The Empower Project is an Edinburgh-based feminist organisation that support communities to lead the change against gender-based violence in the digital age.

Founded in 2017, they are a small organisation with a national mandate. They are an Edinburgh-based charity that work to support local communities. Their recent work on tech abuse has covered problems that are very widespread, such as harassment and cyberbullying, as well as issues that legislation and law enforcement are still getting to grips with, such as cyber flashing, doxxing, and revenge porn. We acknowledge that these are serious issues which women and non-binary folx in particular face, especially within the gaming community. We hope our contribution can help the organisation grow and have a larger impact, and we can learn from the example they set how to make our community more inclusive and fair.

We contacted Emily Beever, the Chair of The Empower Project, who said, “We are delighted to be working with GEAS and Conpulsion, combining forces to address discrimination within the gaming community. We work with young people across Scotland, listening to their experiences of tech and online abuse and how this has a real impact on their daily lives. GEAS and Conpulsion are dedicated to making positive change for its members and we are excited to start this journey with them.”

We look forward to supporting the outstanding work that they do at the 2020 edition of Conpulsion.