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Thursday, May 17 • 10:30 - 11:45
Global Perspectives on Technology Facilitated Violence Against Women and Girls

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Contemporary technology - including social media platforms, mobile phones, Artificial Intelligence, robotics, and many others – can positively impact the advancement of gender equality. At the same time, it can aggravate existing and enable new forms of violence against women and girls (VAWG). Technology facilitated VAWG is a growing and a constantly evolving phenomenon that brings devastating consequences for the lives of women and girls around the world from all walks of life. Join us for a discussion about emerging trends; international responses; and what can we do next to combat the problem.


Tara Denham

Director, Democracy Unit, Office of Human Rights, Freedoms and Inclusion, Global Affairs Canada, Government of Canada

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Anja Kovacs

Director, Internet Democracy Project
Dr. Anja Kovacs directs the Internet Democracy Project in Delhi. India, which works towards an Internet that supports freedom of expression, democracy and social justice. Anja’s research currently focuses especially on questions regarding cybersecurity, surveillance and privacy... Read More →
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Priya Kumar

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Social Media Lab, Ryerson University
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David Mattingly

Vice President for Programs, Fund for Global Human Rights
As Vice President for Programs for the Fund for Global Human Rights, David is responsible for oversight, coordination, and integration of human rights grant-making in six regions around the world. Since joining the Fund in 2005, David has managed grants programs for frontline groups... Read More →
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Kristen Thomasen

Assistant Professor ~ Law, Robotics & Society, Windsor Law
I research and write on legal issues related to robotics and AI. I have especially focused on the privacy and equity implications of robotic technologies, including the gendered privacy impact of drones and the ways in which robotic technologies affect the use of and access to public... Read More →

Thursday May 17, 2018 10:30 - 11:45 EDT