Making Sure Our Technical Communities Are Safe Spaces For All

The number of technical user groups in South Africa has grown and we’ve now got several vibrant communities. Which is awesome!

If we want to make sure our communities continue to be as awesome and welcoming as they are, we need to take steps to ensure our events and on-line spaces stay safe. The easiest of which is the implementation and enforcement of an anti-harassment policy.

How easy is it? You can lift, almost word for word, a policy from the Geek Feminism Wiki. We’ve done so at the Jozi JUG.

If your group hasn’t instituted an anti-harassment policy, email the organizers and let them know they need one and where to get it!

Duke gives the thumbs up to safe communities

Duke gives the thumbs up to safe communities

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