Nordic Online Conference:
Gender-based Hate, Threat and Harassment on the Internet
10 – 11 June 2021

As part of the Presidency of the Nordic Council of Ministers in 2021 Finland will be hosting a virtual conference aiming to recognize good practices and concrete measures for the prevention of gender-based online hate and harassment and its negative consequences for both individuals and the society.
 

The conference aims to

  •  inform and exchange knowledge about Nordic experiences of hate, threat and sexual harassment on the Internet from a gender perspective
  • discuss the phenomenon with the starting point in reports, analyzes, research, seminars and conferences published and arranged during the last years within the framework of the Nordic co-operation
  • present, discuss and develop measures and tools aiming for the prevention of online hate, threat and harassment and their consequences in public spaces in the Nordic region.
  • strengthen gender equality.


Target audience: Nordic and Baltic experts, authorities, decision-makers and NGOs

Background: Gender-based hate, threat and harassment on the internet form a problem that all the Nordic countries are struggling with. The phenomenon is connected to several other challenges in our societies and threatens equality, democracy and the freedom of speech.

As part of the Presidency of the Nordic Council of Ministers in 2021 Finland will be hosting an online conference aiming to recognize good practices and concrete measures for the prevention of gender-based online hate and harassment and its negative consequences for both individuals and the society.

The discussion in the Conference will be based on recent analyzes, reports and seminars arranged in the Nordic countries and deepened by a broad range of experts from the region.

Register to the conference by June 4th 2021.

 

 

Further information

Venla Valkonen, projektikoordinaattori 
Ministry of Social Affairs and Health, Department for Work and Gender Equality / TTO, Gender Equality Unit / TASY 0295163283