Knowledge and Rights with Young people through Safer Spaces (KRYSS)

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Knowledge and Rights with Young people through Safer Spaces (KRYSS) - deploys a coordinated network of individuals to amplify positive counter-messages on social media to counter online gender-based violence and disinformation.

Established initially in 2002 as a non-registered, non-partisan, civil society organisation and an incubation platform, Knowledge and Rights with Young people through Safer Spaces (KRYSS) is an organisation that works with young people—young in age, young because of denied opportunities and young in social activism—on the issues of freedom of opinion and expression with a gender lens. KRYSS was registered as a non-profit, limited liability partnership (LLP) on 28 August 2018 as we felt that an LLP framework helped provide for a more inclusive and participatory organisational culture, allowing for decision-making and responsibility for the organization to lie directly with those who do the work on the ground.

KRYSS’s mission is closely linked to our value statement, “Reclaiming expression: where voice and diversity meet”, and so “We work towards increasing the individual and collective agency of both young women and men, cisgender and transgender alike, in the full exercise of their freedom of opinion and expression through conscious strategy development that is supported by evidence-based knowledge, networking and advocacy; and guided by feminist and human rights principles of upholding dignity, equality, diversity, respect and choice”.
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