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
Фондация БЦДИ издаде Програма за превенция на домашно насилие сред подрастващите в изпълнение на проект „Да обединим усилия в борбата срещу домашното насилие”. Проектът се финансира от Министерство на правосъдието на Република България с договор № 93-00-183/2018 г.
Всеобщата декларация за правата на човека повече се нарушава, отколкото се спазва
“Pilot action for tackling violence against women and girls with disabilities in Bulgaria through research, raising awareness and strategic litigation” and “Enhanced cooperation with key stakeholders - the institutions and CSOs for strengthening of measures and policies for effective protection and access to justice of women and girls with disabilities, victims of violence in Bulgaria” - 2015-2018 supported by OSI-Budapest The projects were implemented in cooperation with the Bulgarian Gender Research Foundation and the expert lawyer Aneta Genova