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Wednesday, November 11 • 09:00 - 10:30
BPF Online Abuse and Gender-Based Violence Against Women

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The IGF best practice forum (BPF) on Online Abuse and Gender-Based Violence Against Women is both timely and instructive considering the increasing effort by different stakeholders at national and global levels to understand and address the problem of online abuse and gender-based violence against women. It has showed that there are no one-size-fits all solutions, and that greater study is needed to further investigate the range of acts, underlying causes, diversity and scope of impact, and potential responses that can be developed for the issue. 

The BPF used an open and inclusive process to gather a broad variety of views and inputs on this multidimensional problem over the past nine months. As a result of this community-driven process, the BPF’s draft findings reflect a rich diversity of responses from various stakeholders and regions regarding the issue. 

Join us and our interactive panel at this session to discuss not only the BPF’s draft findings and recommendations for further exploration, but also the ways in which the problem of online abuse and gender-based violence can continue to be addressed at both the IGF as a critical platform for multistakeholder engagement on key internet policy, governance and human rights issues, and in other policy discussion spaces.

The BPF's third draft, Draft JP, can be downloaded in the section below.

Facilitator: Jac Kee, Association for Progressive Communications, Malaysia


Agustina Callegari, Personal Data Protection Center, Ombudsman's Office of Buenos Aires City, Argentina
David Kaye
, UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression
Frane Mareovic, Director Office of the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media
Gary Fowlie, Head ITU Liaison Office to the UN in New York, USA
Hibah Hussein
, Public Policy Analyst, Google, USA
Mariana Valente
, Director: InternetLab, Brazil
Narelle Clark
, Australian Communications Consumer Action Network; Immediate Past President of ISOC (Australian Chapter), Australia
Nighat Dad
, Digital Rights Foundation, Pakistan
Patrick Penninckx
, Council of Europe Head of the Information Society Department
Rebecca McKinnon
, Global Voices Online, USA

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Wednesday November 11, 2015 09:00 - 10:30 GMT-03
Workshop Room 6

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