APrIGF 2022 Session Proposal Submission Form
Part 1 - Lead Organizer
Contact Person
Ms. Ellen Kusuma
Organization / Affiliation (Please state "Individual" if appropriate) *
Head of Digital At-Risks Subdivision
Economy of Residence
Primary Stakeholder Group
Civil Society
Part 2 - Session Proposal
Session Title
Here's How Your Genital and Physical Affects Your Digital Lives
Session Format
Where do you plan to organize your session?
Onsite at the venue (with online moderator for questions and comments from remote participants)
Specific Issues for Discussion
SAFEnet, a digital rights advocate non-profit organization based in Indonesia, has initiated a platform for online gender based violence (OGBV) advocacy called Awas KBGO (Watch out for OGBV).

OGBV has risen in the discourse of online protection in Indonesia. The Awas KBGO initiative is an intervention to the dire OGBV situation in Indonesia and has done plenty of things in Indonesia in the last few years, including but not limited to developed helplines for OGBV victims which received more than 1,300 reports since the activation in mid 2019, publishing various free and downloadable guidebooks including first aid when facing non-consensual dissemination of intimate images which has been downloaded for thousand times, developed a learning management system for youth and support systems, and have been improving the accessibilities of the issues, content and knowledge for the deaf and blind communities. The latest are Awas KBGO researches on OGBV faced by Women Human Rights Defenders and Existing OGBV Legal Framework in Indonesia.

Through this showcase, we'd like to share what we have been our experience and invite others from the Asia Pacific Communities to share their experience, and also engage and collaborate with us in the future thus we will have a stronger collective to tackle the issues in the region.
Describe the Relevance of Your Session to APrIGF
To bring gender issues to the table of internet governance forum in the region
To contribute the the digital divide discourse for the inclusion and sustainability
To grow and prosper network/collaboration in the region specifically to tackle the online gender based violence in the region
Methodology / Agenda (Please add rows by clicking "+" on the right)
Time frame (e.g. 5 minutes, 20 minutes, should add up to 60 minutes) Description
2 minutes Introduction on SAFEnet
8 minutes Awas KBGO showcase
10 minutes Sharing and Discussion with audience
Moderators & Speakers Info (Please complete where possible)
  • Moderator (Primary)

    • Name: Ellen Kusuma
    • Organization: SAFEnet
    • Designation: Head of Digital At-Risks Subdivision
    • Gender: Women
    • Economy / Country of Residence: Indonesia
    • Stakeholder Group: Civil Society
    • Expected Presence: In-person
    • Status of Confirmation: Confirmed
    • Link of Bio (URL only):
  • Moderator (Facilitator)

    • Stakeholder Group: Academia
    • Expected Presence: In-person
    • Status of Confirmation: Proposed
  • Speaker 1

    • Stakeholder Group: Academia
    • Expected Presence: In-person
    • Status of Confirmation: Proposed
  • Speaker 2

    • Stakeholder Group: Academia
    • Expected Presence: In-person
    • Status of Confirmation: Proposed
  • Speaker 3

    • Stakeholder Group: Academia
    • Expected Presence: In-person
    • Status of Confirmation: Proposed
  • Speaker 4

    • Stakeholder Group: Academia
    • Expected Presence: In-person
    • Status of Confirmation: Proposed
Please explain the rationale for choosing each of the above contributors to the session.
Ellen Kusuma as the representation from SAFEnet will also present the Awas KBGO showcase as she's the coordinator for the initiative as a whole, and lead the conversation happening in the session.
Please declare if you have any potential conflict of interest with the Program Committee 2022.
Are you or other session contributors planning to apply for the APrIGF Fellowship Program 2022?
APrIGF offers live transcript in English for all sessions. Do you need any other translation support or any disability related requests for your session? APrIGF makes every effort to be a fully inclusive and accessible event, and will do the best to fulfill your needs.
Please activate live translation/closed caption for the session.
Brief Summary of Your Session
The session went with the speakers explaining about the advocacy on online gender based violence in Indonesia through SAFEnet's initiative called Awas KBGO (Beware of Online Gender-based Violence). The advocacy started as a 16 days of activism campaign but then pioneered a multistakeholder effort by collaborating and working together with other stakeholders, namely the victims, service providers, government (relevant ministries and NHRIs), digital platform, law enforcements, relevant UN bodies, and et cetera. The initiative also documented the knowledge and published guidebooks and researches on it, while at the same time pushing through the dissemination towards larger public.

Awas KBGO also diversified the format and channels (from booklet to social media posts, podcasts, YouTube videos) and improved the accessibility so the transfer knowledge could reach more vulnerable and marginalized group, such as deaf and blind communities. Remediation of the published materials included encouraging the deaf communities to create sign language instructions around the topic of online gender based violence, and raising their awareness and capabilities to handle the subject. Other efforts currently happening is translating the resources into English language to broaden the scope of advocacy.
Substantive Summary of the Key Issues Raised and the Discussion
Multistakeholder approach is important in strategizing the advocacy of online gender based violence.
Diversifying the format of the resources and improving its accessibility are important as it practice inclusion.
Conclusions and Suggestions of Way Forward
There's a need to share common resources and different contexts of challenges and best practices of advocating online gender based violence, especially in the Asia Pacific region as it has similarities in socio-cultural background.
Number of Attendees (Please fill in numbers)
    Gender Balance in Moderators/Speakers (Please fill in numbers)
    • Speakers

      • Female: 1
    How were gender perspectives, equality, inclusion or empowerment discussed? Please provide details and context.
    The session is a way to reflect and share on gender perspective and inclusion in the advocacy of online gender based violence. Several audiences has reached out and asked on the initiative and share their own experiences within their countries.
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