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Canadian Women Leaders' Digital Defence Initiative

With support from the Department of Heritage’s Digital Citizens Contribution Program, MIGS launched the Canadian Women Leaders' Digital Defence Initiative. The Initiative examines the impact of disinformation and online harms targeting Canadian women leaders.

Digital Roundtable Discusions

MIGS hosted four rountable discussions with prominent women journalists and politicians. The aim was to better understand how digital disinformation and online harms targeting Canadian women are impacting individuals as well Canadian democracy and social cohesion. MIGS hosted three regional panels in English and one in French. 

Watch the digital roundtable discussions

Report

This paper aims to increase understanding of the root causes of gendered disinformation and online abuse against women in politics and journalists in Canada, and its impact on democratic participation. This project is supported by Canadian Heritage  

White Paper: "Canadian Women Leaders' Digital Defence Initiative."

Lisez le rapport: "Initiative numérique canadienne pour la défense des femmes en leadership."  

Watch the launch of the report

 

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