Social media platforms and other digital technologies have given rise to new forms of gender-based violence. Online violence threatens the safety and rights of individual women, girls, and members of other marginalized groups; and undermines the strength of democracies. Critically, the consequences of online gender-based violence spill over into the physical world.
Please join NDI and the U.S. Department of State for a panel showcasing the "Global Partnership for Action on Gender-Based Online Harassment and Abuse." The Global Partnership is building a global coalition to improve the prevention and response to online gender-based violence. Hear from experts from civil society, government, and more on how we can stop the democratic deficit by ending online violence against women in politics and public life.
Welcome: Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield, Representative of the United States of America to the United Nations
-Trine Bramsen, Minister for Gender Equality and Minister for Transport, Denmark
-Ann Linde, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Sweden
-Vicky Ford, Minister for Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, United Kingdom
-Julie Inman Grant, eSafety Commissioner, Australia
-Zina Alam, Media Specialist, UNFPA
-Fatima Mena Baide, Chief of Honduran Anticorruption Party
-Tracey Breeden, VP of Safety and Social Advocacy, Match Group
-Agita Pasaribu, Founder and CEO, Bully.id
Moderator: Moira Whelan, Director for Democracy and Technology, NDI
Closing Remarks: Jennifer Klein, Director and Chair, White House Gender Policy Council