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Friday, November 29 • 09:30 - 11:00
WS 247 Internet De-tox: A Fail-proof Regimen to End Online Sexism

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An effective online content governance framework that balances freedom of expression and freedom from misogynistic speech continues to be a policy challenge for gender inclusion. The attacks that women face in the online public sphere reflects social prejudice that is intersectional. For instance, in India and Brazil, caste and race are ever-present in the hate that women encounter online. This reinforces social and gender stratification, amplifying discrimination and contaminating public discourse.

Building on empirical research on gender-based hate speech in India and Brazil, this workshop will address the following policy questions:
(a) What are the legal-policy constructs about sexism and misogyny in India and Brazil, respectively, and how adequate are they in tackling gender-based hate speech online?
(b) What new normative benchmarks that address gender-based hate speech are needed to enable women’s free expression online without the threat of highly punishing costs of online participation?
(c) What actions should policymakers, internet intermediaries and civil society organisations undertake, for gender-transformative change, including in online cultures?
(d) What good practices on legal-policy frameworks, platform policies, and cultural interventions are instructive, in this regard?


Speaker 1: Mariana Valente, Civil Society, Latin American and Caribbean Group (GRULAC)
Speaker 2: Nanjira Sambuli, Civil Society, African Group
Speaker 3: Jai Vipra, Civil Society, Asia-Pacific Group
Speaker 4: Christophe Speckbacher, Programme Manager, Gender Equality Division, DG II – Democracy, Council of Europe
Speaker 5: Gisela Perez de Acham, Human Rights Center / UC Berkeley

Session Organizers
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Mariana Valente

Director, InternetLab
CC-Brazil coordinator and GNC representative.I am also the director of InternetLab, where I do research around human rights and the Internet; Internet regulation; Gender and Tech; Access to knowledge and Copyright.

Friday November 29, 2019 09:30 - 11:00
Raum V Sonnenallee 225, 12057 Berlin, Germany

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