Webinar ‘Una aproximación a la ciberviolencia contra las mujeres y las niñas: Violencias machistas [An approach to cyber violence against women and girls: Gender-based cyber violence]’.
Client: Las Palmas de GC City Council, Equality and Diversity Office
Scope: Social project
Services: Training, Consulting
The 17th, 18th, 19th and 20th of November, Opciónate will host the webinar ‘Una aproximación a la ciberviolencia contra las mujeres y las niñas: Violencias machistas [An approach to cyber violence against women and girls: Gender-based cyber violence]’, with the support of Las Palmas de GC City Council, Equality and Diversity Office.
This free online training will approach gender-based cyber violence against women and girls related to the use of information and communication technologies in the current context where their use is increasingly widespread.
As set out in the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence, Istanbul on 11 May 2011, ratified by Spain in 2014, which defines violence against women (VAW) “as a violation of human rights and a form of discrimination against women”, and lists all acts of gender-based violence that involve or may involve harm or suffering of a physical, sexual, psychological or economic nature to women, including threats of such acts, coercion or arbitrary deprivation of liberty, in public or private; any act of gender-based violence that results in, or is likely to result in, physical, sexual or psychological harm or suffering to women, including threats of such acts, coercion or arbitrary deprivation of liberty, whether occurring in public or private”.
This violation of women’s human rights is yet another manifestation of structural inequality, discrimination and patriarchy impacting and damaging the lives of women and girls.
This relatively new phenomenon must be the subject of analysis analysed in order to gain understanding of its many forms and scope, assess the damage inflicted and the social and institutional response victims receive towards protection, respect and reparation.
To deepen the reality of online violence and how it affects the lives of women and girls, we will welcome some feminist organizations and professionals with significant experience in the study of cyber violence and its various manifestations. Participants include:
– Estibaliz Linares Bahillo, author of the thesis ‘El Iceberg Digital Machista’, will give a lecture on the impact of this violence on adolescent women.
– Andrea Momoitio, coordinator of Píkara Magazine, will address the issue of feminist communicators and cyber violence.
– Orlagh McCann, member of the UN technical team supporting the mandate of Special Rapporteur Dubravka Šimonović, will present the basis of her report on online violence against women and girls from a human rights perspective.
– Laia Serra Perelló, criminal lawyer, will review the criminal response to gender-based cyber violence.
– Eva Cruells López, SURT Foundation and co-founder of Donestech, will present a study focused on online gender-based violence.
To conclude the webinar, on Friday, November 20th, Donestech’s colleagues will organise a workshop on feminist digital self-defence.
The online activity and attendance are free.
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Key documents and summary videos of the sessions are available on our Youtube channel.
Keywords: online training, gender-based cyberviolence, online feminist self-defence.