Misogyny Goes Viral: Protecting Women from Digital Violence

Misogyny has gone viral. Women and girls are increasingly facing a new realm of violence and harassment online, especially via social media. Weapons include stalking, threats of violence, online impersonation, sharing of intimate images or personal details without consent. Young women are more often the targets, and this violence is impacting their personal lives, jobs, and careers. Following a global overview of digital violence by young Unitarian women leaders in India, an executive from Refuge, an NGO that runs the National Domestic Abuse Helpline in the UK, will talk about public policy and offer practical advice for women to protect themselves online. Register in advance for this meeting.

Panelists

Alisha Marba Rani
Seng Kynthei, the Women’s Wing of the Unitarian Union of North East India (SKUUNEI)
Liza M. Lamar
Seng Kynthei, the Women’s Wing of the Unitarian Union of North East India (SKUUNEI)
Jessica Eagleton
Refuge UK, Senior Policy and Public Affairs Officer
Beth O'Connell (moderator)
Vice President, International Convocation of Unitarian Universalist Women (IWC)

About the Forum

This is a parallel event hosted by IWC as part of the NGO CSW66 Forum.

The NGO CSW66 Forum, which will run parallel to the CSW66 session (66th Commission on the Status of Women, an annual summit at UN Headquarters), will take place from 13-25 March, kicking off with Consultation Day on the 13th. The NGO CSW66 Forum will be virtual and is open to the public, regardless of ECOSOC-accreditation status.

Register to attend the NGO CSW66 Virtual Forum to have access to the virtual platform before the start of the Forum on 13 March 2022. Use the platform as an advocacy tool by seeing who else is registered to the platform and networking with them.

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