2021 Women’s online safety hackathon


The Women Techmakers Limbe together with a Ghanaian boy has won the second prize of the 2021 Ideathon for Women’s Online Safety organized by Google’s Jigsaw and Women Tech Makers for women and girls in Central Africa. Ange Taffo said despite the challenges the internet connectivity in Cameroon posed, Team Sentinel was able to emerge as the second winner of the competition which challenged participants to propose and present solutions on harassment and bullying of women online. The team has gone home with 150.000frs as second prize winner after another team from Bambili, Bamenda, North West Region emerged first. Cameroon was topping the competition. The online competition which began in August 2021 was organized as a result of the fact that women face bullying and harassment online more than men do. Also read: 2 powerful Silicon Mountain Tech Women making it to Google Summer of Code 2021. How I got…