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.
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**