Ensuring women's safety online amidst COVID-19 and beyond

June 04, 2020 Season 2020 Episode 13
Ensuring women's safety online amidst COVID-19 and beyond
Show Notes

Starting in April, the WSIS Team will host a weekly virtual WSIS TalkX the for the WSIS Stakeholders to interact, connect and collaborate. Preparing towards the WSIS Forum 2020, High-level Track Facilitators, Workshop Organizers, WSIS Prizes 2020 Champions and others will be conducting virtual interactive talks highlighting their linkages with the WSIS Action Lines and SDGs. 

Join our thirteenth live session with Q&A on Ensuring women's safety online amidst COVID-19 and beyond.

COVID-19 is being described as the first major pandemic of the social media age. With more than half of the world’s population under lockdown conditions by early April, women and girls are using the internet with greater frequency. In this context, emerging data shows that since the outbreak of COVID-19, online and ICT-facilitated violence against women and girls has increased in several countries. The webinar will highlight the key trends and impacts of ICT-facilitated violence against women and girls during COVID-19. It will focus on concrete actions taken by governments, women’s rights organizations and internet providers to strengthen women and girls’ safety online.

Moderator and Speakers:

  • Ms Loly Gaitan — Project Officer, ITU, EQUALS HubSwissEngineering Geneva
  • Ms Lizzette Soria  — Policy Specialist, UN Women
  • Ms Zarizana Abdul Aziz — Co-founder of the Due Diligence Project
  • Ms Peace Oliver Amuge  — Acting Coordinator, Women of Uganda Network (WOUGNET)
  • Ms Mariana Lopez — Senior Advocacy Manager, Connected Women Programme, GSMA
  • Ms Erika Smith — Coordinator Take Back the Tech!, Association for Progressive Communications

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