Preventing Online Gender-based Violence in the Nordics

Key Takeaways from the Conference “Gender-based Hate, Threat and Harassment on the Internet” on 10 - 11 June 2021


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Gender-based violence is defined as harmful acts directed at an individual or a group of individuals based on their gender. Online gender-based violence is a serious concern in the Nordics and has consequences for both individuals and society as a whole. It threatens gender equality, security, democracy and the freedom of speech. As part of the Presidency of the Nordic Council of Ministers for Gender Equality and LGBTI in 2021, Finland has hosted an online conference “Gender-based Hate, Threat and Harassment on the Internet”. The aim of the conference held on 10 - 11 June 2021 was to recognize good practices and concrete measures to prevent online gender-based violence in the Nordic region.This publication consists of key takeaways from the conference presented by Gender Equality and Inclusion Expert Elina Nikulainen.
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