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Thursday, May 16 • 11:30 - 12:30
The shifting terrain of gender based violence online

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Co-organizer: Association for Progressive Communications (APC)
Session in brief: During the last years, concerns about Gender-Based Violence Online have gained wide recognition. The 2018 Human Rights Council Resolution’s inclusion of ‘violence against women and girls in digital contexts’, the updated CEDAW General Recommendation 35’s reference to ‘violence occurring on the internet’, and the Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women’s latest report are evidence of this. At the same time, the shrinking democratic offline and online space has worsened the situation for women and other communities at risk, and in particular for women human rights defenders. This panel recognises a shifting terrain which requires agilility in reflection and strategies for the future.

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Carin Jämtin

Director General,, Swedish International Development Agency (Sida)
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Esther Espinosa

Las Malcriadas
Her activism began in 2012, using street art as a medium of resistance against gender discrimination and street harassment, to reclaim public spaces for women. Together with other women's rights activists and advocates, they created "Las Malcriadas", a movement of young feminist women... Read More →
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Jac sm Kee

Women's Rights Programme Manager, APC, APC (Association for Progressive Communications)
Gender, Sexuality, Access, Internet Governance, Ending online gender-based violence, Sexual surveillance and big data, Freedom of expression & gendered hate speech
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Frane Maroevic

Director, Office of the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media
Frane Maroevic is Director of the Office of the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media since September 2015. He has over 20 years of experience in the media and international organizations. Mr Maroevic started out as a journalist at the BBC World Service (1992-1999), after which... Read More →
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Åsa Eldén

Åsa is a senior consultant and researcher. She holds a PhD in sociology from Uppsala University, was affiliated to Boğaziçi University in Istanbul and has been the Lead/Senior Policy Specialist for Gender Equality at Sida. Her work has a thematic focus on gender equality, gender-based... Read More →

Thursday May 16, 2019 11:30 - 12:30 CEST
Room C