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Wednesday, June 12 • 2:15pm - 3:30pm
Ending Impunity for Online Violence Against Women in Politics

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The United States Department of State’s Office of Global Women’s Affairs affirms that “[o]ffline and online violence is a barrier to women and girls’ access to ICTs and the internet, and their broader human rights, stifling freedoms of expression, association and assembly.” Online violence against women in politics is an especially damaging violation of internet freedom, because it is intended to silence women’s voices and prevent them from exercising their civic and political rights. This session discussion brings together some of the leading activists and researchers in this field to discuss how online violence against women in politics threatens internet freedom and how digital advocacy, legal responses and awareness campaigns worldwide are engaging to protect the internet freedom of women who exercise their civil and political rights. Speakers will share their ongoing work with digital activists, women’s community organizations and law enforcement in dozens of low- and middle-income countries worldwide to address this issue, as well as their research and work with national and international policy development.

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Gina Chirillo

Gender Program Officer, International Foundation for Electoral Systems
Gina Chirillo is the Gender Program Officer at the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES), where she provides technical assistance to IFES' work empowering women in politics and promoting inclusive elections. Chirillo joined IFES as a Research Officer in the Center... Read More →

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Avery Davis-Roberts

Associate Director, Democracy Program, The Carter Center

Wednesday June 12, 2019 2:15pm - 3:30pm BST
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