Sexist Hate Speech – a violation of women’s human rights
You are invited to join a side event to discuss the causes and forms of sexist hate speech, its targets, impact and measures needed to curb it.
„Of all the evils for which man has made
himself responsible, none is so degrading,
so shocking or so brutal as his abuse of the
better half of humanity; the female sex.”
Sexist hate speech is one form of expression of sexism. It is rampant in Europe and beyond and disproportionally targets women.Sexist hate speech takes many forms both online and offline, including victim blaming and re-victimisation; “slut-shaming”;body-shaming;“revenge porn”; brutal and sexualised threats of death, rape and violence; offensive comments on appearance,sexuality, sexual orientation or gender roles; false compliments or so-called jokes to humiliate and ridicule the target. Sexist hatespeech is a form of violence against women and girls that perpetuates and exacerbates gender inequality. It undermines freedomof speech for women and girls, and has serious and severe emotional and/or physical effects on its targets.
You are invited to join a side event to discuss the causes and forms of sexist hate speech, its targets, impact and measuresneeded to curb it. Organised by the Council of Europe and the Permanent Missions of Cyprus, Bulgaria, Belgium, Andorra andLiechtenstein to the United Nations on the occasion of the 61st session of the Commission on the Status of Women, the side eventaims at raising awareness and knowledge of the Council of Europe standards and action to tackle sexist hate speech, to encouragea debate on the issue, and strengthen partnerships to increase the impact of the work and efforts in this area.
THE PANEL CONSISTS OF:
- Eva Fehringer, Chair of the Council of Europe Gender Equality
- Mary Papadopoulos, President of the Cyprus Federation of
Business and Professional Women
- Isabelle Simonis, Minister of Adult Learning, Youth, Women’s
Rights and Equal Opportunities, French Community of Belgium
- Carmen Moreno, Executive Secretary, Inter-American
Commission of Women, Organization of American States (OAS)
- Genoveva Tisheva, Managing Director, Bulgarian Gender
Research Foundation, Chair of the Alliance for Protection against
Marja Ruotanen, Director of Human Dignity and Equality,
Council of Europe
Date: 14 March 2017
Time: 3.00 - 4.15 pm
Venue: Conference Room A, UN HQ,New York
New York: Cypriot Permanent Mission to the United Nations
В периода 10-12 май 2017 г.в гр. Букурещ се проведе специализарано обучение на адвокати, съдии и прокурори от България и Румъния в рамкита на проект “Strengthening lawyers’ legal knowledge and cooperation with prosecutors and judges, to protect victims of human trafficking rights in the judicial proceedings”, (JUST/2015/JTRA/AG/EJTR/8686).
България, съвместно с УНИЦЕФ, организира събитие на тема „Прекратяване на цикъла на насилие срещу момичетата и момчетата - ролята на парламентаристите”. Дискусионният формат се проведе на 16 март т.г., в рамките на 61-та сесия на Комисията по положението на жените, в Ню Йорк (13 – 24 март 2017 г.). Съавтори на събитието станаха също Панама, Интерпарламентарният съюз и Офисът на Специалния представител на Генералния секретар на ООН по насилието срещу деца.
Българско участие в 61-та сесия на Комитета за статута на жените, Ню Йорк, март 2017