The abusive internet: Nordic and Baltic ways to prevent gender-based violence

08.03.23 | Arrangement
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Join our Nordic-Baltic experts as they discuss the weak points and top priorities when it comes to safeguarding human rights and gender equality online!


11:30 - 12:45

Conference Room 1, UN headquarters, New York
This event is open to CSW participants
New York, NY

The Nordic and Baltic regions are two of the most digitalised regions in the world. In recent years, the countries have been quick to respond to online gender-based violence.

However, hate and violence are always finding new outlets, with society's response one step behind.

So, what are the blind spots in the prevention of technology-facilitated gender-based violence from the perspective of researchers, civil society, and those most affected?

Meet the Nordic-Baltic experts:

Moderator: Karen Ellemann, Secretary General of the Nordic Council of Ministers


María Rún Bjarnadóttir, Director for Internet Safety, Icelandic National Police Commissioner

Iluta Lāce, Director of the Association MARTA Centre Latvia

Kari Helene Partapuoli, National Director, Plan International Norway

Tuija Saresma, Associate Professor, University of Jyväskylä, Finland

Christian Mogensen, Tech Advisor, Office of Denmark's Tech Ambassador to the U.S.

Christian Veske, Gender Equality and Equal Treatment Commissioner, EIGE, Estonia


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This CSW67 is event hosted by the Latvian Government and the Nordic Council of Ministers