The Datasphere Initiative is pleased to welcome Girl Security as an in-kind project partner to support and collaborate in the #Youth4OurDataFuture project.
Girl Security is an NGO working to forge equity in national security through a commitment to listen to and value the personal security experiences of girls, women, and gender minorities.
“Girl Security plays a crucial role in driving change in national security through education, mentoring, and workforce training focused on girls. The Datasphere Initiative is pleased to collaborate with this inspiring organization to unpack how data governance is related to security and the skills and workforce data security needs,” said Lorrayne Porciuncula, Executive Director, Datasphere Initiative.
The Datasphere Initiative and Girl Security plan to work together to expand the impact of the #Youth4OurDataFuture project. In addition, Girl Security will join the #Youth4Data Advisory Group to advise on different engagement mechanisms for youth, on the relevant issues from the data economy that are affecting youth, and leverage the project’s campaign to reach youth from different regions.
This partnership will foster collaboration between both organizations to drive new and innovative ways to data governance to amplify the experiences of women and girls in data security challenges and identify opportunities for furthering women and girls’ engagement in security policy and practice.
The Datasphere Initiative will contribute to the Girl Security Summer School, which provides training to women and girls from underrepresented communities in the United States.
“Girl Security is proud to participate in this meaningful work alongside the Datasphere Initiative and other organizations working to secure a more equitable data future. The #Youth4OurDataFuture project aligns wholly with our mission to center youth capabilities in the foreground of multigenerational challenges. We look forward to learning more from future generations and identifying opportunities to support their advocacy,” said Lauren Bean Buitta, Founder and CEO, Girl Security.