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#HerNetHerRights #SayNotOnlineViolence online conference

#HerNetHerRights is a project led by the European Women’s Lobby (EWL) to analyse the current state of online violence against women and girls in Europe and come up with innovative solutions and policy recommendations to fight online male violence and create a safer, more inclusive web for all women and girls.

Funded by Google, the project will take stock of the reality of online violence against women and girls through a report and thanks to the contribution of EWL members and other key stakeholders. We will also propose an activist tool kit to know one’s rights and develop strategies to resist to and combat abusers online and bring structural change.

On 13 October 2017, and in the framework of the European Week of Action for Girls, we organise an online conference which will bring together the main actors on the issue of online violence against women and girls in Europe: researchers and activists, decision-makers and youth, survivors and women’s organisations. You can see the preliminary agenda below and find out more about our speakers.

The online conference will be followed-up by a tweetchat discussion, around 4 main topics: a male-dominated digital world, links between sexist media and cyberVAWG, initiatives on protection and justice, recommendations (11h15-12h15).

We will communicate on this page the link to the webinar, on Friday 13 October in the morning.

Save the date and join us to say NO to online violence against women and girls in Europe!

Friday 13 October 2017 - Online conference on online violence against women and girls in Europe

In the framework of EWL #HerNetHerRights project and the European Week of Action for Girls

9h30-11h - Panel on GoToWebinar (In parallel, a tweetchat)

Pierrette Pape, moderator

  • Word of introduction by Mariya Gabriel, EU Commissioner for the Digital Economy and Society 5 mn (tbc)
  • Terry Reintke, MEP, on the European Parliament report on gender equality and empowering women in the digital age 7 mn
  • Alexandra Hache, PhD, Spain, Project Coordinator at TacticalTech, on the different forms of online violence and paradigms of analysis 12 mn
  • Expert from EIGE (European Institute for Gender Equality), on good practices (including legislation) 8 mn
  • Nicole Shephard, PhD, UK, on the feminist implications of big data and privacy 10 mn
  • Emma Holten, Danish activist and revenge porn survivor, on her experience and strategies 10 mn
  • Karen Sadlier, psychologist, France, on the impact of cyber violence against women (prerecorded) 5 mn
  • Google on their work to combat online violence against women and girls 5 mn (tbc)
  • Essa Reijmers, Dutch expert to EWL Observatory on violence against women, on the project SafetyNed 5 mn
  • Salome Mbugua, Chair of the European Network of Migrant Women, on the intersection of racism and sexism online 5 mn
  • Sodfa Daaji, youth activist in Italy, member of Afrika Youth Movement and of Youth4Abolition, on the experience of young women 5 mn
  • Raphaëlle Rémy-Leleu, Osez le Féminime, France, on OLF campaign against cyberharassment 5 mn
  • Negin Nazem Zorromodi, youth activist, Sweden, on her strategies 5 mn
  • EWL Executive member on EWL recommendations 5 mn

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