Tips on how to stay safe online during the COVID-19 pandemic

Benefits of social media

Social media can be a powerful tool for women to engage, connect, communicate, learn and grow.

Express themselves


Empower others


Make connections


Contribute ideas

Engage directly


Build personal brand


Amplify their voices


Access information



It is a medium for women to develop their professional identities, strengthen their personal brands and build their reputations.


Social media can amplify the voices of women who are too often silenced in public debate: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women, women from culturally and linguistically diverse communities, women who identify as LGBTIQ+ and women with disabilities.

Social media can also unite women’s individual stories and allow them to speak collectively. It can therefore help to both liberate women and advance gender equality. But with these benefits comes risks, including the risk of cyber abuse.

Cyber abuse