Dec 2020 17 – 18

This four-session webinar spread over two days on digital gender-based violence is organised by Point of View. Dr Anja Kovacs from the Internet Democracy Project is invited to be a panelist.

Even though we’ve been confined to domestic spaces since March 2020, and the use of digital devices has gone through the roof, we’re not talking enough about this. We’re still talking about on ground violence – domestic, sexual, family – during the lockdown/pandemic without understanding that the meaning of domestic itself has changed, with devices becoming part of our homes. Or consider that the nature of gender-based violence has also morphed into a continuum of on-ground and on-line.

We frame it as digital, rather than online, to include all those who have access to digital devices but not to the Internet.

Speakers:

  1. Indu Harikumar, artist and storyteller

  2. Akhila Kolisetty, Co-director, End Cyberabuse

  3. Anja Kovacs, Director, Internet Democracy Project

  4. Nidhi Goyal, Founder and Executive Director, Rising Flame

  5. Sonali Gupta, psychologist, columnist and author

Agenda:

Day 1: December 17, Thursday, 6-8 pm

Session 1: #LoveSexandTech

Time: 6-7 pm

Speaker: Artist and storyteller Indu Harikumar will explore privacy violations in her series #lovesexandtech.

Session 2: Intimate images: navigating consent, laws and platform accountability

Time: 7-8 pm

Speaker: Akhila Kolisetty, Co-director, End Cyberabuse, will talk about image-based sexual abuse, consent, platform accountability and comparative legal framings.

Day 2: December 18, Friday, 3-5 pm

Session 1: What we don’t talk about in our conversations on digital violence

Time: 3-4.15 pm

Speaker 1: Anja Kovacs, Director, Internet Democracy Project will talk about applying feminist notions of sexual consent to data protection

Speaker 2:Nidhi Goyal, Founder and Executive Director, Rising Flame will speak about womxn with disabilities and digital violence

Session 2: Towards emotional wellbeing in digital spaces

Time: 4.15-5 pm

Speaker: Sonali Gupta, psychologist, columnist and author of Anxiety, will explore mental health and counselling as an intervention for people facing digital violence.

Register here for the webinar.

The webinar will be live on FaceBook. Watch it here.