FII was at Internet Governance Forum (IGF) 2016 in Guadalajara, Mexico and Founder Japleen Pasricha spoke at two different sessions presenting our research report on online violence against women in India.

  1. Bridging the Divide between Marginalized Communities

Wednesday, December 7 • 10:45 – 11:45, Organised by Freedom House

Do you or someone you love advocate for the rights of women, LGBT people, the disabled, or religious minorities? Are you interested in learning how these communities operate online – the unique threats they face, their obstacles to access, and their advocacy strategies? Join Freedom House as we host an open panel with activists from five countries (India, Kenya, Jordan, Mexico, and Tunisia) at the intersection of these constituencies and online rights.

2. WS138: Solutions for countering online abuse against women

Thursday, December 8 • 12:00 – 13:30, Organised by Media Matters for Democracy

Countering gender based abuse online has been one of the key challenges that hinder optimal use of the Internet and other digital technologies. In the report of best practice forum on online abuse and gender based violence against women found that “abuse and gender-based violence against women, whether perpetrated online or offline, is difficult to address because of the attitudes, stereotypes and beliefs that underpin the issue. In an online context, such efforts are further complicated because responses need to be implemented within the global context of the Internet and with the cooperation of a multitude of stakeholders”.

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