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About Glitch

Glitch is an award-winning UK charity that is working to end online abuse – particularly against women and marginalised people. We were founded in 2017 by then local politician, Seyi Akiwowo, after she received a flood of abuse when a video of her speech at the European Parliament went viral. Through training, research, workshops and programmes, we're building an online world that is safer for all.

We focus our effort on three key areas: Awareness, Advocacy and Action.

Awareness

Using campaigns and collaborations with partners—including universities, corporates and other charities—we work hard to highlight the problem of online abuse. You might also see us on TV, podcasts or on stage, speaking up about the impact it has on individuals and society, as well as some possible solutions to tackle it.

Advocacy

We see ourselves as a ‘critical friend’ of the powerful forces in tech, law enforcement and privacy. This means working closely with the major social media platforms like Twitter, Facebook and TikTok—so we can influence their policies and hold them to account when needed—as well as helping public institutions create better legislation to prevent and address online abuse.

Action

We want everyone to feel confident when navigating online and offline spaces – especially women and girls, who are disproportionately affected by discrimination. Through our educational work, we promote the concept of 'digital citizenship’ and break down complex topics including online hate speech, gender-based abuse and information disorders. For more info, check out our free resources or read more about our paid workshops.