EAC Region Women Online Safety Hackathon

Women Techmakers East Africa are coming together to create an Online Safety Hackathon on the 20th - 21st August 2020 Our aim is to to acknowldge, celebrate and challange women in Tech.

Aug 20, 2021, 2:00 PM – Aug 21, 2021, 11:00 AM


Key Themes

AndroidDesignInclusionWebWomen Techmakers

About this event

EVENT LINK : https://zoom.us/j/91792734589?pwd=cnRPS1cvRjJ5TFdLcVJzRGpiWjhFUT09

Two out of five women get harassed daily online; In our effort to use technology to solve these problems, we are hosting a region-wide hackathon to provide a platform to identify solutions to online harassment of women and girls. In partnership with JIGSAW: a unit within Google whose mission is to create a safer internet for a better world.

This hackathon is open to all women - Software Engineers, Product Designers, Data scientists, Gender Specialists, Product Managers, Data Analysts, e.t.c. Over 100 innovators will take on the problem statement and provide innovative solutions that address women’s safety online across the globe.

The Women’s Safety Hackathon invites women and allies to create technical solutions using Google products to the problem of violence against women online.

Hackathon participants will focus on a localized problem statement. Participants, in teams, will be tasked with scoping and pitching a product solution. 

High Level Goals:

1. Produce innovative product ideas and MVPs to reduce violence against women online

2. Demonstrate the power of a grassroots approach to addressing huge issues facing tech + society through regional and global campaigns

3. Tell a story about the power of technologists coming together to address online violence


Developers, designers, and all women who are ready to find solutions with their creative ideas!

We are here with a #hackathon event for women!

🧐 WHY?

Developing technology has brought many benefits to us but also brought a whole new perspective to #VIOLENCE #AGAINST #WOMEN.

Many women from all over the world are attacked digitally and socially because they do not comply with the aesthetic or moral judgments of the society (!) and sometimes

women are attacked on digital/social platforms just because of being a "woman".

We come together to say "STOP" to all this!

Don't you think it's time to say "ENOUGH" to this?

I AM IN! How can I proceed?

We, as WomenTechmakers and Google Developers chapters in East Africa, we came together with an online Hackathon to find solutions to these attacks that women encounter.

You can reserve your place in Hackathon, which will take place on 20th and 21st of August to have a chance to work on and evaluate your idea with other participants across the region accompanied by mentors, video conferences, and a jury. 

Come prepare to Collaborate, Ideate, Create and Innovate solutions that will help stop Online Violence against women.

There will be awards for the top three teams from the region!!!!!! and givaways.

Let's stand up against online and social violence to women.. ONLINE..TOGETHER!

#womentechmakers #WTMHackathon #WTMEAC 



August 20 – 21, 2021
2:00 PM – 11:00 AM UTC


Check in
Welcoming Remarks
Intro of WTM and the Hackathon
Online Safety Training
Q & A
Networking and Guest leave at their own pleasure.


  • Caitlin Morrissey

    Google - Workshop

    Global Program Lead

  • Margaret Nanyombi

    GDG Entebbe


  • Anne Mburu

    WTM Kisii Chapter


  • Aidah Bukubbuza

    AYDIA Gender and Technology Initiative

    Senior Team Lead

  • Diana Waithanji

    oftware Engineer & Cyber Security Consultant

  • Catherine Muya

    Lawyers Hub Kenya

    Digital Rights Officer,


  • Mercy Kwambai

    Software Developer | WTM Ambassador

  • Anne Mburu

    WTM Kisii Chapter



  • Margaret Nanyombi

    GDG Entebbe


  • Ms. Asha D. Abinallah

    Women At Web Tanzania

    Women At Web Tanzania Country Project Lead & CEO Media Convergency

  • Anne Rotich

    CyberSecurity Engineer

  • Daniel Alemu

    Program Coordinator at American Spaces


  • Anne Mburu

    WTM Kisii Chapter


  • Mercy Kwambai

    Software Developer | WTM Ambassador

  • Getty Orawo

    Women Tech Makers Kisumu


  • Georgia Rwechungura

    Women Tech Makers EAC



  • Janice Maige

    GDG Dar es Salaam


  • Yesaya Athuman

    Tanzania Ports Authority (TPA)


  • Georgia Rwechungura

    Sanku PHC EAC Region


  • Bennett Benedict

    University of Dar es Salaam


  • Veronica Michael

    Team Member