A global trend of using ICT for harassing and shutting down female voices and opinions is constantly happening, while women are struggling to stay vocal. The GTI project, apart from networking, sharing and learning, has the main goal to build capacity within the sector (NGOs, journalists) and provide practical solutions and advice to women who use the internet intensively to carry out their activities.

The Gender and Tech Institute Germany collected more than 80 women from around the world with the goal to share and build capacities regarding privacy and digital security. This was the kick-off moment and with all the success that it got the GTI is deepening and now building more institutes with local backgrounds. In a multi-faceted approach the project has directly strengthened people's capacities to firstly improve their own response to restrictions on freedom of expression and freedom of opinion and secondly enable them to improve the capacity within their own communities.