History has shown us that the journey of overcoming crises has been made possible by community efforts where people from all walks of life came together and supported each other through turbulent times. Incidents of collective support can be documented back to the 19th century – especially when society was dealing with epidemics and wars. Overcoming such conflict would not have been possible without community support. However, Covid-19 forced most of us to retreat indoors in a bid to keep ourselves safe.
But keeping the spirit of community support alive, this is where the internet came to play. Those of us on Twitter noticed extensive activities committed to aiding with Covid-relief work, especially in the wake of the second wave. We witnessed many women on Twitter who undertook extraordinary efforts in order to provide relief and responsibly use the platform to its fullest potential in order to provide Covid-based support. We aspire to acknowledge their efforts and to further amplify their exemplary work on Twitter.
We present to you COVID SHEROES where we invite you to nominate women on Twitter who you have witnessed use their platform for supporting and amplifying Covid-relief work and the spirit of coming together as a society in times of crisis.
First edition of the event
Key highlights from WWW