionality of online abuse, outline both its impact and harms as well as explore effective ways to fix the glitch.  Our presentation at the 38th United Nations Human Rights Council on Online Violence Against Women was extremely well received.

We were also invited to Number 10 Downing Street thanks to new Glitch Partners Antisemitism Policy Trust.

We are proud of our submissions to two All-Party Parliamentary Groups and our joint response to Government consultation with Centenary Action Group.

We recently developed working relationships with Facebook as well as Twitter who have agreed for us to a host a listening meeting for British Black Women to share their experiences of online abuse in Spring 2019.

 

glitch laptop stickerHave you noticed our rebrand? Huge thanks to Double Noire this has supported our online and offline campaigns. We’re excited to see more people learning about different forms of online abuse, the scale of the challenge and exploring effective ways to end it.

We are so proud for our work and organisation to be recommended as best practice in a recent European Parliament Report on Cyberviolence.

We were featured in Amnesty International‘s Write for Rights campaign, the Huffington Post, Channel 5 News, on BBC Radio, BBC World News and more

Our Hopes for 2019

Thanks to our donors and our Corporate Sponsors Trust in SODA and Institute for Canadian Citizenship we can continue our work. In 2019 we hope to:

  • Deliver online resources to empower more people to help end online abuse in their local communities.
  • Deliver more successful campaigns for change
  • Deliver workshops to 5000 young people.

 

To achieve this we need your support. Here 5 ways you can help:

  1. Donatesupport our Christmas Fundraiser you can make a financial donation via paypal.
  2. Book: our Our Digital Resilience training or our Digital Citizenship workshop
  3. Volunteer: we’ve tripled in size but are also looking for volunteers with skills and expertise to help us grow. If you have finance, legal, fundraising or marketing skills we would love to hear from you! Please complete this short interest form.
  4. Partner with us: our mission to fix this current glitch in our online world can only be achieved through collaboration and partnership. If you are an individual or organisation working to make the online world safer we would love to work with you! Please get in contact.
  5. Spread the word: we want to build an inclusive movement to end online abuse to fix this glitch. Follow us online and share Glitch with your Facebook friends and your Twitter and Instagram followers.

 

We wish you a wonderful 2019 and we look forward to working with you to end online abuse. 

Team Glitch 

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