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Wednesday, June 12 • 9:00am - 10:15am
Building the First Global Perceptions of Gender and Online Violence

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The Global Perceptions of Gender and Online Violence (GP-GOV) is the first ever perceptions-based truly global study on the topic of online gender-based violence to be conducted. Over 30,000 citizens from 15 developing countries will share their opinions as part of this study, making it the largest and most unique in the space of online gender-based violence. RightsCon will be one of the first platforms the GP-GOV data will be shared at, and all attendees are invited to participate in the discussion on how to further reduce and ultimately prevent online gender-based violence. This session will begin with a short overview of the GP-GOV project by the project partners: ABA ROLI, USAID, and RIWI Corp., who will highlight key findings from the analysis. Following this, a facilitated discussion between panelists will take place on the necessity of listening to citizens and engaging those who are typically not heard from on a topic that touches many people. The audience will be invited and encouraged to participate in this discussion, opening the floor to everyone’s thoughts not just on the data from the first GP-GOV study, but on how they envision and recommend the GP-GOV taking shape to span across the world.

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Alix Lawson

Program Officer, Freedom House
I am the Program Officer at Freedom House for the Human Rights Support Mechanism, an LWA under USAID for human rights programming. My interests include human rights work and its intersection with technology.

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Mercedes Fogarassy

Portfolio Manager, Global Citizen Engagement, RIWI Corp.
Mercedes manages the Global Citizen Engagement portfolio at RIWI Corp., focusing on amplifying citizen voices for partners in the humanitarian sector, including the World Food Programme, USAID, Oxfam, Freedom House and more.RIWI is a global survey technology and sentiment analysis... Read More →
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Teresa Parr

U.S. Agency for International Development

Wednesday June 12, 2019 9:00am - 10:15am BST
Leptis (Laico)