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Past Event

Defending online spaces for women – countering disinformation and gender-based violence

10 March 2022 14:00–15:00

Zoom

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Social media has become a key place for gender activists to share their voices, show solidarity and mobilise action, but it has also become a focus for backlash. Online abuse and disinformation can be faced daily by women and those championing gender justice.

To mark International Women’s Day, join our international panel of speakers to share experiences, learning and tactics for countering backlash against gender justice, and disinformation targeted at women that frequently occurs in online spaces.

Chair

Becky Faith, Leader, Digital and Technology Cluster, IDS

Speakers

  • Omaina H. Aziz, volunteer for the Aurat March, Lahore
  • Iffat Jahan Antara, Research Associate, BRAC Institute of Governance and Development (BIGD), BRAC University – co-author of Countering Backlash pilot study on online GBV in Bangladesh
  • Pragyna Mahpara, Senior Research Associate, BRAC Institute of Governance and Development (BIGD), BRAC University – co-author of Countering Backlash pilot study on online GBV in Bangladesh

Learn more about women’s power struggles and sustaining their gains against backlash in Bangladesh, India, Nepal and Pakistan from the research project ‘Sustaining Power: Women’s Struggles against contemporary backlash in South Asia’ (SuPWR).

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