IGF 2019 WS #417 Online Gender Violence: Actions and reactions from feminist


Organizer 1: Jessica Matus,
Organizer 2: Danny Alexander Rayman Labrin, Fundación Datos Protegidos

Speaker 1: Janara Kalline Leal Lopes de Sousa, Civil Society, Latin American and Caribbean Group (GRULAC)
Speaker 2: Patricia Pena Patricia Pena, ,
Speaker 3: Lourdes Barrera, Civil Society, Latin American and Caribbean Group (GRULAC)

Policy Question(s): 

What have been the lessons learned from the different actions, initiatives and strategies of feminist women's organizations and groups to face online violence against women?
What have been successful cases of advocacy for public policies on gender-based violence online and what can we learn from it?
What have been the most appropriate ways to achieve an impact on public opinion, generate advocacy and achieve changes in political, judicial and administrative systems that incorporate gender perspectives that allow for addressing gender-based violence online?

Relevance to Theme: The proposed workshop is relevant because online gender violence is a current issue, however, it is an issue that has been subject of studies, advocacy campaigns, digital measures, toolkits, and other different responses. All these have in common that are responses from a gender perspective which have been the reason many times of their success.
It is precisely from these experiences that the Workshop will try through various representatives of organizations to generate activities that reveal where are the weak points in strategic, where are the complex situations to provide support to victims, and how has been possible to achieve success in actions and reactions against online gender violence.

Relevance to Internet Governance: Along of the years we can see that the important changes starts from a crisis which now is visualize it -thanks to the technology - faster and clear, on many ways. Now, with the point of view of the feminism and its actors the idea is to contribute and to solve the issue together with the the representative of other sectors to improve the measures and helping the victims in the best way possible.
Today the issue is on the table, and we cannot ignore the thousands of victims of gender violence around the world. This violence which tends to be more and more aggressive, but so far there is not an effective tool which can take away the danger of that , so it is time to find a way together to make the difference, learning from our mistakes and find better ways to combat this.


Round Table - Circle - 60 Min

Description: Our session will consist to show to attendees and participants the differents tools which have been use to combat and aware the online violence based on gender during the last year such as media campaings, strategic litigation, IA, etc.
Every panelist will have 8 minutes to explain their tools and how this has been effective or not in their environment.
For example Acoso Online will explain their research regarding online gender violence, highlighting the opportunities and challenges of the research.
Our intention is to develop a session to articulate collective strategies, plan campaigns and other actions among several NGOs and working together with the rest of the representatives to discover which tools are the more effective ones.
To conclude, there will be an open space to the audience to make questions and comments about it, because our most important concern is to know from the attendees -in their own opinion- which the presented tools, seems to be more effective and what are the weaks points of each of them, with the compromise to work on improve them and even change our point to address the issue.

Expected Outcomes: The format of the session, presentation first and group comments after, seeks to receive how the discussion follow, and collect the reactions and ideas, in order to develop strategies collectively, from Academia, Companies and pairs.

Onsite Moderator: 
Online Moderator: 

Danny Alexander Rayman Labrin, Civil Society, Latin American and Caribbean Group (GRULAC)

Discussion Facilitation: 

We will provide to audience at the begining of the workshop a a list which includes every ways to gender violence which can find online and we ask them which the presented tools they find more effective one against each situation.

Online Participation: 

Using twitter with hashtags to comments the workshop in order to find online question that could response at the end of the session.

Proposed Additional Tools: Twitter with the useful hashtag to the workshop.


GOAL 5: Gender Equality
GOAL 10: Reduced Inequalities
GOAL 17: Partnerships for the Goals