The Institute for Gender and the Economy (GATE) is co-hosting a panel discussion with The Citizen Lab for the annual 16 Days Against Gender-based Violence Campaign which runs from November 25 to December 10. This panel will focus on the topic of technology-facilitated violence, abuse and harassment of vulnerable groups. Panelists will not only explore the impact of this form of violence, abuse, and harassment (e.g. the “chilling effect” of diverse voices online), but also why our legal and political structures are failing to effectively address this issue. Finally, they’ll also aim to identify solutions that the audience can actively pursue in order to mitigate this issue in their own lives, and on a systemic level.
This panel will include; Nasma Ahmed, Director of the Digital Justice Lab, and Open Web Fellow at the Mozilla Foundation and the Ford Foundation; Irene Poetranto, Senior Researcher at The Citizen Lab; Kate Robertson, Associate at Markson Law; Takara Small, Host and Producer of the tech podcast, “I’ll Go First” for the Globe and Mail, and Founder of VentureKids Canada; and moderated by Molly Thomas, Reporter and Anchor for CTV News.
To prepare for this discussion, we encourage registrants to read the 2018 UN Special Rapporteur report drafted by Ms. Dubravka Šimonović to the Human Rights Council on online violence against women and girls from a human rights perspective, as well as the series of recommendations made by The Citizen Lab to the UN Special Rapporteur in 2017.
Date: November 27, 2018
Time: 5:00 – 6:30 p.m.
Venue: Desautel Hall, Rotman School of Management
Register here. This is a FREE event; everyone is welcome.