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March, 30

E-Discussion on Online Violence Against Women in Politics

Day(s): from 09/Mar to 30/Mar

This e-Discussion seeks to raise awareness on the online harassment, abuse, and violence against women in politics by encouraging a dialogue and an exchange of knowledge, experiences, and solutions to fight this phenomenon and ensure online and political spaces are safe and inclusive. Women and men in politics, civil society activists, practitioners and researchers are invited to join this e-Discussion from 9 to 30 March 2020. The submissions will contribute to the elaboration of a Consolidated Reply that will augment the knowledge base available on the topic.

Questions

1.  Why do you think online harassment and abuse of women in politics occurs and is so widespread?

2. What can States do to stop online harassment and violence against women while respecting freedom of expression and the prohibition of incitation to violence and hatred? What are the good practices?

3.  What can social media outlets such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram do to make their spaces safe for women?

4.  Online violence against women in politics makes political careers unattractive. What message would you give to women who are considering leaving politics or discouraged from engaging in public life because of this?

Local: Online
Date: Mar/09/2020 - Mar/30/2020
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