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Looking back at the Global Online Activist Academy 2023

23 March — 9 April 2023


Another year over, another 55 graduates of our Global Online Activist Academy! Over the course of two weeks, participants took part in three expert-facilitated workshops on Digital Communications & Graphic Designs, Intersex Rights, and Digital Security for LGBTQI Activists. After that, they attempted two challenges to apply the skills they learned, while receiving feedback from the official Activist Academy judges.

Once again, we were a truly international group with 55 worldwide participants from Brazil to Botswana, Kenya to Côte d’Ivoire, to name a few. Together, we explored what it means to be intersex, brushed up on public speaking skills, and fortified our digital activism with communications and safety trainings.

Congratulations to all 20 teams who made it to the finish line, with a special shout out to the 3 winning teams TransMission, Peer Deer and Sultan of Activism for each winning the €500 cash prize! And a big thank you to our amazing experts for their workshops and our dedicated team members for making the Academy happen.

The Global Online Activist Academy 2023 was organised by IGLYO and funded by the Dutch Ministry of Education Culture & Science and the Citizens, Equality, Rights and Values (CERV) programme of the European Union.

IGLYO is co-funded by the Rights Equality and Citizenship (REC) programme 2014-2020 of the European Union and the Government of the Netherlands. The contents of this publication are the sole responsibility of IGLYO and can in no way be taken to reflect the views of the European Commission or the Government of the Netherlands.