A conversation about the UN Special Rapporteur on violence against women


Tuesday, November 28, 2017, 9:00am to 10:00am


T-102 WAPPP Cason Conference Room

Please join us for a conversation about the UN Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences, with Lex Gill, National Security Program Advocate for the Canadian Civil Liberties Association and Researcher with Citizen Lab.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 9AM to 10AM
Lex Gill @lex_is
Research Fellow, The Citizen Lab, Munk School of Global Affairs
National Security Program Advocate, Canadian Civil Liberties Association

While women and girls are disproportionately targeted for online harassment in general, they also face unique gender-specific threats. These threats include, but are not limited to: cyber stalking, non-consensual sharing of intimate photos or videos (“revenge porn”), harassment, hacking, denial-of-service attacks, gender-based slurs, publication of private personal information (“doxing”), impersonation, extortion, rape and death threats, electronically-enabled trafficking, and sexual exploitation of minors. In addition to gender-specific discrimination, other factors—such as gender expression, sexual orientation, disability, race, ethnicity, Indigenous status, age, and religion—compound, exacerbate, and complicate experiences online. At the same time, manifold legal tensions related to identification, jurisdiction, enforcement, competing rights, and the role of intermediaries are inherent to the digital policymaking arena.

For the full submission to the UN Special Rapporteur click here

**continental breakfast will be provided**

About Lex:
Lex Gill (@lex_is) works at the intersection of technology, law, and social change. She is a research fellow at the Citizen Lab, an interdisciplinary research laboratory based at the Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto and is the Advocate to the Canadian Civil Liberties Association's National Security Program. She is a former Google Policy Fellow to the Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic and a former affiliate and researcher to the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University. Lex holds an undergraduate degree and graduate diploma from Concordia University, and a B.C.L./LL.B. from McGill University's Faculty of Law.