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Sexism and the Online Publics
IT for Change, with support from EdelGive Foundation and International Development Research Centre, Canada (IDRC), is bringing together legal scholars, practitioners, platform intermediaries, feminist activists and journalists in a three part webinar series to unpack sexist hate speech online across February, in the lead up to International Women’s Day, 2021. The webinar series intends to serve as a pivotal space for framing misogynistic hate as a key public policy issue in the Indian context, catalysing an informed and critical discussion on how to tackle this issue through reforms to current hate speech legislation and intermediary liability frameworks.

The three-part webinar series comprises:
• Session 1 – 10 February, 2021, 6:00 pm – 7:30pm IST: When does free speech become censorship? The constitutional case against sexist speech.
• Session 2 – 17 February, 2021, 6:00 pm – 7:30pm IST: How can we hold social media accountable for misogyny? A feminist approach to platform governance.
• Session 3 – 24 February, 2021, 6:00 pm – 7:30pm IST: How should the law deal with misogyny online? A feminist framework for legal reform.

You can find further information about each of the exciting sessions with the stellar lineup of legal, feminist and digital scholars and activists here: https://itforchange.net/sexism-online-publics-it-for-change-edelgive-idrc-webinar
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