Solutions to Cyber Harassment Aimed at Women in Political Life

Date & Time

Tuesday February 19, 2019
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.


Ottawa, ON

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Despite the fight to include women in politics, research shows women are still significantly less likely than men to consider running for office.

Disincentives – on top of the traditional and systemic – result from the widespread use of online social platforms and other digital technologies to harass and threaten women who are politically engaged. This is becoming another clear deterrent to women’s engagement in today’s modern democracy.

This half-day workshop will explore issues and challenges of policy makers, women and men. The intent? Outlining recommended solutions to online cyber-harassment directed at women in the political sphere.


This event is by invitation only. For more information on this event, please contact: 
Katherine Feenan
Policy Lead
Public Policy Forum


Digital Resilience Workshop on February 19
There will be a Digital Resilience Workshop led by Seyi Akiwowo from 1:45 to 4:30 p.m. on February 19 that is open to the public. Please click here for more information. 

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