Gendered disinformation and violence against women online have become a reality across the globe. A growing body of research shows that women online are targets of vicious online attacks and gendered disinformation campaigns framing women as inherently untrustworthy, unintelligent, too emotional, or sexualized, often carried out with malign intent and coordination.
This session aims to unpack violence against women online and discuss tangible solutions to making online environments more equitable and safe spaces for women.
The Digital Peace Project seeks to contribute to national efforts to mitigate online hate while respecting freedom of speech. It will accomplish this by engaging with civil society actors, particularly those belonging to ethnic, cultural, religious and visible minority communities.
More precisely, the project aims to increase the capacity of ethnic and cultural communities to address online racism and discrimination by centering the perspectives and opinions of those communities while exploring ideas for solutions.
Lucina Di Meco, co-founder of #ShePersisted
Annabel Ashalley-Anthony, founder of Melanin Gamers
Supriya Dwivedi, director of Policy and Engagement at the Centre for Media, Technology & Democracy
Bridget Todd, podcast host of 'INTERNET HATE MACHINE' and 'There are No Girls on the Internet'
Catherine McKenna, principal, Climate and Nature Solutions and former Canadian Environment and Climate Change Minister