How does gender exacerbate technology-facilitated acts of violence? How are already vulnerable groups impacted by online violence, abuse, and harassment? And if our legal and political systems are working to address these issues, are they making any substantial progress?

On Tuesday, November 27, 2018 (05:00 PM – 06:30 PM) Citizen Lab senior researcher Irene Poetranto will be participating in a panel discussion addressing these very issues. In partnership with the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management, this free event will cut across sectors and challenge participants to think critically about the factors that create environments for gender-based online violence to thrive and consider options for countering these systemic and toxic trends.

Joining Poetranto will be: Nasma Ahmed (Director – Digital Justice Lab and Open Web Fellow, Mozilla Foundation and Ford Foundation), Kate Robertson (Associate, Markson Law Professional Corporation), and Takara Small (Host and Producer of the Tech Podcast, “I’ll Go First” for The Globe and Mail; Founder, VentureKids Canada), with the discussion moderated by Molly Thomas (Reporter and Anchor, CTV News) and introductions provided by Sarah Kaplan (Professor of Strategic Management, University of Toronto Distinguished Professor of Gender & the Economy and Director – Institute for Gender & the Economy).

More information on the event can be found here and participants can register here.