Internship at @OWP: The story of Caterina

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This summer we had a wonderful opportunity to work with Caterina Barbi from Italy and hosts her as our summer intern. It was pleasure having you here, your thoughts, energy and creativity. We look forward to seeing all the wonderful steps you take in your future!

Here are few thoughts that Caterina shared after her internship:

“This month I had the amazing opportunity to assist the staff of One World Platform in their trainings and work. Collaborating with them I had the chance of learning what a breaching of human rights on the internet is and how to tackle the issue. During the internship, I mainly worked on the project dealing with innovative women in technology, researching and writing about wonderful inventors who influenced our world and the enhancement of technology and mostly remained unknown. Through this task I not only got to learn about women who are currently allowing me to write and send this text, but also to understand how deep and rooted is the discrimination that they faced and are still posthumously facing. Is it any fair for Hedy Lamarr to be remembered as the amazing actress who also happened to have changed the way we communicate?

This, however is not my outburst on the importance of feminism. This is my thank you for all the wonderful staff at One World Platform for giving me the opportunity to assist their work and understand how important it is to protect human rights on the internet. They did not only give me the chance to expand my knowledge on many different topics but also an idea of what it means to work in a non-governmental organization and the challenges that have to be faced. These weeks were doubtlessly a treasure for me and I hope one day I’ll be able to come back and learn more.”

 

Belma Kučukalić

Virtual nomad and storyteller. Passionate lover of social media and potential that it provides. Interested in education on ICT sector, its intersection with women’s rights, believer in visual power of transmitting the message. Loud activist when it comes to all forms of cyberbullying.

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