Breaking Down Silos: Cross-sector Approaches to Combatting Online Gender-based Violence

Breaking Down Silos: Cross-sector Approaches to Combatting Online Gender-based Violence - Digital

Date: Tuesday, December 10th
Time: 8:30am – 4:00pm

(morning session will end by lunchtime)
Where: ICRW, 1120 20th St NW, Suite 500N,
Washington, DC 20036

As part of 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence (GBV), ARTICLE 19 and the International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) invite you to a multi-sector discussion and day-of-action to combat online gender-based violence against women.

Technology-facilitated GBV is globally pervasive, extending and amplifying historical forms of oppression and discrimination. As a consequence, online civic engagement – particularly for women and girls – has become out-of-reach and full of risks.

As tech dramatically changes the way we communicate, it is time for key stakeholders to consider the role that this technology will play in ensuring the Internet remains an open, inclusive and diverse space. It is critical that changemakers from a range of sectors come together to break down the silos and determine cross-cutting solutions to ensure that civic space flourishes online.

Please join us for an in-depth discussion and working session on December 10th. During the panel discussion, we will share the latest research, best practices, tools and lessons learned. ARTICLE 19 will also be sharing “The Anatomy of Technology-related Violence Against Women,” a mapping tool of online abuse, and illustrate its use for women journalists. ICRW and ARTICLE 19 will be joined by experts in tech, policy, activism, program implementation and the donor community.


Sandra Ordonez, Co-founder and Strategic Advisor, Internet Freedom Festival

Judy Taing, Head of Gender and Sexuality, ARTICLE 19

Michelle Ferrier, Founder, Trollbusters and Dean of Journalism and Graphic Communication, Florida A and M University

Denise Dora, Regional Director, ARTICLE 19 Brazil

Laura Hinson, Social and Behavioral Scientist, International Center for Research on Women (ICRW)

Other Featured Speakers, TBD

After a series of presentations, we will break into specialty working groups to hone into specific approaches and solutions, with the aim of dismantling the silos between research, tech, funding, implementation and policymaking in order to catalyze a sustained effort to combat technology-facilitated GBV.