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Garnett Achieng

Technology and Public Policy 2021 Fellow

Profile

Garnett is a storyteller, researcher, and life-long learner working as a Data and Digital Rights Researcher at Policy. She is interested in researching the effects of technology on society, with a special focus on its gendered aspects.

Garnett has identified OGBV as a complex challenge that can be automated, done anonymously, targeted and facilitated at a distance. Yet, policy has not caught up. Policies like the UK’s Online Harms Bill fail to address OGBV as a standalone issue. Her research will look into how policy can be a solution in creating a safer web for the full participation of women online.

Fellowship project: It’s the Trolls for me: Designing Policy Solutions for Online Gender Based Violence (OGBV)